Various non-dairy, plant-based substitutes such as oats, almond, soy, coconut, rice, and hemp are already popular as milk substitutes. Now potato milk is joining the the team.
A report by British retail giant Waitrose states that potato milk is set to become one of the biggest food trends in 2022. At present, it is obtainable in Sweden, China, and the UK. A Swedish brand, Dug is a milk produces from potatoes. Dug draws the attention of people who is allergic to milk proteins.
Potatoes are easy to plant and they are nutritious. They consider as a comfort food. Nutritionists note that they are calorie-friendly and healthy. Apart egg yolk, rice, and bananas, potatoes and sweet potatoes are a key part of a balanced diet. They are a good source of carbs and also rich in resistant starch which helps in reducing fat.
Potatoes are healthy without being eaten with fats such as butter, sour cream, melted cheese, and bacon bits. People say that potatoes are bad for health because of the companions they are served with or the way they are cooked which makes them high in calories. They are a good source of fibre but when they are eaten without the skin intact, its fibre content decreases.
India is the world’s largest consumer of animal-derived milk. But the plant-based milk industry is still in its infancy. And the reason why it is rapidly gaining popularity is that it addresses three pressing challenges ; climate change, personal health, and animal welfare.
According to a 2020 report by the Good Food Institute India and Ipsos, India continues to be the largest producer and consumer of animal-derived dairy. But plant-based dairy is gaining acceptance. It is estimated at $21 million versus the animal-derived dairy industry at $140 billion. Plant-based dairy projects to grow at a CAGR of 20.7% to reach $63.9 million by 2024.