For those who are lactose intolerant or just looking for a lower-fat and lower-calorie dairy substitute, it’s easy these days to find an alternative to milk. Milks derived from soy, rice and almonds have been growing in popularity at a fast rate. According to a recent report released by research firm Packaged Facts, the total retail sales of dairy alternative beverages in the U.S. reached $1.33 billion in 2011. Of the alternative milks, almond milk posted the largest gains the same year.
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