What is colostrum and what should it look and taste like?

Add your answer...

1 Answer

Colostrum is the pre-milk fluid produced from a mother's mammary glands during the first 72 hours after giving birth and is considered nature's perfect food. Colostrum contains life-supporting immune and growth factors, is protein rich, and has a perfect combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Colostrum is vital to the health, growth, and immunity of the newborn. All colostrum should be an off-white color and have a very fine texture, unless it is agglomerated (made coarser to dissolve in water) or has high levels of flow agent. High-grade whole colostrum (colostrum containing its natural fat) should have a flavor similar to powdered milk, but more rich and creamy. Although we find it palatable, it can be unpleasant to some individuals. Partially defatted colostrum has a stronger flavor similar to buttermilk. Filtered colostrum has a very flat flavor that is quite unpalatable. Because of its flavor, we only offer it in encapsulated form. more
Thanks for your feedback!

Related Videos

Not the answer you're looking for? Try asking your own question.