Our MinusL Milk
For MinusL milk we use milk exclusively from our member milk-farmer suppliers. Predominantly family-run operations, most of the farms are located in southern Germany.
How is MinusL Milk made?
Freshly milked on the farms, the milk is immediately cooled first and stored in large milk tanks. Milk tankers collect the milk from our milk suppliers and bring it to our dairy by the fastest route. Once the milk has arrived at our dairy it is tested in terms of various quality criteria, purified and heated. Up to this point there is no difference between producing lactose-free milk and conventional milk.
Now comes the decisive step: an enzyme called lactase is added to the milk. Lactase breaks down the lactose in milk into its two natural component sugars, glucose and galactose – a step that normally takes place within the human body, but is only performed to an insufficient extent in the case of people with a lactose intolerance. Thanks to this production process, even people displaying a lactose intolerance can drink milk again. The benefit: when it is not refrigerated or opened the milk has a long shelf life, – over 3 months – making it optimally suitable for keeping reserves. Special ultra-high temperature (UHT) processing makes this possible. The milk is heated to at least 135°C for a few seconds, then immediately cooled down again. The milk is nearly bacteria-free as a result, which preserves it longer.
Please note that products can vary in terms of their recipes and nutritional values. It is therefore possible that you receive commercially available products during transitional phases that bear the same product designation and optically identical packaging presentation yet contain and display either the new or the old recipe/nutritional values. The information made available to you online is updated by us with the greatest diligence on an ongoing basis and kept up to date. However, due to the abovementioned reason it can occur that the ingredients and nutritional values for a given product indicated here online differ from those on the product packaging.
This is the reason why all information listed on the product packaging is ultimately definitive and must be strictly observed. Especially people with allergies to foods should generally take note of the list of ingredients on a packaging. We highlight allergenic ingredients by setting them in bold type and underlining them on the list of ingredients.
If you are not sure about a product, please ask us about it. Remember that we need the following information from you: the precise product designation, the “best before” or “use by” date depending on the product, and also the specific lot number or batch code data when available.