Wholesome, healthy milk is one of the richest and most comprehensive sources of natural nourishment.
As well as tasting great, it provides a uniquely balanced and varied array of nutrients, including proteins with high biological value that contain essential amino acids, carbohydrates and easily digestible fats. In addition, milk contains a high percentage of calcium and phosphorus, as well as several B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin D, which make it a precious form of nourishment for growth.
When consumed every day as part of a healthy, balanced diet, milk can help to meet the body’s daily calcium requirements. It can be consumed at all ages, bringing numerous benefits. As well as being a source of minerals that play a crucial role in controlling numerous vital functions and keeping bones and teeth healthy, it is packed with substances that provide protein and energy. They serve as an important reserve for physical and mental activities, while also offering invaluable support for muscle tissue.
Milk is delicious and invigorating. Its balanced combination of carbohydrates, sodium and protein means that it can be drunk at various times of day. In addition, it makes a great natural supplement for use after sport. It is ideal for rehydration after exercise because it is a source of liquid, protein and minerals. The differences between the types of milk that are available on the market lie in their fat contents and the heat treatments used, which affect their shelf lives and how they are stored: whole milk has a fat content of at least 3.5%, semi-skimmed milk between 1.5% and 1.8%, and skimmed milk no higher than 0.5%.
This is the most widespread kind and it has a delicious, fresh flavour. It undergoes one short heat treatment procedure known as “pasteurization” (usually at a temperature of 72°C) within 48 hours of the milking process. This eliminates the bacteria that are naturally found in milk without affecting the flavour and the nutritional qualities, thus ensuring that it is healthy and hygienically safe.
HIGH-QUALITY PASTEURIZED MILK
This is the finest milk on sale and it is ideal for those looking for a higher energy content. It comes from monitored supply chains and specific farms that are meticulously selected and able to guarantee superior quality in all of the production processes, from milking to packaging. “High Quality” is more than just a simple reference to the standard of the product. It is a genuine type of milk that has distinctive characteristics in terms of the composition of fats and proteins, so it is only available as “whole milk”.
This type of milk undergoes a micro-filtering process as well as heat treatment. The raw milk is separated from the fat content and passed through special ceramic filters that hold back bacteria, thus removing microscopic biological impurities. The resulting product has the same rich flavour and nutritional value as pasteurized milk, but it has a longer shelf life.
GROWTH MILK/INFANT FORMULA
A mother’s milk is an ideal, essential source of nutrition for babies. Consequently, newborn children should be breastfed from the very first moments of their lives. Breastfeeding protects children from numerous diseases, reinforces their immune systems and provides them with the nutrition needed for optimum, balanced growth. Mothers who are unable to breastfeed or decide to stop should ask a paediatrician to help them to identify an alternative form of nourishment that can provide the nutrients required.
The infant formula products developed by Granlatte meet the specific nutritional needs of children from their early years through to the later phases of their development, thus ensuring that they benefit from a balanced diet and accompanying them through every stage in their growth.