|History of Almond Milk|
One of the great things about almond milk and its history comes from how this milk has been around for so long. Known by the name Amygdala in the early medieval times, Almond milk has been a very popular staple of the populations of the areas from the Iberian Peninsula right up to East Asia. The drink is also mentioned in a very old 14th century recipe book called The Viandier where it is stated that the almond milk is actually a good substitute for animal milk during the fasting periods. In fact, during those times that fasting was a very important religious activity, many people would go ahead and carry almond milk with them as they went about their religious duties. However, there is much more to the story and the history of almond milk than meets the eye. This article will take a look at just that.
Historically, the history of almond milk has often been tainted by the fact that it was one of the major ingredients in a great variety of beverages. Indeed, it was used as a main ingredient in sweetened teas and as a main ingredient in many jellies and custards made from fruit juices. The great thing about the history of almond milk is that through the ages it has been made using various recipes and by using many different ingredients. The various recipes have varied slightly from region to region but one common thing has been the inclusion of different types of nuts as well as different flavors. In some regions, the almonds themselves were grown in abundance, whereas in other regions the local population relied upon wild almonds that were not easy to get hold of.
Why is it called almond milk?
Consumers realize that almonds don't lactate, and that plant-based milks are designed to be functional alternatives to animal-based milks. So, the name “almond milk” doesn't mislead anyone.
Many of these almonds that are associated with almond milk are actually wild almonds and have not had any exposure to modern day farming methods. There are many great flavored ales and custards that can be made using the almond paste, although historically this beverage was actually more associated with cakes and biscuits rather than a sweet beverage. Almonds have always been a mainstay in the history of Middle Eastern cuisine and are still widely used in that region of the world today.
Almond products date back to around 1500 BC, when the people of ancient Egypt first learned how to cook and prepare almond milk for use in their dishes. From that time on almonds have enjoyed a steady growth as a popular dairy product. Although historically almonds were often associated with the rich and wealthy, they have continually managed to be a very good addition to most kitchens, even if traditionally they were associated with only the poorer class.
The history of almond milk does come full circle when you take a look at it under the microscope. All over the world, the humble and yet deeganed almond is used as a staple dairy product. Even in some parts of Africa the humble goat and cows still graze across alfalfa fields in search of young hens to harvest and the young goat to milk. It appears that one of these dairy products is responsible for almost every food chain on Earth!
How is almond milk produced?
Almond milk is made by blending almonds with water and then straining the mixture to remove the solids. You can also make it by adding water to almond butter. It has a pleasant, nutty flavor and a creamy texture similar to that of regular milk.
History of almond milk has it that its origins can be traced to California. In fact it can be traced as far back as fifteen hundred years ago. At that time they would harvest the almonds by hand and then use the paste as an ingredient in making a variety of health drinks. Back in those days it was not uncommon for a diabetic to be treated with a concoction of orange peel, vanilla almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar.
The history of almond milk and other alternative milks can be traced to the nineteenth century when a French scientist named Louis Pasteur discovered the healing properties of almonds. After his discovery the paste became popular all over Europe and around the world. As the paste began to become popular, a number of other health ingredients began to be added to the mix. As a result today there are a wide variety of alternative milks containing milk based ingredients.
One of the most common ingredients is vitamin e. This antioxidant is widely recognized for its health benefits. Vitamin e has been shown to help prevent chronic disease and help reverse many aging processes. It is also known to be beneficial to heart health. So not only does almond milk contain many health benefits it also contains trace amounts of vitamin e. Another health benefit of this nut milk is that it provides an excellent source of protein. Almond based milk has a mild flavor and can be used in a number of recipes.