With the popularity of plant-based milks these days, it is inevitable that different nutritionists and food manufacturers will continually search for the best plant-based milk that can cater to all types of people.
One of the rising stars in this plant-based milk trend is none other than pea milk, a new savory non-dairy milk that is brimming with so many nutrients, making it comparable to dairy milk.
A milky drink that makes PEAple healthy
When you think of peas, the first one that comes to mind are green peas which are commonly used in cooking, but here’s a fact: pea milk comes from yellow peas!
Usually, plant-based milks have a distinct thin consistency and nutty flavor but remove pea milk from this stereotype because unlike others, pea milk still has the same taste and creamy consistency of dairy milk.
But why are we claiming that this milk makes PEAple healthy? Here are some reasons why:
High protein levels
One of the major advantages of pea milk over other plant-based milks is its high protein content.
As an example, soy milk which is the most readily available plant-based milk only has 3 grams of protein per cup and almond milk only has 1 gram per cup, but pea milk has 8 grams of protein per cup, which is the same as the protein content in one cup of dairy milk.
This high protein levels on pea milk may be attributed to the fact that peas are naturally high in protein to the point where different companies add pea protein in their products or even make oral pea protein.
Provides essential nutrients
Plant-based milks were first made to cater vegetarians, vegans and lactose intolerants. However, since there are essential nutrients that can only be taken from dairy milk, people with this kind of diet have to take different therapeutic drugs to relieve their lacking nutrients.
Here’s where pea milk comes in: it is high in essential nutrients that can benefit vegetarians, vegans, and lactose intolerants!
Pea milk is rich in iron, vitamin D, vitamin A, and potassium. Its calcium content is even 150% that of dairy milk which makes it a great support for bone health. It even contains omega-3 fatty acids which is good for the brain, heart, and immune system.
About 65 to 70 percent of people all over the world are lactose intolerant which makes dairy milk a really bad idea for them, especially for children who are still growing and need the nutrients from milk, which is why the invention of plant-based milk is godsend to them.
However, even among plant-based milks, there is still a possibility of allergic reactions, especially with soya and nuts, which are the main ingredients for the most popular plant-based milks: soy and almond milk.
On the other hand, pea milk’s main ingredients are water, pea protein and sunflower oil which are not at the top 8 causes of food allergy. Thus, pea milk is unlikely to cause any allergic reaction.
Low in calories and carbs
If you are on your weightloss journey or is maintaining your weight, pea milk may just be the most friendly option for your milk cravings.
The amount of calories and carbs in pea milk depends on the brand and flavor but it can go as low as only 70 calories and zero sugar which is definitely lower than the average 100 calories and 11 grams of sugar in dairy milk.
Even the omega-3 fats in pea milk can help you through your journey or maintenance since it is the type that can slow down your digestion, making you feel full for a longer period of time.
Good to the environment
According to a study from the University of Oxford, it takes 1050 liters of water and about nine square meters of land just to produce one liter of dairy milk. They even claimed that for just one cup of dairy milk, almost three times more greenhouse gas emissions are produced compared to that of a plant-based milk. This is the reason why not only vegetarians, vegans and lactose intolerants choose plant-based milks but also those concerned for the environment.
Pea milk, like all plant-based milks, have a goal to somehow alleviate the continuous environmental damage done to our world. One company that manufactures pea milk claims that they only produce as low as 25% of the greenhouse gas emission of dairy milk.
Compared with other plant-based milks like almond milk which consumes 15 liters of water each day, pea milk requires lesser water consumption. And since pea is a legume, it has a nitrogen-fixing ability that contributes to plant health, and makes pea plants require less artificial nitrogen fertilizer.
Savory pea milk + rich organic tea = Twrl’s guilt-free organic milk tea goodness
Our team at Twrl have traveled a lot while trying different kinds of milk teas all over the world but we have not found the best recipe that caters to our needs as milk-tea lovers and concerned parents. Which is why we thought, why not make the milk tea ourselves?
The teas we use are made by family-owned farms in China that employs beyond organic techniques which produces single-origin, organic fair-trade teas that contain more antioxidants and nutrients compared to other commercially available teas.
We chose pea milk not only because it is uniquely good for the body and sustainable to the environment but also because it is the perfect partner for the delicate flavors of our organic tea.
Twrl Milk Tea is a guilt-free organic milk tea indulgence with high protein but low sugar and carbs content, making it a special after meal drink, a casual dessert or snack for all ages and all times of the day.