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What is raw milk?

Raw milk is milk that comes straight from the cow.  It has not been heat treated or pasteurised in any way. There are many health benefits to drinking raw milk which include:

 

  • Nutrient density - raw milk is MORE nutritionally dense than heat treated milk - food, when over processed, becomes denatured and can lose some of its nutritional benefits
  • It retains the enzymes that pasteurised milk does not (many of these are heat sensitive and are denatured in the pasteurisation process)
  • It has not been homogenised, therefore the fat particles are able to float to the top of the milk bottle, and you're able to see the delicious raw cream - what a treat - just like milk used to be
  • Raw milk contains probiotics and is rich beneficial bacteria
  • It can be easier to digest than pasteurised milk as it contains Lactase which helps our bodies digest Lactose milk sugar
  • The butterfat (the cream line) is a great source of easily absorbed Vitamin A.  It also contains the fat-soluble Vitamins DE and K2
  • It is rich in conjugated Linoleic acid that may help fight cancer (obviously we are not claiming that raw milk can cure cancer, BUT, it can't hurt to boost your gut micro biome and consume raw milk from cows that only eat a pastured diet, AND get to keep their calves)
  • Colloquial evidence indicates that raw milk may fight asthma and allergies
  • Is a fantastic source of Calcium
  • At our farm, our raw milk is bottled on the SAME DAY as the cow is milked, compared to milk in the supermarket which is several days old to a week old before it hits the shelves - YUCK!!

Please note, it is really hard to get anyone to do any studies of the benefits of raw milk, as the large dairy processors wouldn't benefit financially from this knowledge. There are lots of really good websites that will give you more information about raw milk. If you'd like to know more, please email us on oldhallfm@gmail.com or get searching online.