Almond milk is a nutrient-dense and low-calorie beverage that is increasingly popular. It comes from ground almonds which are then combined with water and then filtered through a mesh material to produce a drink that resembles ordinary milk and has a nutty taste.
Many brands also fortify this with extra nutrients such as Vitamin D, E, calcium, riboflavin, etc. to enhance its nutritional value. It is also completely lactose and cholesterol-free. You may even stumble across unsweetened options in the market, which are a healthy choice for those who wish to have no sugar in their drink.
Here are 7 most popular ready-to-drink almond milks you can try in Malaysia today. (2023 Update)
Contents • Isi Kandungan
- 1. 137 Degrees Almond Milk (Unsweetened)
- 2. Australia’s Own Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 3. Sanitarium So Good Almond Milk (Unsweetened)
- 4. Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Original
- 5. Pacific Organic Almond Milk Unsweetened
- 6. Pureharvest Organic Almond Milk
- 7. Alpro Roasted Almond Drink Original
- Now Let’s Examine The Top 9 Health Properties Of Pure Almond Milk
1. 137 Degrees Almond Milk (Unsweetened)
The 137 Degrees Unsweetened Almond Milk used 100% Californian non-GMO whole almonds and was processed through 137 degrees Celsius for only some brief seconds to preserve most of the nutrition. NO added preservatives, cane sugar and soy content. The product does not contain animal hormones and antibiotics and is an ideal alternative for vegans and lactose intolerant.
Ingredients: Almond Milk 94%, Sunflower Seeds 5%.
Manufacturer: Simple Foods Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
2. Australia’s Own Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk
Endorsed by the Australian Certified Organic Bud, Australia’s Own Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk contains all the goodness of organic almonds along with the nutritional values. It has no added sweetener or cane sugar. Suitable for lactose intolerant and is gluten-free.
Ingredients: Filtered Australian Water, Organic Almonds (3%), Organic Sunflower Oil, Salt.
Manufacturer: Freedom Foods Group Ltd (Australia)
3. Sanitarium So Good Almond Milk (Unsweetened)
So Good’s plant-based beverage made from almond is an excellent source of calcium and a source of vitamin E, B2 and B12. Apart from being lactose, gluten and dairy-free, it is also low in fat and saturated fat. The unsweetened almond milk contains no artificial colours or flavours.
Ingredients: Filtered water, almonds (2.5%), mineral (calcium), emulsifier (sunflower lecithin), natural flavour, salt, mineral salt (sodium bicarbonate), vegetable gum (gellan), antioxidant (ascorbic acid), vitamins (B12, B2, B1). The product is free from animal-derived ingredients.
Manufacturer: Australian Health and Nutrition Association Ltd (Australia)
4. Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Original
A delicious alternative to regular dairy and soy milk, the Original Almond Breeze is your daily source of calcium, and contains no cholesterol and is lactose-free. The unsweetened version depends on the almond’s natural sweet taste. If you’re a creative type, you can even use it for cooking or baking!
Ingredients: Filtered Water, Ground Whole Almonds (2.5%), Tapioca Starch, Calcium Carbonate (ground Limestone), Salt, Stabiliser (carrageenan), Emulsifier (sunflower Lecithin), Natural Flavour.
Manufacturer: Blue Diamond Growers (USA)
5. Pacific Organic Almond Milk Unsweetened
It’s such a pleasure to drink almond milk that still has the natural flavour intact. And the way Pacific Foods keeps the flavour shine is by roasting the almonds gently. The ingredients are all-natural, free of gluten, dairy and animal products. The product is also non-GMO.
Ingredients: Water, Ground Almonds*, Contains 1% Or Less Of: Gellan Gum, Natural Flavor*, Rice Starch*, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract*, Vitamin D2, Xanthan Gum. *Organic
Manufacturer: Pacific Foods of Oregon, LLC (USA)
6. Pureharvest Organic Almond Milk
Made from real organic ‘activated' almonds. Activated? Well, the early phase of the process requires the almonds to be traditionally soaked, then proceed to germination process – which helps bring the nut “to life”. The product does not contain cane sugar, or any added flavours or gums.
Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Activated Almonds (10%), Organic Rice Syrup, Sea Salt
Manufacturer: Pureharvest (Australia)
7. Alpro Roasted Almond Drink Original
Made from lightly roasted Mediterranean almonds (you’ll notice the subtle roasted taste) and water, the Alpro Roasted Almond milk contains added calcium and vitamins. Perfect to put in cereals, coffee, tea, shakes or just drink it as it is.
Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Almond (2%), Calcium (Tri-calcium phosphate), Sea salt, Stabilisers (Locust bean gum, Gellan gum), Emulsifier (Sunflower lecithin), Vitamins (Riboflavin (B2), B12, E, D2)
Manufacturer: Alpro (Belgium)
Now Let’s Examine The Top 9 Health Properties Of Pure Almond Milk
1. It helps with weight loss
A single cup of almond milk (around 250ml) yields just 60 calories, and that is much lower than the 146 calories found in whole milk, 122 in semi-skimmed milk, 102 calories in 1% and 86 calories in skimmed cow milk. This makes it a great alternative to dairy for weight loss.
2. It helps maintain heart health
Almond milk contains absolutely zero amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat. It also has low sodium levels and is rich in healthy fatty acids, e.g. Omega 3, which are mainly found in fatty fish. This helps control high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems.
3. It boosts bone health
While it’s not as rich in calcium as cow’s milk, almond milk yields 30% of the daily suggested amount as well as 25% of the recommended levels of Vitamin D, decreasing the risk of developing bone problems, e.g. osteoporosis and boosting the immune system. Additionally, the two nutrients work in conjunction to help build healthy bones and teeth.
4. It’s good for your skin
Almond milk is packed with 50% of the RDA levels of Vitamin E, which is renowned for its antioxidant action and is vital for the health and protection of your skin.
5. It doesn’t affect your blood glucose
Pure almond milk with no sweeteners has low-carb content, and that means that it won’t affect your blood glucose much, controlling your risk to develop diabetes. Due to the fact that it has a low glycaemic index, your system will utilize these carbs as a fuel source and prevent them from piling up as fat.
6. It helps with muscle strength and recovery
Even though almond milk has just 1 gram of protein/portion, it still contains several nutrients such as B-complex Vitamins, iron, riboflavin and other nutrients that help with muscle development and recovery.
7. It contributes to a healthier digestion
Almond milk has nearly one gram of fibre per serving, and that is great for keeping a healthy digestion.
8. It is lactose-free
Generally speaking, around 65% of people of ages suffer from some kind of lactose sensitivity—in other words, their system can easily digest cow’s milk. This makes almond milk an ideal lactose-free alternative.
9. You don’t have to keep this in the fridge
Since it doesn’t need refrigeration, you’ll be more prone to take it with you on work or a day trip. It’s just right at room temperatures and is also a convenient and nutritious snack to pack, which adds up to your daily nutrient consumption.