People have been consuming milk for thousands of years. Still, consuming milk and other dairy products may cause digestive problems such as bloating cramping and diarrhoea.
When consuming lactose contained in milk or in some other source, it is not broken down in the small intestine and not absorbed into the body. With the leftover-food residue liquid, it travels through the digestive tract into the large intestine, where it is consumed by the normal intestinal bacterial flora. Such fermentation results in the formation of gases which cause bloating and cramps. Some people don’t even notice it while others have severe digestive problems; this, of course, depends in part on the composition of the intestinal bacterial flora and, above all, on the amount of ingested lactose. Lactose (milk sugar) is a disaccharide found in milk and dairy products. In order to be absorbed by the body it has to be broken down in the digestive tract by lactase enzymes. Cow’s milk contains about 5% lactose, and human milk 6%. Lactose is extracted from sweet or sour whey. The name comes from lac or lactis, the Latin word for milk.
In order to make our yogurt available to people with lactose intolerance, we made homemade lactose-free yogurt.
In addition to plain yoghurt, we offer four delicious fruit flavours (fig, plum, raspberry and apricot), with no artificial colours, stabilisers and preservatives.