Hemp Milk ~ An Excellent Alternative To Dairy


Some of the population today is moving from dairy products to non-dairy alternatives. This may be for health (dairy allergies or lactose intolerance), environmental (radiation levels have shown in some areas to be increased in cow milk and cheese), or moral reasons. Whatever the reason, there are many types of ‘milks’ to choose from.

My 2 favorites are almond milk and hemp milk. However, because I am also looking for protein and calcium, I often choose hemp milk.

Hemp milk is wonderful over cereal or as a smoothie base, or excellent as a cream soup base…or just for drinking!

Below is a nutritional comparison between 1 c. (244 g.) hemp milk and 2% milkfat dairy:

                                        Hemp Milk                                               2% Milk

Calories                           100                                                                 122

Total Fat                          6 g.                                                                 5 g.

Sat. Fat                            .5 g.                                                                 3 g.

Carbs                                9 g.                                                                 12 g.

Protein                             2 g.                                                                  8 g.

Calcium                           30% DV                                                          29% DV

As you can see above, the hemp milk compares quite nicely with dairy milk. The numbers that are important to me, however, are the Sat. Fat numbers. Hemp has the perfect ratio of Omega fatty acids optimal for human health (these are the good fats). And, you can also see that hemp is high in Calcium.

The protein in hemp is edestin protein, which is similar to human globulin and is easily assimilated into the body.

If you are choosing to go non-dairy, choose HEMP!

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3 responses to “Hemp Milk ~ An Excellent Alternative To Dairy

  1. Unfortunately, aside from soy, which has issues of its own. /there are few alternatives with a protein profile like milk for a drinking beverage. Milk does not work for me and i’ve been a soy drinker for quite sometime, but as of late have determined soy might be causing some of my digestive issues…..so I have been drinking and loving Almond, but missing the protein. I eat hemp seeds and use the hemp powder for protein and fiber, but would also recommend chia seeds too!

  2. I’m sorry, this is part of a misinformation campaign rampant all over the Internet. Hemp milk contains no calcium. You might as well claim water has calcium, once you add calcium to it (“fortified”). This is not the way to promote a new product, the dairy industry has enough SPIN on its own, please stay honest.

    • According to my research, and I always check many sources before posting info, hemp does contain calcium, as do many other plant sources. I checked several nutritional charts – one of which stated that whole hempseed contains 75 mg calcium, 5 mg iron, as well as magnesium, sulphur, zinc, and potassium.

      As always, I welcome comments to my posts – thank you!

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