Elmhurst Milked of New York has launched the first peanut-based milk to be sold in grocery stores.
A story in Fast Company says Elmhurst uses a different process than many of its competitors, separating raw materials into their nutritional components – carbohydrates, protein, fibre, oils – and recombining them into the final product. The scientist who developed the waste-free process says it yields a higher nutritional content.
Elmhurst was founded nearly a century ago and made the switch to non-dairy products last year, when dairy milk became uneconomical due to competition and declining sales.
In addition to the new peanut milk, Elmhurst makes products based on almonds, rice, oats, walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews.
The non-dairy milk market in the U.S. is expected to grow to $3 billion by 2020.