Delicious raw milk

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

Many consider raw milk unsafe for human consumption, but our ancestors drank raw milk for thousands of years. Pasteurization is a fairly recent development, necessitated by unsanitary conditions in the early dairy industry.

Today, modern dairies are clean and hygienic, but pasteurization is still practiced as a precaution. Why, then, would anyone want to drink raw milk?

It's because raw milk is absolutely delicious. A survey in Hoard's Dairyman found that 60 percent of commercial dairy farmers drink raw milk at home, because the taste is superior to processed milk ("Real Food" by Nina Planck, page 77). It's healthier, too. Raw milk from pastured, grass-fed cows is high in healthy omega-3 fats as well as enzymes and immunity-boosting probiotics that are killed by pasteurization.

An Aug. 6 Post-Gazette article warned that raw milk purchased under the Family Cow label could possibly be contaminated. I've bought healthy, delicious milk from Family Cow for over a year and have had no issues with it. In fact, it stays fresher longer than store-bought milk. I hope that it will be able to get back to selling the milk soon.

CHRISTINE FERGUSON
Cecil


opinion_letters


Advertisement

Latest in Letters

For citizen safety
about 3 hours ago
Our tax dollars
about 3 hours ago
That’s a work ethic
about 3 hours ago
The ‘bad’ sugar
about 3 hours ago
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here