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Raw Milk: Cool or Not?

There have been reports circulating about the latest health trend to hit the streets (literally) that is actually illegal in 15 states: Raw milk consumption. Yes, I'm talking unpasteurized, unhomogenized, raw milk straight from the cow. Honestly it makes me cringe to even think about it but apparently people love the stuff for two reasons. For one, they like the richer taste. Also, for nutritional reasons. Some feel that pasteurization (process of heating and quickly cooling milk) destroys beneficial bacteria, proteins and enzymes while killing pathogens such as E. coli, salmonella and listeria.

I'm curious what you guys think, are you feeling this raw milk craze or will you be sticking to your pasteurized dairy for now?


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