Get Fed__ The Truth About Almond Milk
We’d like to think that a product called almond milk contains a pretty solid amount of almonds. Apparently that’s not the case.
Blue Diamond is facing a lawsuit for their Almond Breeze almond milk. The lawsuit says that Blue Diamond’s almond milk actually only contains about 2% almonds, and is actually made mostly of water, sugar, carrageenan and sunflower lecithin. The lawsuit also claims that while consumers don’t necessarily expect the product to contain just almonds and water, they definitely expect a product that is called “almond milk” and has almonds on the packaging to contain more than 2% almonds. “Upon an extensive review of the recipes for almond milk on the internet, the vast majority of the recipes call for one part almonds and three or four parts water, amounting to 25-33% of almonds," the lawsuit says.
So how can you ensure that your almond milk actually contains a good amount of almonds? Since most companies don’t list the amount of each ingredient their product contains, it’s best to just make it yourself.