How do you get milk from nuts? © Getty Images

How do you get milk from nuts?

No cows are harmed in the production of this milk.

Asked by: Jon Friedman, Portsmouth

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Commercially, nut milks such as almond milk are made by grinding the nuts to an extremely fine paste and then mixing thoroughly with water. This dissolves the nuts’ sugars and proteins into the water and disperses their fat content as tiny globules that are fine enough to remain in suspension. Vitamins and minerals are added later. You can make simple almond milk for yourself by putting almond butter and water in a blender.

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