Newly released research presented at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) examines the essential mineral content of the eight most popular vegan milk alternatives.
“Plant-based milk alternatives are an attractive option for people with allergies or intolerances, or who prefer a dairy-free diet”, states a press release about the new research. “However, because some essential minerals are required to be included on the Nutrition Facts label only under certain circumstances, consumers might not know if they are meeting their dietary needs.”
Now, researchers “have analyzed plant-based beverages and found variability in mineral content by type and brand. They report that pea-based drinks had the most phosphorus, selenium and zinc, while soy milks had the most magnesium overall.”