For centuries barley has been just a by-product of the beer industry, making its way to landfills or the occasional livestock feed after being used to create beer.

Now, spent barley is being transformed into a wholesome and nourishing plant milk instead. Barley milk might be one of the most sustainable plant milk options on the market, as it is made purely from a by-product that would otherwise be wasted.

Sarah Pool, the CEO, and co-founder of Take Two Foods said, “The lightbulb moment came from the realization. That billions of pounds of golden barley are discarded each year during beer production. Brewers extract the sugars from the grain, and the nutrient-dense fiber, and protein that is leftover becomes what is called ‘spent grain.’ Up until now, spent barley grain has gone to feed livestock or ends up in landfills.” 

While all plant milks are much better for the environment than dairy milk, some kinds of plant milks have still come under criticism for not being eco-friendly enough. This barley milk is the perfect solution. 

Take Two barley milk is not only sustainable, but also made with a special formula to resemble traditional cow’s milk. Chicory root, sunflower oil, coconut cream, and pea protein all add to this plant milk’s charm, giving it a rich and fatty consistency. Like cow’s milk, it is slightly sweet with protein and fat to fill you up.

As of right now, barley milk may be the new future of plant-based milks.

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