• A new milk alternative is hitting the market (Ripple)Source: Ripple
Pea milk? Yep, there's a new kid on the non-dairy block.
Bianca Soldani

21 Apr 2016 - 2:05 PM  UPDATED 21 Apr 2016 - 4:06 PM

Could pea milk be the next thing you pour over your cereal?

More and more people are turning away from dairy products in favour of plant-based alternatives with soy, oat, rice, coconut, cashew and almond milk rising in popularity in recent years.

Now one company out of the US is harnessing the goodness of yellow split peas for a new milk product.

Ripple comes in unsweetened and sweetened varieties as well as premixed chocolate and vanilla flavours.

The bottle declares that each 250 ml (1 cup) serving contains 8 grams of protein, half of the sugar and double the calcium than regular cow’s milk. When compared with nut-based milks, meanwhile, they promise the same amount of calcium but with more iron and protein. Ripple also boasts that its milk is "rich, creamy, and satisfying". Those who've tried them will know that some plant-based alternatives can be thin and have a sometimes chalky taste.

For the allergy conscious, the product is nut, soy and wheat free and uses organic, non-genetically modified peas for a 100 per cent vegan milk.

Unfortunately for Australian consumers interested in trying pea milk, it's going to be America only for now. Ripple will be sold in Whole Foods stores in the US from next month but we will have to wait and see if they come to our shores.

A spokesperson for the brand tells SBS Food, "Right now we are focused on launching in the US in a few weeks. We do, of course, have hopes to expand in the future but are starting with this market where we are based."

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