Stephen Odera 1 Questions 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 32 Points View Profile 1 Stephen Odera Asked: September 27, 2018In: Dairy Raw milk or Pasteurised milk? 1 Quality wise, which between raw and pasteurised milk is superior? Please give references. milk quality 5 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Francis Irungu 0 Questions 1 Answers 0 Best Answers 24 Points View Profile Francis Irungu Added an answer on November 10, 2018 at 4:11 pm Raw milk is definitely superior. Remember it is meant to provide the calf with all the essential nutrients needed for growth. Purposely, we pasteriuze milk to prevent transmission of diseases causing micro-organisms from the animal to humans such as tuberculosis and brucella 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Habert Marimpet Nairobi, Kenya 3 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 41 Points View Profile Habert Marimpet Added an answer on October 1, 2018 at 10:55 am When we consider both as finished products. Raw milk is of superior quality. But in terms of organoleptic properties. Pasteurized milk is superior. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Stephen Odera 1 Questions 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 32 Points View Profile Stephen Odera Replied to answer on October 1, 2018 at 11:37 am When we consider both as finished products – meaning they are to be ingested as they are, you say raw milk is superior. This can be taken as a vote or rather an opinion, leaving the question; “what is the drive to vote in that direction?” Or rather “how do you support your opinion?” Interestingly, in your second sentence, you support the organoleptic properties of pasteurized milk, which is inclusive of flavor and smell. This statement does not only outrightly contradicts your earlier opinion or rather cancels your vote, but also begs more questions of your argument basis. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Habert Marimpet Nairobi, Kenya 3 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 41 Points View Profile Habert Marimpet Added an answer on September 27, 2018 at 4:26 pm Pasteurized milk is superior in quality. Well People argue that Pasteurization has an effect on Vitamins and Bioactive peptides such as those that prevent allergies but Studies have shown that Pasteurization assures safety in terms of destroying pathogenic bacteria as well as majority of the spoilage microorganisms. Pasteurization involves heating milk to between 63 °C for 30 seconds and 72 °C for a few seconds before cooling it. Also Pasteurization temperatures are sufficiently low enough as not to impart adverse effect on vitamins especially vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) which is heat labile. However in terms of Bioactive Peptides, Raw milk has a protective effect against allergies while Pasteurization leads to their denaturation and hence loss of activity. If you can maintain the bacterial quality Raw milk is superior But when considering to purchase raw milk, I will advise purchasing from certified dairy shops. In terms of technological application Raw milk gives Better Curd for cheese production, However for Yoghurt production Pasteurization is necessary. Reference Macdonald LE et al. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of pasteurization on milk vitamins, and evidence for raw milk consumption and other health-related outcomes. J Food Prot 2011;74(11):1814-32 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Stephen Odera 1 Questions 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 32 Points View Profile Stephen Odera Replied to answer on September 29, 2018 at 8:22 pm In your second sentence, you state “that people argue”; is it not true? The sentence that starts with “however” (the 5th sentence) through to your second paragraph contradicts the first statement. Though it did not come out clearly the raw milk and pasteurized milk, in this case, are the finished products. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Connect with: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.