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LACTOSE FREE MILK

Our Lactose-Free Milk comes from the same pasture-raised cows as the rest of our milk—we just use a natural process to break down the lactose while still maintaining the same protein, vitamins and omega-3s as our regular milk.

Lactose-Free, Reduced Fat 2% Milk, Ultra Pasteurized, Half Gallon

Our Lactose-Free Milk is identical to our regular milk—with Vitamin A, Vitamin D, riboflavin, calcium and pasture-raised organic protein—just without the lactose. We remove lactose by introducing lactase enzyme. Testing validates the conversion to make sure it is just right. All the taste, all the nutrition, none of the lactose. Simple.

Always Organic

Absolutely NO antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMO anything.

Storage and Handling

Keep refrigerated. Freshest tasting within 7 days of opening. Best if used by date stamped on top.

Ingredients

Organic Grade A Reduced Fat Milk, Lactase Enzyme, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3.

USDA OrganicKosher dairyHalal
UPC# 093966002218
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Container 8
Servings Size 1 cup (240 mL)

Amount per Serving
Calories 130

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g6%
Saturated Fat 3 g15%
Trans Fatty Acid 0 g
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 120 mg5%
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Total Sugars 11 g
Added Sugar 0 g0%
Protein 8 g
Vitamin D 2.5 mcg15%
Calcium 290 mg20%
Iron 0.1 mg0%
Potassium 350 mg8%
Vitamin A 180 mcg20%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is lactose-free milk?

To create lactose-free milk, we add the lactase enzyme to our premium, certified organic, pasture-raised milk. During a slow mixing process that lasts for 24 hours, the enzyme breaks down lactose into the simpler sugars glucose and galactose, which are easier to digest. Organic Valley Lactose-Free Milk allows those who are lactose intolerant to enjoy milk. This excellent option retains all the essential nutrients and vitamins without any artificial, processed taste.

Is lactose-free milk still dairy?

Yes, lactose-free milk is still dairy. To create lactose-free milk, we add the lactase enzyme to our premium, certified organic, pasture-raised milk. During a slow mixing process that lasts for 24 hours, the enzyme breaks down lactose into the simpler sugars glucose and galactose, which are easier to digest. Organic Valley Lactose-Free Milk allows those who are lactose intolerant to enjoy milk. This excellent option retains all the essential nutrients and vitamins without any artificial, processed taste.

How do we eliminate lactose from lactose-free milk and half & half?

The enzyme "lactase" is added to the milk and slowly mixed for 24 hours (our lactase enzyme is derived from the dairy yeast Kluyveromyces - it's similar to the lactase created by the body during normal digestion of dairy products). Samples of the milk are tested to ensure the lactose is reduced to 0.1% or below before the milk is ultra-pasteurized. The pasteurization process de-activates the added lactase enzyme.

No specific federal regulations govern lactose-free labeling. We believe the statement "lactose-free" should meet a threshold lower than 0.5 grams per serving. Lactose tests cannot guarantee zero lactose. The test we use typically has a 0.1% minimum detection limit and does not allow us to detect lactose contents below that level.

Why does lactose-free milk and lactose-free half & half taste sweet?

Lactose is broken down into two simple sugars: glucose and galactose. Simple sugars are more readily detected on the tongue as "sweet."

How do I store Organic Valley Lactose Free Milk and Organic Valley Lactose Free Half & Half

Because the conversion of lactose sugar to glucose and galactose makes this milk more sensitive to variations in temperature, please be sure to store them properly (below 40 degrees).

Is Organic Valley Ghee lactose- and casein- free?

Filtering out the milk solids makes ghee lactose- and casein-free, so lactose-intolerant people (except for very severe cases) are often able to eat Organic Valley Ghee.

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