Comparing cows’ and goats’ milk with plant milks | Viva!

Comparing cows’ and goats’ milk with plant milks

Think dairy milk is superior to plant milks? You couldn't be more wrong. Our chart shows that plant counterparts are packed with vital nutrients. 

Per 100ml Whole cows’ milk Semi-skimmed Goats’ milk Alpro soya milk Alpro rice milk Alpro almond milk
kcal 66 46 62 40 47 24
Calcium (mg) 118 120 100 120 120 120
Protein (g) 3.3 3.4 3.1 3.0 0.1 0.5
Fat (g) 3.9 1.7 3.7 1.8 1.0 0.1
Saturated fat (g) 2.5 1.1 2.4 0.3 0.1 0.1
Cholesterol (mg) 14 6 11 0 0 0
Vitamin D (mg) Trace Trace 0.1 (D2) 0.75 (D2) 0.75 (D2) 0.75
Vitamin B12 (ug) 0.9 0.06 0.1 0.38 0.38 0.38

Surprised? We thought you might be! Well, that's the power of the dairy industry. They have the money and the clout to perpetuate their milk myths - and they have a vested interest in keeping people in the dark. If you're ready to inform yourself, why not try weaning yourself off cows' or goats' milk? The chart above only compares dairy milk to almond, rice and soya. But there are so many other options available now - most of which you'll find at your local supermarket alongside the long life (UHT) milks. For example, if you fancy hazelnuts, you'll find hazelnut milk. Love oats? There's a drink for that! You'll be busy sipping on coconut, macadamia, quinoa, amaranth, hemp, sesame and cashew. There's bound to be one you can't live without - whether for cooking, in a cup of tea or on your cereal. Now, isn't that plenty of choice? Have fun experimenting!