Milk, cheese and ice cream without the cow has entered the marketplace
Dairy alternatives are nothing new. For years, vegans, the lactose-intolerant, and the dairy-averse have had to make do with soy milk, almond milk, and other plant-based alternatives to the real thing. But now, thanks to modern technology, there’s a new generation of dairy-free products that are so realistic, even the staunchest milk lover will be fooled.
The key to these products’ realism is in their production. Traditionally, dairy-free products have been made by grinding up plant-based ingredients and mixing them with water to create a milk-like consistency. But the latest generation of products is made using a process called fermentation.
In fermentation, microorganisms like bacteria and yeast are used to convert plant-based ingredients into dairy-like substances. The end result is a product that is not only realistic in terms of taste and texture, but also nutritionally similar to dairy milk.
So far, the fermentation method has been used to create realistic versions of milk, cheese, and ice cream. And it’s not just vegans and the lactose-intolerant who are interested in these products; many people who are looking to reduce their dairy intake are also giving them a try.
If you’re curious about dairy-free products, there are a few things you should know. First, they are generally made from either almonds or soy. Second, they are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, so they can be a good source of nutrition. And finally, they tend to be slightly lower in calories than dairy milk.
So, if you’re looking for a realistic dairy-free alternative, fermentation-based products are worth a try. Who knows, you might just find that you prefer them to the real thing.