Pistachio Milk VS Almond Milk
Almond milk offers much more vitamin E than pistachio milk. Almond milk is a better source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. Pistachio milk, on the other hand, contains a good amount of thiamin (or vitamin B1), phosphorus, iron, and high levels of vitamin B6 (not present in almond milk).
Do you find yourself spoiled for choice now that there is a dizzying array of plant-milks available in your local supermarkets? While the gaining popularity in the plant-based lifestyle might have something to do with that, it is not only the vegans that get to enjoy having more to choose from.
Those who are lactose-intolerant, eco-conscious, or just bored with regular milk, can now dip into the many options they have at their disposal. That said, it is nice to know a bit more about the plant-milk you consume, so let’s find out which is better: pistachio milk or almond milk?
How is Pistachio Milk Better than Almond Milk?
Well+Good writer Emily Laurence called it “one of the most delicious, dessert-like alternative milks I’ve tasted” after admitting to experiencing “alternative milk fatigue”. Yes, one of pistachio milks’ selling points is its use in Middle Eastern desserts Muhalabia, Baklava, and Mafroukeh. Its naturally creamy texture, and rich taste, makes pistachio milk a great eccentric dessert.
Besides that, pistachios are more environmentally friendly than almond milk. It takes 1.1 gallons of water to grow a single almond, and 83% of the world’s almonds come from California. Despite the fact that the California Drought is about more than just almonds, and groundwater pumping, rising demands on almonds puts farmers in a difficult position they shouldn’t have to be in.
How is Almond Milk Better than Pistachio Milk?
Despite environmental concerns, almond milk is still comparatively better for the environment than cow’s milk. Plus, it’s easy to find almond milk on shelves, and at a more affordable cost ($4 per half-gallon) than pistachio milk, which is still relatively new to the market, and more costly ($8 per half-gallon). Almond milk also has a more neutral taste compared to pistachio milk, which makes it better to have all-around to pour over cereal and have in your morning coffee.
Which is the healthier plant milk: almond or pistachio?
A 180ml serving of pistachio milk contains 70 calories, 4g of carbohydrates, 5g of fat, and 2g of protein. The same serving of almond milk has 45 calories, 6g of carbohydrates, 2g of fat, and 1g of protein. Almond milk has significantly higher levels of Vitamin E, and pistachios are rich in the B vitamins. Almond milk is also a good source of potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Both milks are rich in iron and phosphorus and contain about 1-2g of dietary fiber.
Honestly, they’re both plenty healthy, but eating a handful of the pistachios and almonds confer way more of the nutrients, than drinking the milked counterparts. What is undoubtedly healthy is that these milks contain 10 times less carbohydrates than cow’s milk, which makes it a fantastic alternative for weight loss, or suffering from diabetes. Make sure you check that there aren’t any added sugars and oils by reading the label. Otherwise, it’s also a great way to keep hydrated.
Pistachio Milk VS Almond Milk: Which is better?
Pistachio milk and almond milk taste different from one another, have differing environmental concerns, as well as nutritional profile… But at the end of the day, whichever plant-milk you can comfortably afford, is in line with your dietary preferences and needs, and that you genuinely enjoy drinking, is the milk that is better for you.