Plant-based milk has become the most preferred option of people, particularly oat, almond, soy, and coconut. But a new variant of dairy-free milk has hit the shelves now, and it might help you lower your cholesterol.
You can now “milk” almost anything — almonds, oats, hemp, coconuts—you name it. The name of potato milk might at first make you wrinkle your nose, but it is something worth trying. We love potatoes in almost any form (French fries!), so drinking its milk could really be that bad? Potato milk also has several health benefits. Keep reading to learn more.
What is Potato Milk?
Unlike other milk, potato milk is gluten-free, thereby serving as a healthy dairy alternative. In European countries and the US, people have begun consuming it because of its easy availability in the market. In addition, potato milk can be consumed as a healthy non-dairy alternative by people with issues like gluttony and intolerance.
How Does Potato Milk Benefit the Environment?
In generic terms, plant-based milk is considered more sustainable than dairy. You may be surprised to find out how eco-friendly potato milk is. Potatoes are easy to cultivate and do not require much to thrive. Because of that, potatoes are considered more sustainable than oats, almonds, soybeans, and other alternative plant-based milk. The climate footprint of potato milk is 75 percent lower than cow’s milk. In addition, potato requires 56 times less water than almonds to grow, thereby supporting water conservation at large. Even the land usage of potatoes is impressive, as it requires half as much land as oats need for cultivation.
Health Benefits of Consuming Potato Milk
Experts suggest that potato milk is an excellent source of vitamin B12 and vitamin D. It is also a rich source of minerals like A, C, D, E, and K. The iron and calcium content in potato milk is the same as that of cow milk. People who are allergic or intolerant to dairy products may opt for potato milk as it is free of casein, dairy, cholesterol, fat, and soy. Potato cultivation unlike dairy farming emits lesser carbon dioxide, and it offers a boost of essential nutrients like phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium if you drink it regularly.
How to Prepare Potato Milk at Home?
You can prepare potato milk with only five ingredients. Add a pinch of salt in 3 cups of water, and boil one potato. After boiling, peel the potato and add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, half cup almonds, 2 tablespoons of honey along with water and blend it until you get a smooth puree. Strain out the puree, and your homemade potato milk is ready.
So, would you like to give potato milk a try?