What do you think of when you think of almond milk? Maybe you envision vegans ordering dairy-free lattes at Starbucks, or something the lactose intolerant pour on their cereal. Either way, it's a pretty recent invention, right? Wrong: almond milk has been around since at least the 12th century when it was a staple of the medieval diet.
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Today, 65% of people are lactose intolerant. 00:33
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Almonds use 10% of California's agricultural water supply. 02:26
Written by Reuben Westmaas January 23, 2018
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