November 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm #253794
I hope you all don’t mind me posting here, but I’m excited because it’s my first attempt to build up a stockpile. Woolies has Devondale UHT milk for $2 for $2litres so I bought two boxes (24L total). I need to check how long they last, but I think I might use them for regular milk because it’s cheaper than the normal stuff in the fridge section.
Does anyone know if UHT is treated with chemicals that aren’t good for you? Or is it just the packaging that prevents it from spoiling?November 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm #483594
As far as I know, UHT milk is HEAT treated, thus stores longer in a sealed pack without refrigeration. That id a great price.
My OH and I bought UHT milk (brand name) on special a while back, and both had upset stomachs. Felt sick and had diahorrehea. The only thing we could put it down to was the UHT milk. 🙁 So, I now try to avoid it.
If it agrees with you, go for it!
Best wishes, Smurfy.:lol:November 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm #483595
Yah, this one is a brand name too 🙂 I got two types, semi-skim (for cereal or in coffee etc) and full cream for baking or for my daughter. I guess we’ll see how we go with it!
Next I want to stock up on some staples like legumes, etc!November 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm #483596
Aldi’s regular price for full cream UHT milk is 99c per litre. The stuff I have here has about a year until it is “best before”.November 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm #483597
UHT stands for ‘Ultra Heat Treated’.
I guess it’s OK as a stand-by or for a stockpile, but there’s not much goodness left in it after it’s been treated with such high levels of heat.
All the enzymes etc that help to digest the dairy are all destroyed.
🙁November 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm #483598
Wow, really? Drats, I had no clue – thanks for the info Erthgirl 🙂November 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm #483599
UHT and powderd skim milk is the only kind you will find in my house, we don’t use enough to buy the milk in the fridge aisle to make it worth it, it just goes bad and it costs more to tip it down the sink.November 27, 2010 at 5:26 pm #483600
I thought homogenisation and pasturisation (sp on both??) destroyed the good stuff too. So what’s the difference?November 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm #483601
Googled and found this info if it’s any help to anyone 🙂
‘The process of pasteurisation involves heating milk or yoghurt
to 60 degrees Celsius to kill off most of the bacteria that are contained within it. Heating to this temperature, but no higher, does not change the proteins in the milk or the yoghurt so the taste is not really affected.
Sterilised milk – often called UHT milk – has been heated to 100 degrees Celsius to guarantee that all bacteria have been killed. However, this denatures some of the milk proteins and UHT milk has a strange taste that many people find unpleasant.
Since milk is an oil and water combination, it doesn’t stay mixed. Homogenized milk is run through tiny tubes, sometimes during the pasteurization process to keep fat and liquid molecules together. Fat molecules are reduced in size and tend to disperse more evenly throughout the milk so that creaming on the top of milk doesn’t occur. You can also use the homogenization process to reduce overall milkfat in milk. 2% milk is stripped of some of the fat molecules to produce lower fat milk’ – it doesn’t actually say if this is ‘heated’ but if done at the time of pasteurisation it would be.November 27, 2010 at 6:28 pm #483602
Thanks Marz for the above info.
And you’re right Barefoot misty… homogenisation and pasteurisation do destroy milk and contribute to making it an undigestable mucous forming congestive foriegn substance that our bodies don’t even recognise as food. :blink:
I’m lucky enough to be able to get raw milk that has neither been homogenised or pasteurised. I have a relative with a dairy farm… and if we don’t get to the farm, then we buy raw milk in the shops… costs a bit more… but for me… I’m happy to pay a bit more as the health of my family is well and truly worth it.
I understand for some this extra expense is not an option… I feel very blessed and fortunate to be in a position to buy it.
Watching the way the big milk companies have destroyed farmers with their ever diminishing farm gate prices and how the governments of the past have helped this along with ridiculous policies such as de-regulation of the dairy industry… I’m really happy to support local, producers who sell organic, unpasteurised, unhomogenised raw milk.
Raw milk is sold as ‘bath milk’ in the shops.
That’s my 2c worth…:blush:November 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm #483603
Have a look at this – cheeky b.st..d!
Hope they win!November 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm #483604
We buy UHT at $1.09, has only recently risen from 99 cents. ‘Full cream’ UHT can have all sorts of interesting treatments before packaging, sometimes it is skim milk with added milk solids (which they don’t have to declare on the label)
In full awareness that it is possibly not the best of foodstuffs, we still rely on it because we simply cant afford better milk in the sort of quantities that the family wants to consume.November 27, 2010 at 11:25 pm #483605
I use UHT all the time and have at least a few litres on hand.
Have never had an issue with it.
Got to find a local dairy farmer so I can get some fresh:lol:November 28, 2010 at 9:54 am #483606
I only drink UHT milk, Devondale brand or dried milk (Home brand). I don’t go through enough to justify fresh milk and I often don’t have the finances to buy fresh milk all the time.
So I buy dried and UHT milk in bulk. I currently have 80 litres of UHT milk from the last time it was on special, the earliest use-by date is March and the lastest use by date is June. Based on my consumption, I won’t need to stock up until March now.
As to the eternal debate over pasturised/un-pastuerised and the benefits of each. I just reckon we all need to investigate for ourselves which source of milk is best for us and make an informed decision for ourselves.
Lizzy 😀November 28, 2010 at 11:11 am #483607
I’m another who only has UHT at home. I got my half a dozen cartons last week… good timing as we were down to the last 2L.
I work at a dairy farm on weekends and have never gotten milk from the vat.. I see what ends up on the filter – dirt, manure and if there is a cow in the herd with mastitis – clumps… ick!!
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