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Should we all be tucking into fake cheese?
While dairy products are good sources of protein and calcium, they are blamed for producing a higher carbon footprint. In fact, the daily consumption of 30 grams of cheese contributes over 350 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions a year. That is one reason some people go vegan. Other people eat vegan foods to minimize their use of animals in all facets of life. As more people become vegans or prefer eating vegan foods, plant-based substitutes for milk, yogurt, and cheese become popular. But how are they produced? For example, base ingredients of plant-based or non-dairy cheese usually include coconut, soy, nut or seed oils with added starches, gums to improve texture, flavorings and colorings. How does it taste? While many people are open to trying animal-free cheese, only15% of those who tried agreed it tastes as good as standard cheese, according to a survey in the UK. Also, plant-based cheese often includes coconut oil, which is high in saturated fats and low in protein compared with dairy cheese. Furthermore, producing coconut oil is blamed for deforestation. So, is vegan cheese any good?
Enjoy reading the article and learn about animal-free dairy foods.