For some people, dairy products are off the table.
“Even milk in a coffee can trigger digestive stress in those who suffer from lactose intolerance,” says Riverina Fresh CEO Rob Collier.
“Lactose-free milk is a delicious option that not only retains the great taste of regular milk but also helps eliminate abdominal discomfort.”
Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar that is found in milk and other products containing dairy. Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest the enzyme lactose, which can cause unpleasant symptoms.
Riverina Fresh says approximately four per cent of Australians are reported to suffer from lactose intolerance, with a larger number of women accounting for this figure.
Lactose-free milk is made with regular cow’s milk. It has an added enzyme called lactase which breaks down the lactose in milk, making it both easier to digest and helping to avoid the symptoms associated with lactose intolerance such as stomach pain and nausea.
Lactase breaks down the lactose into two sugars – glucose and galactose. This causes the milk to develop a slightly sweeter taste without increasing its sugar content.
Riverina Fresh has developed a lactose-free milk, delivering a consistent taste, texture, and stretching ability.
“Riverina Fresh Lactose Free Milk has been carefully developed to deliver the same great taste, mouthfeel and consistency of the wider Riverina Fresh range of milks,” Rob says.
The lactose-free milk is available in full cream and light in two-litre bottles.
Riverina Fresh says the full cream milk, which recently took home a gold medal at the Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) New South Wales Awards, is a full bodied and fresh flavoured milk. The light milk – which received a silver DIAA medal, has the same full-bodied flavour with less than 1.5 per cent fat.
For more information or a free trial, visit www.riverinafresh.com.au or call 1800 993 081.
Image: Riverina Fresh Lactose Free milk in use at Riddik Café Templestowe.