Other common additives to plant-based milks
Many plant-based milks are fortified with added vitamins and minerals, and these will be in the same or similar form to those added to nutritional supplements.
Some are barista style, which means that they have added ingredients to avoid curdling. These added ingredients can include enzymes and a little more oil than the non-barista equivalent from the same brand. Barista milks are designed to be used in hot milks, so you’ll only be using a small amount at a time, so these additives are unlikely to pose a health issue.
Some other regular plant-based milks also contain carrageenan. Carrageenan is extracted from a type of red moss and is used thicken plant-based milks to give them a better mouthfeel. It’s also used as an alternative to gelatin in other plant-based foods. However, it can lead to stomach upsets in some people, so it’s best avoided if you have a sensitive gut.
Our favourite dairy-free milks
Nutritional therapist, Grace Kingswell, sums up all of these points perfectly in her post listing out plant-based milks that are free from PUFAs. If you’re looking for the best non-dairy milk for you, then this is a good place to start.