goat’s milk – delight!

April 30, 2010

i fell in love w/goat’s milk after trying some last fall … raw, unpasteurized, delicious goat’s milk. just when i tried it and fell in love, the farmer who supplied it ran out of her supply … for the winter! i called several other local farms, tried one (that tasted super goat-y, eck!) and finally am so thankful to have a weekly supply from a local provider. i pick up a full, delicious jar every wednesday, and drink it in a few days!

i initially sought out goat’s milk as a hopeful alternative for my daughter, who is allergic to dairy. turns out she is also allergic to the milk from goats. =( darn! but she loves her coconut milk and i am thoroughly enjoying my wednesday treat.

one cool thing: the supplier of the milk (“the land of milk and honey, llc” – how cool is that?!) provides a “real milk education handout” that must be read and signed before purchasing milk. it contains disclaimers about raw, unpasteurized milk; and then provides detailed info about the content of the milk … much of what i’ve read and what initially prompted me to try it.

some snippets:

“the downside of pasteurization is that it destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile milk proteins, alters vitamin b12, and vitamin b6, and also kills beneficial bacteria. heat alters milk’s amino acids … vitamin C loss in pasteurization usually exceeds 50%; loss of other water-soluble vitamins can run as high as 80%. pasteurization alters milk’s mineral components such as calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulphur … pasteurization destroys all enzymes in milk – in fact, the test for successful pasteurization is the absence of enzymes.”

there is SO much more info about the benefits of “real milk” … check out here: http://realmilk.com/where.html.

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