Potatoes are simply the gift that keeps on giving. Not only can we use the humble potato in its fried, mashed or roasted form, but it’s now also being used to make the newest plant-based milk.
Currently, the biggest plant-based milk options are made from almonds, oats, soy and rice.
The brains behind potato milk are a Swedish tech startup called DUG drinks. They based their product on Professor Eva Tornberg’s research at Lund University.
Food24 reports that DUG drinks utilise the emulsion technology discovered by Professor Tornberg to create the world’s first potato milk. Currently, DUG drinks are the first and only producer of this soon-to-be popular potato milk.
Thanks to rapeseed emulsion, potato milk can be sued for drinking, baking and cooking. The emulsion means it won’t separate.
According to Water Footprint Network, when compared to almonds, potatoes need 56 times less water to be grown. This means that the production of potatoes positively contributes to combatting droughts and possible water shortages across the globe.
Although potato milk isn’t available in South Africa yet, those lucky enough to live in Sweden and the United Kingdom can try it.
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