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Head to head: Cow's milk vs almond milk

Head to head: Cow's milk vs almond milk

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Got milk? BBC Focus Magazine weighs up cow's milk and almond milk to see which is healthier.

Cow's milk (per 100ml) (skimmed)VAlmond milk (per 100ml)
35CALORIES13
<0.1gSATURATED FAT0.1g
3.4gPROTEIN0.4g
0.1gSALT0.13g
traceVITAMIN D0.75mcg (7.5% RDA)
120mg (12% RDA)CALCIUM124mg (12% RDA)

Almond milk and skimmed cow’s milk are nutritionally very similar. That’s because almond milk is a synthetic product designed to resemble milk.

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The fat and salt content are virtually identical, and while cow’s milk has more protein, it’s still too little to make much difference to your diet.

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As well as being suitable for lactose-intolerant people, almond milk is slightly healthier though because it contains vitamin D, which cow’s milk does not.

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