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The healthiest different to pastured uncooked milk when this conventional meals is unavailable in your space and touring to acquire it isn’t an possibility.
I lately traveled to a state with one of many hardest legal guidelines in opposition to uncooked milk gross sales.
The one technique to receive Nature’s excellent meals on this specific state was by way of herdshare. (1)
Clearly, I used to be not going to have the ability to contractually safe a herdshare settlement throughout a brief keep of every week or two!
Thus, I wanted to shortly work out Plan B.
Whereas it’s doable to freeze uncooked milk when touring by airplane or automotive, that is cumbersome and never all the time possible for those who journey with a backpack alone like I sometimes do.
What’s the most suitable choice in that situation?
I believed I’d share my technique for what to search for if you’re having problem procuring uncooked milk or touring to an space the place it isn’t accessible.
Low Temperature Pasteurized Milk
It’s a widespread perception that low temperature pasteurized milk, aka “vat pasteurized”, is an efficient different to uncooked milk.
Sadly, microphotography evaluation signifies that that is removed from the case. (2)
The delicate whey proteins in milk are simply broken by the low temperature pasteurization course of.
Consumption of those denatured protein molecules can encourage the event of allergy symptoms. Purchaser beware!
Unhomogenized, Vat Processed Milk
What if the low temperature pasteurized milk can be unhomogenized?
Sadly, the identical drawback applies.
Homogenization solely impacts the heat-resistant fats portion of the milk, not the delicate protein molecules.
Thus, any sort of pasteurized milk even whether it is unhomogenized, is a threat for allergy symptoms and disruption of the intestine.
Briefly, if in case you have been shopping for unhomogenized “cream high” milk that’s low temperature pasteurized, I’d recommend reconsidering this product as a wholesome possibility.
As talked about above, the cream (fats) portion of milk is warmth resistant to break from pasteurization.
Because of this heating to pasteurization temperature doesn’t denature it like what occurs to the milk proteins (whey). (3)
That is why pasteurized butter continues to be wholesome however pasteurized milk isn’t.
Nonetheless, heating cream to ultrapasteurization temperatures (212 °F/ 100 °C) goes past what milk fats lipids can endure.
Ultrapasteurization could be very a lot denaturing even for heat-resistant fats molecules. (4)
Making use of this on a sensible stage, vat or common pasteurized cream can be a suitable choice to uncooked milk when this conventional meals is unavailable. Nonetheless, ultrapasteurized cream ought to be prevented.
The image above is the low temperature pasteurized cream I bought whereas out of city.
Bonus! It was from an area small farm that had a herd of old style A2 cows.
I used this cream to make scrambled eggs and different dishes for my aged Mom in addition to my morning uncooked milk rooibos latte.
You possibly can even dilute pasteurized cream with a small quantity of filtered water for a wholesome uncooked milk stand-in. Years in the past, I keep in mind Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston Worth Basis, telling me that she used to do that very factor for her youngsters when she was unable to acquire uncooked milk.
Allergic to All Dairy?
Word that utilizing low temp or common pasteurized cream as an alternative of uncooked milk is a greater possibility than the milk substitutes you should buy on the well being meals retailer.
It is because cream comprises a particular sort of anti-pathogenic fatty acid generally known as glycosphingolipids. These lipids confer safety in opposition to gastrointestinal illness and are tremendously useful to the immune system generally.
Happily, even those that have problem with milk normally can deal with the cream portion with out points.
Nonetheless, if you end up nonetheless having issues digesting pasteurized cream, then a fast phrase to the smart…keep away from all commercially processed milk substitutes (they’re poisonous!) and use do-it-yourself milk substitutes you make your self as an alternative!
(1) Actual Milk Authorized Map
(2) Microphotography of Uncooked and Processed Milk
(3, 4) FAQ Dairy