What do soy, almonds, and coconuts use their milk for?!
Soy is not naturally milk, we process it. Same with Almond milk. We turn it into a healthy immitation of milk.
Coconuts just have reserved water, basically.
Coconut milk becomes the flesh of the coconut.
Once it's dropped off the tree the milk ( clear water ) inside starts to harden, until it's all the hard white nut meat.
Soy beans don't promise to give off milk! Anything can be "milked" to give off juice- olives, apricot kernals, wheat berries.
Any juice that comes from a nut is called milk, because of the white colour. Rice milk is only the outer starch of the rice grain- pour some plain white rice in a bowl and cover with water- the water will turn white, if you leave it a few hours or overnight, the water becomes rice milk.
( Scrub your face with the rice grains, and rinse with the rice milk- it is wonderful for your skin, it feel like porcelain).
Almonds are "milked" the same way- and walnuts, brazil nuts- any nut.
Also beans can be milked like soybeans. Just spend ah hour in China you 'll see every type of milk- black bean, red bean, rice, mung bean, rice, barley, all made into milks.
The juice of a coconut can be got in a few ways- basically the inside of the coconut is full of coconut water/juice/milk.
It becomes dried and hardens over time. It still retains the moisture , so as long as there's some moisture left in the coconut meat, you can squeeze it to get the milk out.
It only becomes hard when the fruit/bean becomes really old and dries out too much.
It is only humans that call it almond or coconut milk.
Only mammals lactate and no plants are mammals. The milks you mention are produced as follows:
1. Grind almonds, coconut flesh, cashews, soybeans, etc. in water
2. Heat mixture
3. Filter out particles
4. Optionally sweeten or add vitamins, etc.
The liquid remaining is culinarily useful as a milk substitute.
Coconut water (the fluid contained within) is useful as a beverage (and, because sterile, has even been used for transfusions in emergencies) but is not the same as coconut milk, coconut cream (double strength coconut milk) or cream of coconut (a sweetened version of coconut cream). Confusing, yes! Blame the coconut for being so gosh-darned versatile.
I wonder what Daisy eats? I would imagine with her extensive nutritional knowledge she has a perfect diet with bang on levels of every single nutrient and micronutrient including those for which we have no established RDA. FYI Daisy, I adore oat milk, and far prefer it to dairy milk, it doesn't leave me feeling heavy. And your reference to "they" (who is "they"? Vegans? People suffering lactose interolance who can't take real milk?) just reinforces the fact that you are an ignorant, small minded individual who cannot accept a way of life that is different to you own. You try and dress it all up with your concern over vegan diets but really you are just a hate-monger.
It's not really milk. It's more like juice. You know like apple juice or orange juice? They just call it "milk" so people will buy it to replace real milk. Then people buy soy, almond, coconut milk and find out it tastes terrible. They don't want to admit how dumb it was to spend all that $$$ on nasty food, so they pretend it's wonderful.
Are you serious? None of those really milk, but alternatives to milk. When they are blended with water they become thick and creamy like milk. Plants don't lactate. lol
Plants don't produce milk, only mammals