We believe sheep milk is the next big thing in mainstream health.
Sheep milk as a dairy option has been around for centuries. Maui Sheep Milk New Zealand's grass-fed sheep milk is not only mild and creamy in taste, it's also highly nutritious, and because it's so easily and quickly digested it supports gut health and is a gentle alternative to goat and cow's milk.
Sheep milk contains A2 beta casein making it a natural A2-type milk that does not contain any A1 protein, unlike cow's or goat milk. Consuming A2 sheep milk can be a good dairy alternative for those with sensitive tummies who might experience digestive discomfort from A1 milk.
Source of protein
With over double the protein content than cow or goat milk, drinking sheep milk is a great way to help you to get your regular daily allowance in.
Sheep milk takes approximately only around 45 minutes to digest, compared with cow's milk that takes up to four hours. Fast and easy digestion makes sheep milk great for gut health.
High levels of lactoferrin
Sheep milk contains much higher levels of lactoferrin than goat milk and cow milk.
Lactoferrin appears to protect the body from pathogenic microorganisms such as those that cause bacterial, viral, and fungal infections and may also boost the body's immune function. Learn more.
Higher vitamin content
Sheep milk is rich in vitamins and minerals and contains 4 times the vitamin C, 3 times more vitamin E and double the thiamin than goat and cow's milk.
B12 and Folic Acid
Sheep milk is higher in B12 and contains 5 times the folic acid than goat and cow's milk, making it a great source of folate, which helps make DNA and other genetic material in the body.
The Composition and Health Benefits of Sheep's Milk
A review was completed by AgResearch on the available scientific literature regarding the composition and nutritional value of sheep's milk. AgResearch plays a key role in delivering new knowledge and technologies to support the agricultural sector in New Zealand.
References: Claeys et al. Food Control 42 (2014), 188-201. Barlowska et al. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 10 (2011), 291-302. Park et al. Small Ruminant Research 68 (2007), 88-113.
Lipids and fatty acids
Claeys et al. Food Control 42(2014), 188-201.
Amino acid composition
Composition and health benefits of sheep's milk*Essential amino acid. Reference: Claeysetal. Food Control 42(2014), 188-201.
“It's creamy and sweet, it tastes like cow's milk, but more like a milkshake."
Laken | 8 years old, New Zealand
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