Peanut milk

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Peanut milk is a non-dairy beverage created using peanuts and water. Recipe variations include salt, sweeteners, and grains. It does not contain any lactose and is therefore suitable for people with lactose intolerance.

Similar in production to almond milk, soy milk, and rice milk, peanuts are ground, soaked, sometimes heated, and then filtered through a fine filter: the resulting liquid is considered the "milk".


The earliest known production of peanut milk was by the Incas in the 17th century. Almeda Lambert published a recipe for it in 1899 and its use was promoted by George Washington Carver from 1919.[1][2]

Potential use against malnutrition[edit]

Researchers developed a vitamin- and mineral-fortified infant formula that used peanut milk as a source of protein, fat and food energy.[3]


  1. ^ Smith, Andrew F. (2002). Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea. University of Illinois Press. p. 93. ISBN 9780252025532.
  2. ^ Burgan, Michael (2007). George Washington Carver: Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher. Capstone. p. 78. ISBN 9780756518820.
  3. ^ Kane, Nimsate; Ahmedna, Mohamed; Yu, Jianmei (2010). "Development of a fortified peanut‐based infant formula for recovery of severely malnourished children". International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 45 (10): 1965–1972. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2010.02330.x.

Further reading[edit]

Diarra, Kouane; Nong, Zhang Guo; Jie, Chen (2007). "Peanut Milk and Peanut Milk Based Products Production: A Review". Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 45 (5): 405–423. doi:10.1080/10408390590967685.