Almonds, blended and strained in substantial quantities to satisfy our collective thirst for plant-based milk alternatives, have travelled a great distance to become a coffee shop staple.

Native to the Tian Shan Mountains of Central Asia, California’s Central Valley produces more than three-quarters of the world’s supply. Grown in mega-farms wholly reliant on honeybees for pollination, it’s the insects that now must do the travelling.

 

What lengths would you go to keep your milk fresh? Would you go so far as to drop a frog in your milk? Ancient Russian folklore suggests that that is exactly what people used to do in the days before modern refrigeration, according to this post on The Daily Meal.

 

Taking a cold milk bath doesn’t sound too relaxing — especially if there’s no spoon or cereal involved. Marey Carey seems to disagree. “I bathe in milk. Sometimes I use milk as a beauty treatment. I don’t want to give away all my secrets,” she claims.

 

Considering that 75% of the world’s adult population is lactose intolerant, it’s not surprising that plant milk is the top-selling product in the entire plant-based food sector. But it’s not just about lactose intolerance – people choose plant milks over cow’s milk for a variety of reasons, whether it is for their nutritional value, animal welfare, lower environmental impact, to avoid dairy allergens, or simply out of personal preference. In this article, ProVeg South Africa outlines 5 reasons to try plant milk on World Plant Milk Day, 22 August.

 

There are a growing number of choices available to consumers when it comes to alternatives to dairy milk on supermarket shelves. However, with the exception of those who are lactose intolerant, to what extent should we embrace these alternatives and just how healthy are they?

 

Milk is marvelous. Its been around for over 10,000 years but only consumed on rare occasions. The first people to drink milk regularly were early farmers and pastoralists in western Europe. They were also some of the first humans to live with domesticated animals. Today, drinking milk is common practice across the globe.

 

For the past few years, regular stores started selling more and more types of milk. Nowadays, you can buy coconut milk, almond milk, reduced-fat milk, and many more in every store around the corner. When it comes to coffee, everybody’s taste is different. Some people will prefer sweet coffee, and others won’t drink anything with sugar. 

 

Have you ever notice the dent in the side of a milk bottle wondered what purpose it serves? There are in fact two purposes of the dent that are very beneficial.

 

No use crying over spilled milk as it’s a thing of the past! The next time you try to pour milk, simply use this simple trick. Just pour milk from the other side of the carton. It not only helps in holding the carton more easily but also avoids milk sloshing.

 

Crock pots or slow cookers are so convenient but over time the crockery insert can develop a surface crack. When this happen, there’s an old-fashioned remedy to keep the crack from getting worse. Where glues fail, hot milk can fill a surface crack and create a bond that will last for a long time.