NEW: Calcium Enriched Milks

We’ve got some great news, we are adding calcium to a few more milks in our range of non dairy milks. We have always endeavoured to bring you, our customers, what you want and we listen to all the feedback we get and try our best to take it all on board in regards to product development. Because, at the end of the day we want to provide you with the healthy products you want to consume. For many years we have been at the forefront of the non dairy milk market in Australia.

As the non dairy milk market grows and expands we are growing and expanding with it. Change takes time and nothing happens overnight… as they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day, as they day”.

We actually already have a couple of fortified milks in our range, including our Rice Milk Enriched and Nature’s Soy Enriched. However, after listening to you guys we have decided to extend the number of milks in our range that are fortified with calcium. Before we list the ones we are adding calcium to let’s talk a bit about why calcium is so important.

Calcium is an important micro nutrient the human body needs in order to have a healthy, functioning body.

Here are some important reasons to consume a healthy amount of calcium:

  • helps build strong bones and teeth
  • regulates muscle contractions, including your heartbeat 
  • makes sure blood clots normally

Conversely, a lack of calcium in children may lead to a condition called rickets, and in adults could cause osteomalacia or osteoporosis.

Of course it is not essential to consume calcium fortified products in order to meet your dietary requirements as there are a huge variety of foods that are great sources of calcium. There include but are not limited to the list below:

  • green leafy vegetables – such as broccoli, cabbage and okra, but not spinach
  • soya beans
  • tofu
  • non dairy milks with added calcium
  • nuts
  • bread and anything made with fortified flour
  • oily fish that contain bones such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies
  • organic dairy products if you are not vegan

For many years, dairy products have been hailed as the number one food source for calcium. With more and more people choosing to reduce or remove the dairy products they consume, they are looking for simple, swappable alternatives. This is where fortified non dairy milks come into play. By increasing our range of calcium fortified milks we want to help you reach your daily calcium needs. By no means do you need to be getting all your calcium from milk (whether dairy or non dairy) but if increasing the accessibility helps people improve their calcium consumption we are pleased that we can do our part as a natural, organic Australian owned company.

Our calcium enriched range will now include:

  • Oat Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Rice Milk

These milks will be rolling out onto shelves over the coming month. Keep an eye out and tag us in the photos you share on social media @pureharvest

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Markeeta
October 28, 2020 4:35 pm

Can you please tell me what the Calcium carbonate is derived/made from? Calcium can come from shellfish, dairy etc and is a major issue for people who have use your products due to allergies in the first place.

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Pureharvest Admin
February 10, 2021 9:00 pm
Reply to  Markeeta

Hi Markeeta,

The calcium carbonate we use is derived from non animal sources. All our plant based milks are made from non dairy ingredients and do not contain any animal products.

Bes wishes

Naomi

Sylvia Burns
January 10, 2021 10:05 am

Good morning I see that it is indeed helpful to have calcium added to your range of non- dairy milks. I have over the years been something of a champion of your unsweetened organic soy milk… my aged mum, my family of 4 daughters and my extended family have enjoyed its smooth non-sweet flavour, particularly in our espresso. And your activated unsweetened almond milk! So … how disturbing when a few months ago something changed… was this a bad/old batch? The texts and phone calls gradually revealed that the formula of our beloved soy milk had changed! And so had… Read more »

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Pureharvest Admin
February 10, 2021 8:57 pm
Reply to  Sylvia Burns

Hi Sylvia,

Thank you for your comment and taking the time to leave your feedback. I will pass on your comments to our development team for consideration. We are sorry to hear that you are no longer happy with the product.

Best wishes,

Naomi

Ashleigh Knott - Dietitian
February 2, 2021 11:35 am

Are the almond and oat milks labelled as enriched specifically or are the current oat and almond original the enriched?

Last edited 1 month ago by Ashleigh Knott - Dietitian
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Pureharvest Admin
February 10, 2021 8:59 pm

Hi Ashleigh,

We have updated a few of our milks to now include added calcium. The oat milk and original almond now contain added calcium. It will explicitly state on the ingredients lists if there is added calcium so we do encourage you to take the time to read the ingredient lists and nutritional panel of our products and all products.

Best wishes

Naomi