why most plant-based milk products (soy, oat, almond) are still white like cow’s milk?

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why most plant-based milk products (soy, oat, almond) are still white like cow’s milk?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Both mammal milk and nut milk contain a suspension of fat and protein droplets in water, and these droplets tend to reflect all colors of the rainbow. The light bounces from droplet to droplet to droplet and eventually bounces out in the direction of your eyes. Since all the colors are reflected (more or less), they combine to form white.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s not. They bleach (titanium dioxide) and do all sorts of shit to plants to make it look like milk. I have no problem with plant based nutrition, but it’s not milk and we shouldn’t pretend it is. Milk only comes from mammary glands.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Aren’t the plant milks all yellow?
I don’t remember seeing one that I would call white.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Because these are plant based liquids that we happen to label as milk because they naturally resemble milk and therefore can be marketed as a substitute. Like if almond milk was purple, we probably wouldn’t call it almond milk. It looks like milk and it’s kinda creamy so it fits. In reality none of these actually taste like cows milk.

I’m not sure I understand the question

People getting hung up on the “actually soy milk was called milk in china for centuries since the Eastern Han☝️🤓” or whatever.

The point is, to answer OPs question, we called them milks because they coincidentally look like milk and some people like them in their coffee or cereal or homeopathic milk enemas or whatever. We don’t do a lot to make it look like milk. If oranges secreted white juice, we’d probably call it orange milk instead of juice

Anonymous 0 Comments

I mean, do *you* want to drink green colored milk?

Anonymous 0 Comments

things don’t have to be from a cow to be white

my parents house is white and I don’t think they painted it with cow paint