Asinus Atlanticus S.A produces, processes and markets lyophilized organic donkey milk.
Nowadays, the scientific community recognizes donkey milk as the most similar to breast milk. Therefore, it is considered a superfood with great nutritional properties and health benefits!
The three main proteins in donkey whey are α-lactalbumin, β-lactoglobulin and lysozyme. Recent studies show that α-lactalbumin has antiviral, antitumor and anti-stress properties. Moreover, it has been proven that α-lactalbumin works as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and phospholipase A2.
One of main allergens in children is β-lactoglobulin, which is also the main protein in cow whey. In donkey milk, the presence of β-lactoglobulin is very low, when compared to cow milk. This may be somewhat related to donkey milk being considered hypoallergenic.
Also, the high content of lysozyme may be responsible for the low bacterial concentration in donkey milk. The concentration of lysozyme in breast milk increases significantly after the second month of lactation. This enzyme has an important role in helping fighting infections in babies who are breastfed for longer.
Due to its casein content...
Casein is, without a doubt, a protein with high organic value. It is also highly nutritious, thanks to the amount, variety and proportion of essential and non-essential amino acids. The high concentrations of glutamine, especially in the form of peptides, are highly advantageous to preserve muscle mass, be it for people who preform intense workouts, for people who are one a diet to lose weight or for those who, for some reason, are experiencing a dietary restriction. Glutamine is the amino acid that is most present in muscle tissue. Boosting it with supplementation may lead to an increase in the capacity to retain muscle mass, even during periods of physical inactivity. Glutamine is also essential for the immune system to function properly. Therefore, ingesting the proper amounts of glutamine helps boost the immune system and you become more resistant to infectious diseases.
Donkey milk's lactose content (7 %) is similar to that of breast milk and higher than that of cow milk. This high lactose content is responsible for its pleasant taste and makes it easier for the calcium to be absorbed by the intestines, which is essential for the baby's bone mineralization. Donkey milk as a lower fat content, when compared to breast milk and has, therefore, a lower energy content. The high content of fatty acids in donkey milk makes it one of the most complex sources of natural fats and, consequently, one of the most complete ones. In a well-balanced and complete diet, donkey milk is a good source of essential fatty acids. This category of fatty acids is very in important in the diet of patients who are allergic to cow milk, especially if they also have other food allergies.
Donkey milk may be used by:
- Children who are allergic to the proteins of traditional milk (cow, goat, sheep, soy, etc.).
- Children in general, in order to boost their growth.
- Elderly people with osteoporosis.
- Convalescent patients.
- Regular people who want a natural and healthy diet.
When compared to other types of milk...
- It is rich in Vitamin C.
- It has up to 2 times more omega-3 and the ideal proportion of omega-3/omega-6.
- It has up to 4 times less fat and 3 times less sodium.
- It has a sweet natural flavor that makes it tastier and easier to drink.
Organically certified lyophilized donkey milk is a natural food with high nutritional value. It contains Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Chromium, Selenium, Vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B6, B9 and B12 and Omega 3, 6 and 9. Moreover, it also has essential and non-essential amino acids with a great bioavailability.