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Allergycare Spray-Dried Goats Milk: Do You Have A Problem With Cows’ Milk? Product Review.

Updated on August 4, 2012
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It seems that more and more people these days are reporting themselves as having problems digesting one food or another. If it isn’t allergy then it’s intolerance, and if it isn’t intolerance it’s trouble digesting lactose or gluten. Are you experiencing some of these kinds of problems?

One seemingly frequent problem cropping up in medical advice columns and online self-help forums is that of cow’s milk intolerance. This raises several issues in itself: is the problem that of an issue with lactose, or a reaction to the protein in cow’s milk. The answer may dictate the appropriate measures to be taken. A consultation with your doctor may prove helpful!

If it should turn out that you have a problem digesting the protein in cows’ milk, then are there any viable and suitable alternatives when you need a milk-type product? Many people turn to goats’or sheep’s milk instead of cows’ milk. However there's a drawback to both of these products: their price! Compared to cows' milk, both ewe's and goats' milk are startlingly expensive, certainly for the fresh pasteurised product.

Is it cheaper to purchase a dried goats' milk product instead? Certainly it was for me recently: not only did I stumble upon a product (Allergycare's Spray-Dried Goats Milk) while it was part of a BOGOF (buy one get one free) offer, but it was also on sale reduced even from that price! However, the full non-BOGOF price? Ow!

According to the instructions, a 200 gram pack of the milk powder can make three pints of milk. Is that good value for money? Depends what price you can source the product at, I guess. But bear in mind, this isn't something that is suitable for the lactose-intolerant. Goats' milk, unless specially treated, still contains plenty of milk sugar!

I do find the trouble with powdered milk, and this applies to this product also, is the flavour. You just can't avoid that malty, slightly burnt taste. It's nothing like fresh milk at all, really. But handy for storage and emergency rations, I guess.

What about the nutritional aspect of powdered goats milk? Well, in this case, taking a look at the pack, 100 grams of the product can be expected to yield 517 calories, 32.2 grams of fat, 24.2 grams of protein and 32.2 grams of carbohydrate. And none of those pesky cow proteins, should they be a problem for you!


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