Ardsallagh Goats Yogurt
Ardsallagh Goats Yogurt is produced from the best natural goats milk. It tastes refreshing and mild, and has a high nutritional value. It can be mixed with fruit, honey or jam for a simple pudding, and is especially suitable in desserts, dressings and sauces, or simply as a garnish.
Healthy Yogurt Cultures
Many people who are allergic to cow milk products or who suffer from lactose intolerance can enjoy Ardsallagh yogurt. Yogurt cultures convert lactose into lactic acid, making yogurt easier to digest than milk. Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus can help to restore normal intestinal flora after antibiotic therapy.
Easily digested, yogurt cleanses the intestines and provides beneficial bacteria, balancing the levels of "good" and "bad" bacteria, and preventing infections. A balanced and nourishing food rich in vitamins, minerals, and complete proteins, yogurt contributes to a healthy immune system. The complete proteins in yogurt are partially digested and more easily utilized by the body. With its smooth, creamy consistency, it is not surprising goat milk yogurt is consumed more often worldwide than dairy cow milk based yogurts, according to the American Dairy Goat Association. Due to its low levels of lactose, goat's milk yogurt is easier to digest than yogurt made from dairy cow milk. The nutrient and protein rich product is a healthy dairy option often used as a base for dips or eaten with fruit as a sweet treat.
Easier to Digest
Goat's milk yogurt does not contain agglutinin, which prevents the fat in goat's milk from clumping. This factor, in addition to high levels of essential fatty acids, linoleic and arachnodonic acids, makes goat's milk yogurt easier for enzymes in the human stomach to digest than cow's milk based yogurts.
People with sensitivities to dairy cow milk based products can also benefit from the lower lactose levels in goat's milk yogurt. Dairy cow milk based products contain on average 4.7 percent lactose, while dairy goat milk products, such as yogurt, contain 4.1 percent lactose.
Acidophilus and bifidus are often added to goat milk yogurt blends to aid in healthy digestion. The naturally occurring lactobacillus acidophilus in goat milk makes the dairy treat easier to process after the digestive system has been disrupted with antibiotics.
High Nutrient Levels
Vitamins and essential nutrients abound in goat's milk yogurt. When compared to dairy cow milk based yogurt, goat's milk yogurt contains 134 percent more calcium, 47 percent more vitamin A and 25 percent more vitamin B-6. Goat's milk yogurt is a good source of calcium, potassium, the amino acid tryptophan and phosphorus.
Source of Protein
Yogurt made from goat's milk is a low-cost source of protein suitable for meat-eating and vegetarian (not vegan) diets. Yogurt made from 1 cup of goat's milk can supply up to 17.4 percent of the recommended daily protein intake as advised by the United States Department of Agriculture. The animal based protein supplies our bodies with much needed amino acids.
Since only trace amounts of the allergy-causing casein protein alpha-S1 is found in goat's milk, natural yogurt made from the milk is easily digested by toddlers that are otherwise sensitive to cow's milk based dairy products. The casein found in goat-based dairy products more closely resembles the contents of human milk.
Our yogurt does NOT contain gelatine, refined sugar, preservatives, setting agents, artificial colours or flavourings not even preservatives. Ardsallagh yogurt is made WITHOUT antibiotics, added growth hormones, and GMO’s or toxic pesticides.
Questions about Goat Milk Yogurt
Q: Why is yogurt beneficial?
A: Yogurt is more easily digested than milk since the cultures added to the milk pre-digest the lactose.
Q: Does Ardsallagh yogurt contain live, active and viable cultures?
A: Yes, there are millions of live active cultures in every spoonful! We include three traditional live cultures in our natural yogurt: thermophilus, l.acidophilus and bifidus.
Q: Is Ardsallagh yogurt made with raw or pasteurized goat milk?
A: All of the products Ardsallagh make are made with pasteurized goats milk (we do not homogenise and we use 100% goat’s milk).
Q: Why does Ardsallagh yogurt have a softer texture?
A: Ardsallagh yogurt has a delicate texture because it does not contain powdered milk solids, gelatin, or gums to thicken it. Since no powdered milk solids are added, the yogurt is lower in fat and calories even though it is made with whole milk.
Q. Does Ardsallagh yogurt contain gluten?
A: No, there is no gluten in our natural yogurt or any of the products made at Ardsallagh.
Q: Why does the texture or consistency of yogurt vary during the year?
A: We use the milk “naturally” as it comes from the goat, and milk solids vary seasonally, which causes the texture to vary. The goats seem to “know” that in the winter we need more solids, which results in a thicker consistency, and in the summer, we need less, which results in a lighter, thinner texture.
Q: What other ingredients does Ardsallagh yogurt contain?
A: None, Ardsallagh is as natural as it comes.
Q: Is sugar used to sweeten Ardsallagh yogurt?
A: No. There is no sugar added to Ardsallagh yogurt. Any sweetness you can taste in the yogurt comes from the natural lactose in the milk and our goats love of sugar beets chopped straight from the field. If you like to make it sweet yourself feel free to add honey, syrup or even flavour it with jam.
Q: How long will Ardsallagh Yogurt last in the fridge?
A: The last date the yogurt may be sold is printed on the side of the carton below the lid. However, since it is a cultured product it will usually be good for several weeks past the lid date. You can tell by tasting whether it is still good to eat.
Our Yogurt can be purchased from Supervalu, Clona West Cork Foods, Independent Irish Health Foods