Why would I take the time or effort to discuss milk in a Honey blog?
Great question - Let me tell my story. Like most everyone else, I have been drinking and enjoying store bought pasteurized milk for a lifetime. Unlike most everyone else, I have been enjoying cold extracted Raw honey for that same lifetime. Problem was, I didn't really appreciate the honey until this last couple of years when I discovered that the honey that everyone else consumes is pasteurized, dead and tasteless. During the time I began to research and realize that we were providing a very amazing product, I was talking to a neighbor who had recently bought a milking cow. I was intrigued by getting a higher quality of milk and began milking "Bessie" 1 day per week.
The 1st question that came up was whether I was going to pasteurize the milk prior to consuming. My neighbor did, but wasn't sure why. So I Googled it!
Wow, what a wealth of information and controversy that sprang into view. Fortunately for me, I already knew that unheated honey was far superior and had no problem believing that unheated milk would also be far superior. Milk seems to be very similar to honey. It is loaded with probiotics, enzymes and other living nutrients that get killed, damaged or changed by pasteurization. Since then I have never heated my milk once. The flavor, health benefits and quality are out of this world and I absolutely love my milk.
I hope I never have to go back to pasteurized milk. I'm grateful for these new findings in my life. I now feel like i'm living in a land flowing with Milk and Honey. Awesome!! I look forward to discovering the next hidden gem of knowledge.