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Friday, March 06, 2009

Another Helping of Goat Cheesy Ignorance

The folks at Montchevré Handcrafted Goat Cheese may make tasty cheese, but I'll never know because their science comes from the bottom of a dunghill.

Strong words? Well, read this and listen to your stomach curdle:

Q. Why is a lactose intolerant person able to have goat cheese products?

A. Most lactose intolerants who can't have cow's milk will be able to digest goat's milk and goat's milk products.

The fat particles in goat's milk are 1/3 the size of the fat particles in cow's milk, and in fact similar in size to those in mother's milk. Goat's milk products are said to be "naturally homogenized" and therefore easier to digest for lactose intolerants.

Lactose is sugar. It does not matter what package the lactose comes in. Homogenized, non-homogenized; fat-laden, fat-free; cow's milk cheese, goat's milk cheese. It doesn't matter. All lactose is identical. Your body treats it identically.

Your mind is a different creature. Treat it well. Don't fall for this self-serving ignorance.

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