Monthly Archives: August 2008

Non-Dairy Cheese

30 million people in the United States suffer from lactose intolerance.  I am part of the luck 15% of Caucasians that suffer this affliction.  For a pizza eating, cheese burger loving, nacho snacking male, this is very bad news.

  • 90% of Asian American adults have lactose intolerance
  • 70% of African-American adults have lactose intolerance
  • 74% of Native American adults have lactose intolerance
  • 53% of Mexican-American adults have lactose intolerance
  • 15% Caucasian adults have lactose intolerance

Source for data:  http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/l/lactose_intolerance/stats.htm#prevalence_and_incidence_stats

As a lactose intolerant person, I really missed cheese for a while.  Yes, I can take some pills, but it is just not the same.  I would much rather just be able to eat it (an cook with it).  And now I have found some cheese products that I can do just that with.  One was even mentioned in Scientific American lately.  In the article, they mention Tofutti, while I haven’t tried they’re cheese slices I have been enjoying their deserts.  For cheese I really like Veggie Shreds or Veggie Slices.  I did also like Rice Cheese, it has a funny smell when melted.  I’ve been able to find many of these products at Sprouts.  While there I always pick up some of Amy’s frozen foods, great dairy-free foods!

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