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What is Pea Milk?

What is Pea Milk?
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What is Pea Milk? Everything you need to know.

You’ve heard the buzz, now get the facts.Here’s everything you need to know about pea milk. 

Thinking about switching from milk? Perhaps you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, have an allergy or just want to do your bit for the environment. Maybe you’ve heard all the talk about plant-based milks and want to know more.

Well you’ve come to the right place. We’re all about plant-based milks like pea milk. In the last few years, the buzz around pea-based milk has grown, especially from people who understand the issues with soy and nut milks. So pea milk – what do you want to know?

What is pea milk?

It’s a milk alternative made from dried yellow split peas. Think chickpeas rather than your regular green garden peas. Yellow split peas are a legume grown right across Europe, North Africa and parts of Asia. Once dried, these yellow split peas are very neutral in taste and certainly don’t taste like peas!

How is pea made?

We take those dried yellow split peas and grind them down to a fine powder – a bit like cornflour. We then refine this powder until it’s purified and blend it with water and other ingredients. We add as little as possible to our yellow pea protein milk but it’s still packed with nutritional goodness. Check out the nutritional panel on any of our pea products.

To give you a quick example, 100 ml of our MIGHTY Unsweetened Pea packs in 2 grams of protein, 186mg of calcium and is fortified with vitamins D and B12 plus iodine, but contains just 25 calories, 0.3 grams of saturated fat and 0.1 grams of sugar.

Is pea good for you?

Not half. Pea milk is definitely good for you and a great alternative to dairy or other plant m.lks. Our MIGHTY Unsweetened &  Original Pea M.lks are gluten-free, lactose-free and lower in pea milk calories and saturated fat. In fact, our MIGHTY Unsweetened Pea is lower in sugar and much lower in fat than cow’s milk.

MIGHTY M.lks are a big source of protein especially when compared with other dairy alternatives. Per 250ml:

  • MIGHTY Unsweetened has 5g of plant-based pea protein
  • MIGHTY Original has 6g of plant-based pea protein

The average oat  has just 2.5 grams and the average almond  a measly 1.5 grams.

Don’t forget, it can sometimes be harder to consume enough protein on a vegan diet. So our MIGHTY M.lks are a handy, convenient and very tasty source of protein which is always on hand.

Our pea m.lks are also fortified with calcium and other vitamins, which our bodies need to build strong bones and muscles. Our m.lks contains 186mg of calcium per serving compared with cow’s milk which has around 120mg – so we have around 50% more. As well as calcium we also boost our m.lks with extra iodine, vitamin D and B12.

Is pea good for the environment?

Growing yellow split peas has much less impact and takes much less from the environment than producing cow’s milk. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are some key statistics from MONDRA and Foundation Earth - two organisations who are working hard to reduce food’s environmental impact on the planet.

So, pea milk vs cow milk…

According to their data*, MIGHTY Unsweetened Pea

  • Produces 83% fewer CO2 emissions than cow’s milk
  • Requires 78% less land than dairy milk
  • And, uses 87% less water than cow’s milk to make 1 litre

Whereas, MIGHTY Original Pea

  • Produces 77% fewer CO2 emissions than cow’s milk.
  • Requires 62% less land than cow’s milk
  • And, again, uses 87% less water than cow’s milk to make 1 litre

How can you use MIGHTY Pea

You know how you use cow’s milk? Well you use our MIGHTY pea m.lks exactly the same way. Pour them over your morning brekkie cereals. Baking a cake or making a smoothie - use our pea Whipping up a creamy pasta sauce – use our MIGHTY pea Want some great recipe ideas? Check out our blog for some tasty inspiration.

Where can I buy MIGHTY pea milk alternatives?

If you like buying online, simply order now on this website and everything will be delivered straight to your door with no hassle. You can even go one better by doing Subscribe and Save and getting your regular order delivered automatically. You save 20%, you get FREE delivery on regular orders over £15, you get exclusive perks and you’re in complete control. You can swap, pause or cancel any order whenever you want.

If you like picking up your MIGHTY when you’re doing your supermarket shop, that’s fine. You’ll find us in Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda and all these well-known shops.

* Based on Foundation Earth and MONDRA data

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