Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Silk Almond Milk is Free of Carrageenan

Want to hear some awesome news I just noticed the other day. Silk Almond milk doesn't contain any Carrageenan! 

There has been a lot of fuss and concern with all natural and organic products containing carrageenan. Don't know what carrageenan is? Well it is derived from red seaweed and is used as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in many dairy and non-dairy alternatives. As in some deli meats as well. At first hearing it is derived from seaweed it doesn't sound all that bad. But researchers have found links to gastrointestinal inflammation, lesions, and even colon cancers in animals. This is hard information to take in because I'm against testing animals. But that's besides the point. People with IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders are strongly recomennded to stay aways from products that contain carrageenan because it could cause reactions. You're probably asking, well what if I don't have any of those symptoms should I still avoid it? Absolutely. Since it causes reactions and inflammation. It's best to stay clear of it to protect your health. 

More and more consumers are asking companies to remove the carrageenan. I know I had So- Delicious Brand reach out to me and tell me that they are working on removing this additive. It is really nice that companies are taking action to remove it to keep their consumers happy. 

I am positive that Silk Almond Milk doesn't contain carrageenan because just the other day while shopping I decided to check the ingredients, and to my surprise. There wasn't any. 
See for yourself 

This is off of the vanilla almond milk. I also have the dark chocolate almond milk and it doesn't contain any either! 

I used to use Almond Breeze Almond Milk, but I do know they still contain Carrageenan and I haven't heard whether or not they're going to remove it or not. I'm a fan of Silk Almond Milk, so I will continue to buy their almond milk from now on. 

Now you can enjoy a dairy free beverage that doesn't contain the Carrageenan!