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The sheep milk

Weather as a drink or in the form of cheese - the sheep milk enjoys a great popularity. It is suitable due to its satiating effect in conjunction with a high digestibility and a high nutritional value for a healthy diet. It finds its use even in skin care and gives soaps and creams a soothing care.

How to use sheep milk?

Sheep milk is used primarily for cheese production. There are also sheep breeds which are solely bred for the production of milk. Because sheep give milk only about 150 days a year, sheep milk isn’t available all year round. Besides, the precious product is drunk comparatively little and is often processed to sheep milk cheese. Sheep milk is very popular in cheese like the French Roquefort or the Greek Feta. Its aromatic flavor can be used for cooking in a variety of dishes and finds many followers.

In cheese production the milk is delivered cold and centrifuged within 48 hours after milking. The separated cream is processed to butter and the skimmed milk to low-fat cream cheese. Yoghurt, cream cheese and hard cheese are produced of the remaining milk.

The milk protein is separated from the liquid, the whey. The protein must be brought with the help of added milk acid cultures to the coagulation. The clotted milk, the jelly, is cut afterwards. The so-called break is now poured in form. After the break has dripped off enough, the cheese on botting in a cheese form assumes his typical shape. Because of its well digestibility and a positive effect on stomach suffering, intestinal suffering, nephritic suffering and liver suffering, sheep milk is just so popular. Besides it causes fewer allergies. Therefore, people with a lactose intolerance do not have to renounce their everyday need in milk products totally.

In cosmetics and especially for fans of natural beauty products sheep milk has proven itself valuable. The soothing substances and unsaturated fatty acids positively affect the skin and donate moisture. Anyone who wants to have well combable hair, should refer to shampoo with sheep milk. Creams and soaps provide a great skin picture.

Sheep milk as a healthy food

With 97 calories per 100 ml, sheep milk has the most calories compared to other milks and still is suited for a healthy diet. With its many vitamins and nutrients it supplies the people and is well digestible. The ingredients also affect nutrition to the skin and scalp, therefore it is often used as a supporting therapy for neurodermatitis and other skin problems.

Its high value in minerals like potassium, sodium, magnesium and phosphorus as well as a portion of 183 mg per 100 ml in calcium. These aspects contribute for sheep milk being the healthiest next to mare milk. Especially the high salary in orotic acid (vitamin B13) is important for the construction of proteins and regenerates injured liver cells.

100 ml sheep milk contain approximately:

fat6,3 g
calories97 kcal
carbohydrates4,4 g
protein5,4 g

Sheep milk should definitely be tried, either as yoghurt, cheese or a drink. Particularly the traditional Greek feta, which is produced of approximately 70-97% sheep milk, is suited ideally for cooking as grilled feta or for oven dishes.

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