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▷ Walnut milk - All about the vegan milk alternative


Walnut milk - All about the vegan milk alternative

Die Walnussmilch und ihre Herstellung

Walnut milk - walnuts in a glass and poured out - ©

What is commonly referred to as walnut milk is a drink made from pure walnut. It usually contains no artificial additives, only sometimes a small amount of preservatives and a little sugar in industrial products.

However, the drink contains all the good ingredients of the walnut. It is therefore good for people who want to consume the positive properties of the walnut regularly, but who do not like to eat the nuts pure and in their original form. The walnut milk is much easier and more versatile to consume because it can also be used like cow's milk: for example for baking, over muesli, in coffee or as a basis for cocoa drinks.

Walnut milk in a glass and carafe - ©

How is walnut milk made?

To produce the walnut milk, the walnut kernels are usually soaked in water, then finely ground and mixed. The resulting liquid is then thoroughly sieved to filter out the finest pieces of the nuts. What remains is a creamy milk that hardly differs visually and haptically from animal milk, but has a typical walnut taste.
Walnuts in a water glass - ©

The main ingredients in walnut milk

The milk produced from walnuts is just as rich as the walnut kernels in the essential unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. Hardly any other food contains as many omega-3 fatty acids as walnuts, which also end up in walnut milk.
The drink also contains many important minerals and trace elements, above all: magnesium, phosphate, sulfur, iron, potassium and calcium. And last but not least, it also contains important vitamins, namely vitamins A, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and pantothenic acid.
Walnuts soaked in water - after about 10 hours - ©

Important health aspects

Due to the diverse ingredients there are extensive positive effects on health through the enjoyment of walnut milk. First of all, the contained omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in the development of the brain and keep it active.
Regular consumption can also help prevent cardiovascular diseases and have a beneficial effect on blood lipid levels. Added to this is the lowering of an excessively high cholesterol level.
Above all, the vitamin B6 it contains also has a very positive effect on health, because it ensures a balanced nervous system. And the copper it contains is also a valuable ingredient, because if the body gets enough of it, it can better protect itself against infections and prevent the development of other immune-related diseases.
The essential fatty acids contained in walnuts and thus also in walnut milk are not only healthy in their natural state, but they are also partially converted into prostaglandins by the body. These have a blood-thinning and vasodilating effect, so that blood pressure is naturally reduced and the formation of blood clots is prevented. And all of these health aspects are just the most important influences that the purely natural ingredients of healthy nuts can have on the human body.

Where can I find walnut milk?

Walnut milk is rarely found in supermarkets because it is a relatively exotic variant of plant milk. It can best be ordered online or found in selected health food stores or health food stores.
In-house production is also a possible and fairly straightforward option.
There are also products that contain walnut milk, so you can occasionally find soap or care products with the rich milk. Milk powder made from walnuts is also available.

Differences to cow's milk and other milk alternatives

Since the walnut milk is purely vegetable, it is perfect for people who want to avoid animal protein or for vegans. Walnut milk does not contain any animal components because, unlike cow's milk, it is not a mother's milk of one species. In this sense, therefore, it is not milk, but a liquid product from the walnut.
There are other alternatives to animal milk, which is also obtained from nuts or seeds. Rice milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk or hazelnut milk is particularly common. Depending on the raw material used, the plant milk has the respective positive properties of the nut. The varieties also differ in their taste and consistency. While rice milk, for example, has hardly any flavor of its own and is very watery or thin, the walnut milk offers a typical nut taste in comparison and is also creamier due to the fat content of the nut.
Letztes Update: 21.02.2020 12:08