Dairy Company Turns Plant Based - And Releases Vegan Peanut Milk

The new product is part of an extensive plant milk line-up
The new peanut milk products (Photo: Elmhurst)

Plant milk producer Elmhurst was a dairy facility for 90 years - until bosses decided to ditch the cows and create vegan products.

The brand already offers a range of drinks including Milked Walnuts, Milked Cashews, and Milked Almonds.

Now it has added two milks derived from peanuts to the mix - peanut and peanut-chocolate flavors.

Milk

Both flavors of the milk are made without the emulsifiers, gums and stabilizers which are often used to create a creamier texture. 

Instead, the company uses a cold milling process, which it claims creates consistency similar to dairy milk.

The process also means the drink contains less ingredients.

Peanuts

According to National Peanut Board President and CEO Bob Parker, peanut farmers harvested a record crop in 2017 - and his organization is trying to use it.

He said: "You can’t sell them if you don’t have them. I see it as an opportunity."

He is a fan of the milk's nutritional profile, saying: "The peanut milk concept delivers eight grams of plant-based protein per serving, which is comparable to dairy milk. 

"It also has a smooth, slightly creamy mouth feel and taste similar to cow’s milk."

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

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