What is soya milk?
Soya milk is a plant-based milk alternative to real milk from dairy cows. It is made from soya beans and the beans are soaked and blended with filtered water before being strained to produce the liquid soya milk.
How is soya milk made?
Soya milk is made by taking raw soya beans and soaking them in water overnight before removing the skins. The soya beans are then blended with filtered water and strained through fine mesh sieves to extract the liquid.
The strained liquid is then heated to a high temperature before being cooled, packaged and sold. Commercial soya milk producers will usually add salt or sweeteners depending on the particular brand or desired flavour.
Is soya milk good for you?
Soya milk provides a good alternative for anyone that suffers from lactose intolerance and is looking for a milk substitute. It is usually fortified with added calcium, vitamin D, B2 and B12. Soya milk also contains some vitamin K, phosphorus and potassium, all good for healthy skin and bones.
Unsweetened soya milk is a good source of protein with 2.4g per 100ml. It is low in fat and carbohydrates, and therefore low in sugar so would be a good choice for diabetics or those on a low carb diet.
What does soya milk taste like?
Soya milk is best consumed chilled from the fridge. It has a smooth yet quite neutral taste, which means it won’t overpower anything you choose to add to it, such as fresh berries in a smoothie or a flavoured milkshake powder or syrup.
Can I use soya milk in place of regular milk?
Yes, soya milk can be used in place of regular milk when poured over your cereals or used in drinks or cooking recipes.
How healthy is soya milk?
Soya milk makes a good milk-alternative as it contains a higher level of protein than other dairy-free alternatives. It is a rich source of calcium, iodine, and vitamins B2, B12, and D.
It is naturally low in sugar, gluten-free, lactose-free, and low in saturated fat so is good for anyone with lactose intolerance or is sensitive to gluten.
Is there any sugar in soya milk?
Like most other plant-based milk alternatives, soya milk is available either sweetened, unsweetened or flavoured. Regular Alpro Original Fresh Soya milk only has 2.5 g sugar per 100 ml. The Alpro unsweetened version contains no added sugar.
How many calories are in sweetened soya milk
39 calories per 100 ml Alpro Original Soya milk
What is the difference between Soya Milk and Dairy Milk
Soya milk is made from the liquid extracted from grinding natural soya beans and blending it with filtered water. Dairy milk is natural milk produced by dairy cows.
What are the benefits of drinking Soya milk?
Calorie-wise, soya milk is lower in calories than regular dairy milk with just 26 calories per 100ml. Whole dairy milk contains 63 calories per 100ml.
Soya milk has a slightly higher calcium content than dairy milk and it is also higher in vitamin K, however it is lower in vitamins B12, B2 and potassium. This is why most commercial soya milk producers will fortify it with added nutrients.
Those with a dairy allergy may find soya milk a good alternative.
What are the nutritional values for Soya Milk?
This is the typical nutritional breakdown for Alpro Fresh Original Soya Milk:
Typical Values Per 100 ml
Energy 161 kJ / 39 kcal, Fat 1.8 g of which Saturates 0.3g, Carbohydrate 2.5g of which Sugars 2.5 g, Fibre 0.5g, protein 3.0g, Salt 0.08g
Vitamins: D 0.75 µg*, Riboflavin (B2) 0.21 mg*, B12 0.38 µg*
Minerals: Calcium 120 mg*, Iodine 22.5 µg* = 15% of the nutrient reference values
Is Soya Milk Lactose-Free?
Yes, soya milk is a lactose-free dairy milk alternative. It is suitable for those with lactose intolerance, which is the inability to digest the milk sugar (lactose) found in dairy milk.
Swapping soya milk for regular milk may be beneficial for anyone suffering from lactose intolerance.
Is Soya Milk Dairy-Free?
Soya milk is made from soaking and blending natural soya beans with filtered water. It is lactose-free and contains no animal or dairy products and is rich in plant protein, calcium, iodine & vitamin B2, B12, and D.
Is Soya Milk Gluten-Free?
Soya milk is a gluten-free milk alternative and is suitable for anyone with gluten intolerance.
Is Soya Milk suitable for vegetarians?
Soya milk is a plant-based milk alternative suitable for both vegans and vegetarians that want to avoid consuming animal products. Soya milk is dairy-free and contains no animal ingredients whatsoever.
Is Soya Milk suitable for vegans?
Yes, Soya milk is a plant-based milk alternative that is suitable for vegans. It contains no dairy or animal ingredients.