Donald E. Pszczola of Food Technology Magazine wrote a wonderful article on the progressive ingredients found in modern health foods. He mentioned goat milk as being an ingredient to watch for in coming months and years.
One emerging dairy ingredient may be goat’s milk, which offers health benefits and may be more readily consumed by those individuals who are lactose intolerant or who suffer from allergies caused by casein alpha 1. Recent research also claims that the consumption of goat’s milk can improve recovery of individuals with iron deficiency anemia.
Goat’s milk is a centuries old product, but in recent times its usefulness as an ingredient is becoming more apparent. Mt. Capra Products, Chehalis, Wash. (phone 609-693-6446, www.mtcapra.com), produces several ingredients derived from goat’s milk, including mineral whey, whole goat milk proteins, and full cream flake. The company’s nutrition scientists are working closely with a number of food and beverage companies who are developing new products using these ingredients.
The company is making available what it describes as the first instant yogurt mix made from pure goat’s milk. The mix, called Yo-Quick!™, reportedly provides three times the amount of probiotics that is customary in other yogurt products. It is easy to use, requires no refrigeration, and comes in three flavors (vanilla, strawberry, and blueberry). To consume, just pour the single-serving powder pack into a glass or bottle of water, shake or stir vigorously, and enjoy real, ready yogurt.
In addition to the yogurt mix, Mt. Capra offers Solar Synergy, a power sports drink made with goat milk mineral whey, electrolytes, and other healthful components. It is available in a powdered form that can be reconstituted in water.
Thanks for the great research Don! Keep up the great work!