A Plant-Based Milk Type: Hemp Seed Milk


Plant-based milk industry has been enlarged with increasing demand for plant milk types and their products. Demand is based on some factors such as vegan consumption, nutritional content, carbon emissions, lactose intolerance, and other factors. According to raw material, plant-based vegetable milk types can be divided into five categories as cereal-based (oat, rice, corn and spelt milks), legume-based (soy, peanut, lupine and cowpea milks), nut-based (almond, coconut, hazelnut, pistachio, walnut and cashew milks), seed-based (sesame, flax, hemp and sunflower milks) and pseudo-cereal based (quinoa, teff, amaranth and buckwheat milks). Hemp seed milk is one of the seed-based milks and it has high nutrition values because it is composed of lipids (1.25-5.00%), proteins (0.83-4.00%), carbohydrates (2.5-20.0%), vitamin E, minerals (sodium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, iron, and zinc) and all essential amino acids with high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (linolenic acid and linoleic acid). This review evaluated hemp seed milk in comparing with other plant milk types, presented its nutritional aspect, and formed a perspective with current studies.

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