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Whey Protein & Processing In 60 Seconds


The quality of whey protein depends on the
diet of the cows which it is sourced from, cows which have a grass based diet have a
higher concentration of healthy fats and quality proteins compared to cows fed on conventional
feed. The milk from organic cows doesn’t contain
any antibiotics, hormones or heavy metals, which may be present in conventionally raised
cows, and are known to have negative effects on our health. There are 2 types of whey protein, acid whey
and sweet whey. Acid whey has a better nutritional profile than sweet whey, but due to taste
is less commonly sold. Extracting protein from whey can be done in
2 ways, micro-filtration and ion exchange. Microfiltration is a less harsh process, resulting
in a nutritious protein powder which contains a number of undamaged nutrients and high quality
protein. Ion exchange is a cheaper process, and yields
a higher protein concentration, but the protein is a lower quality than microfiltration, and
ion exchange may be another source of heavy metals.

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