Vol. 9, Issue 10 (2020)
Non-dairy plant based beverages: A comprehensive review
Manasa R, Harshita M, Prakruthi M, Shekahara Naik R and Mahesh Shivananjappa
Plant based/Non-Dairy beverages are in demand due to increase in cow’s milk allergy, lactose intolerance, calorie concern and hypercholesterolemia. Many consumers demand plant-based milk alternatives for healthier diet, as a lifestyle or for vegan food, and it is inexpensive too, which can be afforded by the poor economic people and can be used in countries and in places, where cow’s milk supply is insufficient. In this review, we mainly focus on the different varieties of Plant-based/non-dairy beverages available in the market, their nutritional composition and their health benefits as compared to cow’s milk. Even though it contains added sugar, protein content, unsaturated fatty acids, antioxidant activity and bioactive compounds like phytosterols and isoflavones make plant-based substitutes as an excellent choice. In the recent years, these beverages have become a multi-billion-dollar business in the global market and it may reach a value of approximately 26 billion USD in next 5 years. But the problem is with the acceptability and the nutritional value of these plant-based beverages compared to cow’s milk. Several researches are undergoing to overcome these problems and make plant based beverages more tasty filled with more bioactive compounds.
How to cite this article:
Manasa R, Harshita M, Prakruthi M, Shekahara Naik R, Mahesh Shivananjappa. Non-dairy plant based beverages: A comprehensive review. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(10):258-271.