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Is UHT permitted by OMS diet?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:37 pm
by Glenda_

I often use almond milk and usually buy the longlife stuff rather than the fresh stuff (to save fridge space as I buy a few at a time). The longlife milk is UHT (although it dosn't say it on the packet). Does anyone know if there are any issues with UHT in terms of what it does to the milk? does it just sterilise it?



PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:11 pm
by ZbojnickaLdn
I was wondering the same? I have not yet seen any fresh milk alternatives, so have to buy the long life boxed ones. I am not using it too much but does anyone know anything about this - how bad is UHT really?


PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:54 pm
by korimako
UHT just heats to a high temperature, holds for 1 or 2 seconds than rapidly cools. I used to work in the industry.

For some perspective, you boil potatoes for 20 minutes, cook beans and lentils for much longer. Canned tomatoes are heat treated.

Nut milks are very easy and cheap to make at home.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:35 pm
by Chris1976
Part of me wonders whether our problems with cow's milk have been caused by the heat treatment during pasteurisation (in the same way that heating oils changes their structure) and that UHT would therefore presumably be worse. Whether the same problems would apply with almond milk I don't know. I don't even know whether the fresh stuff is pasteurised.



PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:17 am
by The Omsarian
GRRRR is UHT & it doesn't say so on the packet!? :/ ... tives.aspx

It had bothered me that it's in plastic, and of course, plastic heated with food inside transfers much more plastic hormone disrupters. Food in refrigerated plastic is safer.

- so, SIGH, back to making milk.

Tip: good nut / seed milk comes from the (Korean made) juicepresso - which is one of the more affordable slow speed grinder juicers (ie leaves some fibre in the juice which is ideal as recent research says much of the vitamin goodness is in the fibre) & easy enough to clean


PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:40 pm
by Chris1976
I messaged Alpro and they confirmed that their fresh almond milk is pasteurised. I think it's a huge gap in food labelling laws in the UK that you don't have to label when things are pasteurised.