Plant-Based Milk Nutritional Labels

Plant-Based Milk Nutritional Comparison

Plant Based Milk Substitute Nutritional Comparison

Link to Google Spreadsheet


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5 Tabs In Spreadsheet

1. Nutritional Label Data: Nutritional label information (calories, carbs, sugar, etc)


2. Vitamins and Minerals: Checklist of vitamins and minerals


3. Sugar: Sugar content comparison


4. Protein: Protein content comparison 


5. Protein Sugar Index: Total protein content minus total sugar content 

Nutritional Insights from Plant-Based Milk Data

Calories

Plant-Based Milk calories vary widely based on if product is unsweetened, sweetened, or flavored such as chocolate. Flavored and Extra Creamy Oatmilk is the most caloric at 160 calories per 8oz, while Unsweetened Almondmilk is least caloric, at 30 calories per 8oz. 

Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almondmilk
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almondmilk‚Äč‚Äč
Oatly Full Fat Oatmilk
Oatly Full Fat Oatmilk‚Äč‚Äč

Low Calorie Plant-Based Milks


Item Calories
Almond Breeze, Almondmilk Unsweetened Original 30
Almond Breeze, Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla 30
Silk Almondmilk Unsweetened Original 30
Silk Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla 30
Silk Cashewmilk Unsweetened 25


Highest Calorie Plant-Based Milks


Item Calories
Silk Extra Creamy Oatmilk 160
Oatly Full Fat Oatmilk, Chilled 160
Oatly Chocolate Oatmilk, Chilled 150
Three Trees Oat & Seed 150
Planet Oat Dark Chocolate Oatmilk 140
Kiki Chocolate Plant-Based Milk 140
Kiki Original Plant-Based Milk 140
Ripple Chocolate Pea Milk  140
Oatly Barista Edition Oatmilk, Chilled 140
Three Trees Black Sesame 140

Vitamins and Minerals

Very few plant-based milk have substantial vitamins and minerals. Looking through the database, Tally Kids Chickpea Milk contains the most vitamins and minerals, with 23 added vitamins and minerals. Ripple Kids Pea Milk is second, with 9 added vitamins and minerals. 

Sugar

Highest Sugar Plant-Based Milks


Item Sugar (grams)
Almond Breeze, Almondmilk Chocolate 19
Silk Almondmilk Dark Chocolate 17
Silk Almondmilk Vanilla 17
Oatly Chocolate Oatmilk, Chilled 16
Ripple Chocolate Pea Milk  15
NotMilk Chocolate 14
Almond Breeze, Almondmilk Vanilla 13
Planet Oat Dark Chocolate Oatmilk 12
Ripple Vanilla Pea Milk 12
Three Trees Black Sesame 8


Zero Sugar Plant-Based Milks


Tally Kids Chocolate Chickpea Milk Substitute 0
Tally Kids Original Chickpea Milk Substitute 0
Three Trees Original Almondmilk 0
Ripple Unsweetened Original Pea Milk 0
Ripple Unsweetened Vanilla Pea Milk 0
Malk Almond Vanilla 0
Planet Oat Unsweetened Original Oatmilk 0
Planet Oat Unsweetened Vanilla Oatmilk 0
Silk Zero Sugar Oatmilk 0
Almond Breeze, Almondmilk Unsweetened Original 0
Almond Breeze, Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla 0
Silk Almondmilk Unsweetened Original 0
Silk Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla 0
Silk Cashewmilk Unsweetened 0

Tally Kids Chocolate Milk is the only Chocolate Plant-Based Milk with Zero Sugar

All Tally Kids Chickpea Milk items have Zero Added Sugar

Protein

Chickpea Milk, Pea Milk, and Soy Milk have the most protein per serving. 8g protein per 8oz.

Tally Kids Chickpea Milk, Ripple Kids Pea Milk, Silk Soymilk
Tally Kids Chickpea Milk, Ripple Kids Pea Milk, Silk Soymilk all contai‚Äč‚Äčn 8g protein.

Almondmilk, Coconutmilk and Oatmilk have the least amount of protein per serving. 3g protein or less per 8oz.

Almond Breeze, Malk, Oatly, Planet Oat all have 3g protein or less.
Almond Breeze, Malk, Oatly, Planet Oat all have 3g protein or less.‚Äč‚Äč

Protein - Sugar Index

The Protein-Sugar index measures the amount of protein versus the amount of sugar per 8oz by subtracting the sugar content from the protein content to produce a score. 


A negative score indicates that there are more grams of sugar in the beverage than protein.


Some plant-based milks have deeply negative scores, particularly flavored almondmilks.

Highest Protein to Sugar Indexes


Item Protein Sugar Score
Tally Kids Original Chickpea Milk Substitute 8 0 8
Tally Kids Chocolate Chickpea Milk Substitute 8 0 8
Ripple Unsweetened Original Pea Milk 8 0 8
Ripple Unsweetened Vanilla Pea Milk 8 0 8
Malk Almond Vanilla 4 0 4
Three Trees Original Almondmilk 4 0 4
Ripple Kids Original Pea Milk  8 5 3
Three Trees Pistachio 4 1 3
Three Trees Vanilla Almondmilk 4 1 3
Silk Soymilk Original 8 6 2


Lowest Protein to Sugar Indexes


Item Protein Sugar Score
Almond Breeze, Almondmilk Chocolate 1 19 -18
Silk Almondmilk Dark Chocolate 1 17 -16
Silk Almondmilk Vanilla 1 17 -16
Oatly Chocolate Oatmilk, Chilled 3 16 -13
Almond Breeze, Almondmilk Vanilla 1 13 -12
NotMilk Chocolate 4 14 -10
Planet Oat Dark Chocolate Oatmilk 3 12 -9
Ripple Chocolate Pea Milk  8 15 -7
Silk Original Oatmilk 1 7 -6
Silk Vanilla Oatmilk 1 7 -6
Silk Extra Creamy Oatmilk 1 7 -6
Silk Almondmilk Original 1 7 -6
Almond Breeze, Almondmilk Original 1 7 -6
Silk Coconutmilk Original 0 5 -5
Ripple Vanilla Pea Milk 8 12 -4
Oatly Oatmilk, Chilled 3 7 -4
Three Trees Black Sesame 4 8 -4
Oatly Full Fat Oatmilk, Chilled 3 7 -4
Oatly Low Fat Oatmilk, Chilled 3 7 -4
Oatly Barista Edition Oatmilk, Chilled 3 7 -4
Planet Oat Extra Creamy Oatmilk 2 5 -3
Malk Oat Original 3 6 -3
Forager Project Oatmilk 2 5 -3
Malk Oat Vanilla 2 5 -3
Malk Oat Chocolate 2 4 -2
Planet Oat Vanilla Oatmilk 2 4 -2
Planet Oat Original 2 4 -2
Kiki Chocolate Plant-Based Milk 5 5 0

Summary

Tally Kids scored the best overall within the plant-based milk nutritional database. Lowest on sugar (Zero), Highest in protein (8g), and Tally Kids contained by far the most Vitamins and Minerals (20+). 

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