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Why Almond Milk Is Terrible

It turns out that almond milk is a disaster. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Almond milk, the ever-popular soy-free, dairy-free, vegan-friendly milk substitute now found everywhere from hip restaurants to Starbucks coffee shops, is ruining the world.

It’s not almond milk’s sometimes-chalky taste that’s worrisome, but its impact on the environment as well as its misleading nutritional profile. Dairy milk farmers are concerned by the popularity of the milky product — almond milk sales have increased by 250% in the last five years — even though it’s allegedly typically only 2% almond. “You can’t get milk from an almond,” Chris Galen, a spokesman for the National Milk Producers Federation, told the Idaho Statesman. “You have to add a lot of other ingredients to make it look like milk.”

When you consider all of the consequences, the almond milk craze is really kind of … nuts.

To make almond milk, almonds are soaked, ground into pulp and then strained out of the actual liquid almond milk, which results in excessive waste of spent almond pulp that no one really wants to eat.”

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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

Post Series: United States
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