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Lactose free milk powder

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About lactose free milk powder

Lactose-free milk powder is milk without lactose. Lactose is a type of sugar that is seen in milk products and can be pretty difficult for some to digest. Food manufacturers produce lactose-free milk by introducing lactase to regular dairy. Lactase is an enzyme produced by those who tolerate regular milk, which breaks down lactose during digestion. The resulting lactose-free milk has almost the same taste as regular milk. That way, it can be swapped in for regular milk in recipes. At Alibaba.com, various lactose-free products, such as dairy-free whey, are available for sale.

Benefits of lactose-free milk powder

Even though lactose-free milk contains lactase, it boasts almost the same nutrient profile as regular milk. Like the usual milk, the lactose-free counterpart is a great source of protein. It is also said to be high in macronutrients such as phosphorus, calcium, and riboflavin. Worthy of note also is the fact that many types of lactose-free milk are enriched with vitamin D, an important vitamin that is found in only a few food sources. That said, people who are intolerant to lactose can make the switch from regular milk to lactose-free milk, knowing fully well that they are not missing out on any key nutrients that regular milk provides.

Lactose-free non-dairy milk

People with lactose intolerance often avoid dairy products altogether and may opt for lactose-free, non-dairy milk, also known as plant-based milk. Dairy-free milk, such as dairy-free whey protein, can be nutritious but generally lower in nutrients than cow's milk. To make up for this lower nutrient level, plant-based milk is usually enriched with minerals and vitamins such as B12 and calcium, which tend to be inherently lacking in many plant-based drinks.

Types of non-dairy lactose-free milk powder

There is a really wide variation of lactose-free and dairy-free milk. An example is soy milk. Soy milk is much higher in protein than other similar plant-based dairy-free protein drinks. Soy milk has a mild taste, making it a popular choice for cooking and drinking. Almond milk is another good choice of non-dairy milk. Compared to cow milk, it is lower in protein and is often used in dairy-free protein shakes.

Finally, there is coconut milk, which is uniquely sweet and creamy. Coconut milk has small amounts of iron and potassium but contains more minor nutrients than cow's milk. Many commercial coconut-based milk products and other dairy-free protein powders are also enhanced with nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D.