Health nut milk is the best-selling brand in Australia, according to a new report.
The study from nutrition consultancy NutriNest, which compared the health of Macadamias to other foods and drinks, found it has about half the nutritional content of milk.
It also has a higher nutritional content than other milk brands such as almond milk, which has more than double the amount of protein and fibre.
The health nut milk has been promoted as being a nutritious alternative to milk products.
It contains protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are commonly found in dairy products, including calcium, potassium, iron and B vitamins.
It is also packed with fiber, magnesium, antioxidants and vitamins B12, B6, folate, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid, niacin and pantothenic acid.
Read more”It has an average of 30% more calcium than regular milk and a vitamin density of 4.3 grams per litre,” the report said.
It comes at a time when dairy products are in high demand in Australia and are often the first choice for families who do not want to buy a cow.
“Milk is becoming increasingly popular with people in Australia who want to reduce their dairy consumption and/or have a less dairy-based diet,” the NutriNet report said, adding that the industry had invested more than $600 million in research and development in recent years.
“While some products may be nutritionally dense, the main issue with health nut milks is the lack of calcium and other micronutrients that can be found in other dairy products.”
Macadamia nuts are rich in calcium and vitamin D.
They have about twice as much protein as milk, about half as many calories and nearly half as much fibre as other dairy foods.
It’s a healthy choice for most people, the report found.
“Many health nut products are available in the supermarket and may not be high in protein and vitamins, and may contain a small amount of other nutrients such as iron or zinc,” it said.
Macadamia nuts are a good source of calcium, vitamin D, fibre, magnesium and protein, according the report.
“Health nut milk contains less fat and more vitamins and minerals than regular dairy milk.”
It’s best to use regular milk to ensure you get the most nutrients from the product, the study said.
“The macadamian nut milk may also be higher in calcium, iron, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 than regular almond milk,” the study added.
“For more information, consult your doctor.”
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