A comparison of the nutritional content and price between dairy and non-dairy milks and cheeses in UK supermarkets: a cross sectional analysis

Alex Glover, Helen E Hayes, He Ni, Vassilios Raikos* (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Background: Non-Dairy (ND) food consumption is rapidly increasing in the UK and for many consumers plant-based diets are presumed to be healthier than standard diets. ND alternatives have different nutritional compositions, and their consumption could present challenges on a public-health level. Aim: To compare the price and nutritional composition of dairy and ND milks and cheeses in UK supermarkets. Methods: Macro and micronutrient data was recorded from Alpro's website and the 6 leading UK grocers for their own-label ND milks and cheeses. For missing micronutrient values the McCance & Widdowson's dataset was used. 99 total products were extracted: 57 ND milks, 7 dairy milks, 10 dairy cheeses and 25 ND cheeses. Dairy milk and cheese were used as control against which all ND products were compared. Results: Soya and coconut milks had lower values of carbohydrates, sugars, calcium, iodine, and potassium (p 
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalNutrition and Health
Early online date12 Jun 2022
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Jun 2022

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