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Introducing our new Almo Naturals Range! Nourishing you with a simple & sustainably made Australian almond milk. Almo Naturals Cacao is made with ethically sourced cacao beans from biologically diverse regions of South America & contains 4.8% natural sugar.
Filtered Water, Australian Almonds (4%), Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Cacao, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavour, Sea Salt, Xanthan.
Storage & Shelf-life:
Chill before drinking. Once open refrigerate & store below 4°C. Use within 3 days of opening.
Current Expiry Date: 8th August 2020
Almo Naturals Range is sweetened with unrefined natural cane sugar. We decided to halve the amount of sugar use. Why not coconut sugar or agave? Sugar is sugar. We choose to simply use way less. More here.
Almo uses organic and local ingredients where available. We use pesticide and fumigant free almonds which are locally sourced from the Riverina region in Australia.
Almo is a pasteurized almond milk which is safe for pregnant women, those with immune conditions and kids to consume. It is not a complete milk replacement for kids under the age of 5.
We care a lot about how we make and produce Almo. We choose BPA Free PET plastic as it is one of the most recycled plastics and for safety, use BPA-free.
It is considered more sustainable and recyclable than Tetra ‘cartons’ often used for long life milks.
Right now, there is no easy solution to tackling waste and climate change. Glass is often shipped from overseas, takes up to 50 times more energy to produce and can cause more of a carbon footprint through shipping and transportation. The water used to clean glass also becomes a major challenge.
Almo would not be a shelf-stable product and would have a short shelf life with further environmental issues caused by food waste. Read more here from Washington Post. Currently, Australia has a glass-recycling crisis. More on that here. We ultimately are working with packaging organisations to seek an alternative material that can store liquids and reduce the overall carbon footprint.
Almo is pasteurized due to the natural occurrence of aflatoxins in almonds and lower levels of ecoli and salmonella. More on that here. It is why we suggest pregnant women, children and those with compromised immune systems avoid drinking fresh unpasteurized almond milk. When Almo is pasteurised over 100 degrees and packaged in a sterile bottle, like jam, it does not need preservatives.
Almo works with a co-op of Australian growers around the border of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia who produce some of the highest quality almonds in the world using the Nonpareil and Carmel almonds. The almonds are not fumigated with Propylene Oxide, a common fumigant in imported almonds. More on PPO and the issues with imported almonds here.
We use natural calcium carbonate derived from limestone. A glass of Almo Milk will provide you just under a third of your Recommended Daily Intake (RDI). More info on calcium carbonate here.
Xanthan is a natural gum or polysaccharide created through the fermentation of sugar by a bacteria called Xanthomonas. It has been associated with a number of health benefits including lowering cholesterol and lowering blood sugars as well as being a potential prebiotic to help in maintaining a good gut flora.
Almo Original Unsweetened and Naturals range use xanthan simply to reduce separation of almond and water over a period of time.