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The Boston Globe

Food & dining

For nondairy consumers, almond milk outsells soy milk

The path to a dairy-milk alternative has been wrought with many twists and turns.

For many years soy milk was a popular destination, until it fell out of favor due to its lack of calcium and fears that its high phytoestrogen content might increase the risk of breast cancer. So consumers moved to rice milk, but its lack of protein and nutrients, watery consistency, and high sugar content also limited its popularity.

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