Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products. That’s why it is also called milk sugar. Lactose belongs to the carbohydrates. It is a so-called disaccharide, and consists of galactose and glucose. Carbohydrates are nutrients that provide energy to the body. Lactose is found in milk from mammals. In goat’s milk, about 40% of the solids is lactose.
Goat lactose is a product that is isolated from goat whey, whey is a by-product from the from the preparation of goat cheese. After ultrafiltration, 2 streams are formed, a protein-rich stream and a lactose-rich stream. The lactose-rich stream can be further purified, concentrated and after crystallization and drying, lactose powder is obtained. Lactose powder can be used as a carbohydrate source in baby food.