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If you’re shopping for a milk substitute, it helps to understand the differences between one choice and another. Barnes Jewish Blog has a great cheat sheet showing the pros and cons of different types of milk.

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Soy Milk

Pros
• Has little saturated fat and no cholesterol, making it a heart-healthy drink
• Has essential fatty acids that are believed to lower “bad” cholesterol in the body
• Is easy to find in grocery stores
• Has 7 to 10 grams of protein, depending on brand, per one-cup serving; cow’s milk has 8 grams

Cons
• Has high sugar content (similar to cow’s milk)
• Provides less than one third of the calcium of cow’s milk
• Not a good choice for those with soy allergies
• Flavoured soy milks can be loaded with sweeteners and calories

Our local, organic soy milk from Jeng Dau is extra smooth, available in original and black soy flavours. There’s also options for less sugar!

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Almond Milk

Pros
• Is rich in nutrients, including fibre, vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron, copper and calcium
• Is gluten- and cholesterol-free
• Per serving, has fewer calories than cow or soy milk, meaning it’s generally lower in fat and sugar

Cons
• Not a good choice for those with nut allergies
• Flavoured almond milks can be loaded with added sweeteners and calories
• Not a significant source of protein

Califia Farms is the leading brand of almond milk in the US. We are proud to be selling it in our Green Common stores in Hong Kong! The unsweetened version is by far a best-seller and it’s carrageenan free.

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Rice Milk

Pros
• Most hypoallergenic milk alternative because it’s free of soy, gluten and nuts
• Low in fat and generally has a neutral flavour
• Has a more watery texture, which makes it good for baking

Cons
• Contains more carbohydrates than cow’s milk and doesn’t offer a lot of additional nutrition
• Contains no protein and little calcium

Rice milk drinks from The Bridge is sourced from Italy, made from spring water and deliciously light.