Whey is the liquid that remains after milk has been curdled and strained and is usually the byproduct of the cheese-making process.
Whey was considered a waste product until the 70s when Frank Thomas figured out how to convert the liquid whey into a dried powder.
This innovation birthed an entire industry—whey protein supplements—and helped spearhead the growth of the supplement industry as a whole.
Nowadays, all cheese operations include processing and selling whey or whey powder as a part of its business model.
One of the reasons whey has become so popular as a nutrition supplement is its impressive makeup of the proteins beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, and serum albumin, which are considered "complete" and "essential" proteins to the human body.
An essential nutrient is one that we must consume to survive, compared to non-essential nutrition that either we don't need or that our body can produce from other mechanisms.
Whey protein helps satisfy the body's protein needs due to its high bioavailability (ability to absorb into the body). This, and the fact that it was first created from a waste product (cheese making), has helped it become one of the top-selling supplements worldwide, especially in the bodybuilding and fitness communities.
But whey is more than just a way to ingest more protein... good whey, that is. If quality whey didn't provide other health benefits besides simple protein absorption, we probably wouldn't bother sourcing and selling it.
Current manufacturing methods and a lot of research have proven undenatured grass-fed whey protein to be a superfood!
And since superfoods are our favorite foods, we made it a mission to bring a premium quality whey under the Wild Foods brand.
Whey typically comprises 1%-8% lactose and trace amounts of casein, making it a usable product for most lactose and casein intolerant individuals.
Due to its long shelf-life and easy-to-make convenience, it has become a staple in the health and fit-conscious individual's program.
Whey protein can serve as a meal replacement in its purest form—with just water—or in a shake or smoothie concoction with other ingredients.
It can also be used in recipes such as bars, desserts, and baked items, to name a few. It is also commonly used as a pre, and post-workout recovery drink to aid protein synthesis and repair.
There are three types of whey protein powder, each varying in its nutritional makeup and how they are made. These are whey protein concentrate (most common), whey protein isolate, and Hydrolyzed whey protein.
Whey concentrate makes up the bulk of the protein powders on the market. The protein level in a concentrate can vary from 25% to as much as 90%, the most common being 80% protein.
The remainder of whey contains various amounts of lactose (avg of 1%-8%), fat, minerals, and water.
Step #1: Dairy Cows Produce Milk
The first step in determining the final powder's quality starts with the dairy cows' diet and lifestyle. Unhappy cows living in inhumane and disgusting conditions on factory farms produce milk that doesn't taste good and is not suitable for you.
(This is a proven fact of all food produced in this conditions, especially animals.)
Step #2: Raw Milk Is Cooled And Transported By Tanker Trucks To A Cheese Manufacturer
After this step, the majority of whey protein on the market enters the cheese-making process, which starts with separating the cheese curds from the whey and draining off the whey to make whey protein powder.
This process typically results in multiple forms of heating and processing, all of which contribute to damaging—or denaturing—the proteins in the whey. This denaturing of raw milk destroys the bio-active cysteine-rich proteins, which is the primary health benefit found in raw milk.
Step #3: The Raw Milk Is Used In The Cheesemaking Process, And The Liquid Whey, Which Used To Be Considered A Waste Product, Is Drained Off
It's common practice to separate the whey from curds using enzymes such as animal rennet.
Step #4: The Liquid Whey Is Transported (Again) To The Whey Manufacturer
Step #5: The Whey Is Made Into Whey Protein Powder Using One Of The Following
Step #6: The Final Powder Is Stored In Large 20-40lb Paper Bags Before Being Shipped To Distributor Or Co-Packer
Step #7: The Whey Powder Is Packaged Into Various Products And Sizes, Sometimes As A Standalone Ingredient And Sometimes With Added Sweeteners, Flavorings And Other Vitamins And Minerals Before Being Sold To The Public
Step #1: Dairy Cows Produce Milk
The first step in determining the final powder's quality starts with the dairy cows' diet and lifestyle. Unhappy cows living in inhumane and disgusting conditions on factory farms produce milk that doesn't taste good and is not suitable for you. (This is a proven fact of all food produced in these conditions, especially animals.)
Step #2: Raw Milk Is Cooled And Transported To Protein Manufacturer
Step #3: The Raw Milk Is Single Pasteurized (By Law) and Then Immediately Re-cooled
Step #5: The Single-Pasteurized Milk Enters The Whey Manufacturing Process Using The Following
Proprietary filtration method used to produce "Undenatured" whey - The technique used to create our Wild Whey. It uses a proprietary filtration and drying process that involves minimal processing. It makes a superior whey full of glutathione-promoting cysteines and the natural immune-boosting protein components; immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, and serum albumin.
Step #7 (In The Case Of Wild Whey): The Final Powder Is Stored In Large 40lb Paper Bags And Shipped To Wild Foods HQ
Step #8 (In The Case Of Wild Whey): Retail Sizes Of The Undenatured Whey Are Then Shipped To Customers
Step #9: Wild Customers Consume Wild Whey And Feel Healthy, Strong , And Happy!
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