The female-founded venture Táche is being called a potential plant-based market disrupter in the United States. Helmed by Roxana Saidi, Táche is a family-run company bringing innovations in the plant-based milk category and has launched the first-of-its-kind nut milk made completely out of pistachios. The milk is vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher and free of added oils.
According to the company, roasted pistachios are a Complete Protein source and score higher than almost all plant-based options including oats, almonds, quinoa, chickpeas, and soybeans, which are all Incomplete Proteins. A Complete Protein contains all nine essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, and while the body can naturally produce 11 of them, there are nine essential amino acids the body cannot make and must obtain through food.
The website says that pistachio milk is the first plant-based milk the company has introduced, making it clear that more innovations are yet to come from the company.
In 2015, Roxana started making pistachio milk as an alternative to almond milk, which was depleting her native California of water during its worst drought in history. A refusal to compromise on flavour and nutrition prompted her to launch Táche, as per the company.
The pistachio milk comes in both sweetened and unsweetened versions. The company claims that its milk is better for the environment as pistachios grow with a fraction of the water needed for almonds, creating a smaller water footprint.