Milk is an important part of a healthy and balanced diet for millions in the UK and billions worldwide. Whether it is consumed over cereal, added to a recipe or you have a glass before bed, there are plenty of ways to work this nutritious drinkable dairy into a routine. With an interesting history behind the agricultural product of milk, and countless cultures having different ideas about cows and dairy, here are an array of fascinating facts about milk. If you’re looking for a local dairy supplier stocking the nation’s most trusted milk companies, look no further than Freshways. Bulk buy milk, cheese and yoghurt at your convenience.
Continue reading to discover the origins of donkey milk, and the cultures that consider dairy to be sacred.
Though It was thought impossible to make cheese from the milk of a donkey, Serbian cheesemonger Slobodan Simić found a complex way to make it. Selling his unique donkey milk cheese for just under £400 per pound, the batches are so expensive because the donkey milk liquid doesn’t contain enough casein to coagulate as regular milk would, but Simić has formed a long and complicated process to manufacture the cheese.
Centuries ago, ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Indians, and many other cultures worldwide looked at milk as a food of the gods and valued it highly for the benefits it yields. Hindus, who make up the majority of India’s population, still consider cows to be sacred animals, with milk used for religious purposes because of the purifying qualities it is believed to have.
19th century biologist Louis Pasteur is the reason that the milk we drink today contains no harmful bacteria, and is therefore safe to consume. Pasteur applied his bacteria-killing technique to beer.originally, and decided to experiment by doing the same with milk. We now know this process as pasteurisation.
Of the health benefits provided by milk are important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus and potassium, with the dairy beverage also offering a great source of protein. Drinking milk can even help to prevent osteoporosis and help you maintain a healthy weight, with many studies associating diets rich in calcium with a lower risk of obesity.
Despite humble beginnings back in 1990, Freshways have grown into one of the largest independent fresh food suppliers in the UK. Providing high quality dairy products and fresh baked goods at affordable prices, our service is fast, efficient, and reliable, stocking leading dairy suppliers and milk companies. From huge corporations right through to small businesses, contact us today for more information on how we can help you with bulk buy milk or wholesale bread.