A Family's Guide to Buying Milk | Mambo Sprouts Articles
Posted Aug 07 2009 12:19pm
Here is some basic information on a variety of available milks. I wrote it for the Mambo Sprouts website.
We know the commercial tag line “Milk Does a Body Good” but with more than an estimated 70% of adults world wide experiencing some degree of lactose intolerance, milk from dairy cows is not necessarily the best option for most people. While water is the only macronutrient that we actually need to drink, there are many other “milk” options awaiting our taste buds in the grocery store isles. It is important to have a wide variety of high quality foods in our diets. This is not an endorsement of any product, rather a buyer’s guide to some milk products. Milk (Miriam Webster Dictionary):1 a: a fluid secreted by the mammary glands of females for the nourishment of their young ; especially : cow’s milk used as a food by humans b: LACTATION 2: a liquid resembling milk in appearance: as a: the latex of a plant b: the juice of a coconut composed of liquid endosperm c: the contents of an unripe kernel of grain
Raw Milk straight from source, unprocessed (except filtration), cooled and bottled. In dairy, it’s milk straight from the cows or goat. According to the Raw Milk Association, CReMA, people with lactose intolerance can often consume milk in its raw form because it contains the enzymes necessary to break down the lactose in the digestive tract. These beneficial enzymes are killed in the pasteurization process.