Described as “deliciously creamy” and the “perfect foam” for your cuppa, potato milk is now being sold in the UK.
The new type of milk has been designed by Lund University professor Eva Tornberg. She had been working with a potato starch company in Sweden when she came up with the idea.
The amino acid composition of potato protein is much like milk and egg, she said.
Potato milk is made with rapeseed oil, which has 10 percent of omega 3 oils, Tornberg said.
Tornberg believes the milk has the potential to be one of the most sustainable options on the market.
Potato is very sustainable. You can get 40 to 60 tonnes per hectare compared to for example oat, you only get 4 tonnes per hectare.
They also don’t require much water. You only need 267 litres to make a kilo of potato milk whereas it takes 16,000 litres of water to get a kilo of almond milk.
So, what does it taste like? Tornberg says it’s rather neutral with a slight taste of potato.