Donkey Milk: USDA Organic from the Atlantic Azores Islands
SHIPPING COSTS UPDATE: In order to protect the islands from COVID 19, there are restricted flights to and from the Azores. In order to get the milk here during the COVID-19 crisis, we had to use another carrier in order to get the milk safely to the USA. Unfortunately, it cost more than our usual shipment to do so. We have adjusted our price by $1.75 per box to help cover this cost, thank you for understanding! We do our best to keep the milk in stock, but please try to keep an extra on hand in case of emergencies!
PLEASE NOTE: We are now offering the Azores Donkey Milk in either the original, one bag of 100 grams, OR two bags of 50 grams each. Some parents were starting their children at such lose doses that they were having trouble going through the entire 100 gram pack within 4 weeks after opening. If you are just starting and can't get through the package within 1 month of opening, you may want to purchase the two 50 gram bag option to prevent wasting any due to spoilage.
We are thrilled to partner with Asinus Atlanticus (Azores, Portugal) to bring their USDA Organic European donkey milk to the USA.
Because raw donkey milk from our Oklahoma Donkey Dairy is only available for purchase on our farm (FDA regulations prohibit raw milk from being shipped across state lines), we have partnered with Asinus Atlanticus to be their exclusive distributor in the USA. This is freeze dried and pasteurized and comes in a vacuum sealed package, so we can ship it anywhere in the USA.
This is 100 grams of pasteurized, freeze dried 100% donkey milk, which, when reconstituted equals approximately 1 liter of liquid donkey milk.
You can reconstitute using bottled Fiji brand water or pure, filtered water. You can also use in smoothies, sprinkle over applesauce, or put in gel capsules and take in small amounts. Please read the information on herxheimer reactions and why it's extremely important for those with health issues to start with a VERY small amount and increase slowly. (For example: our daughters drink 1/2 cup, 2x a day. Some children only need a few tablespoons or even a teaspoon a day. This is NOT like cow milk! Donkey Milk is the closest in composition to human breast milk. For more testimonials and information please go here.)
|To reconstitute powdered Donkey Milk from the Azores into liquid donkey milk, it is best to measure by weight in Grams (more accurate than Tablespoons.) You can use a kitchen scale like this one.|
|1/2 oz||1 Tbsp||1.5 g|
|1 oz||1/8 cup||3 g|
|2 oz||1/4 cup||6-7 g|
|4 oz||1/2 cup||12-13 g|
|8 oz||1 cup||24-25 g|
***If your family is under financial hardship and you have a sick child in need of donkey milk but cannot afford it, please submit your donation request application here.
From Asinus Atlanticus: "Placed in Terceira Island, Azores, the company was established in 2012, and has a team of experts present through all the processes of extraction, transformation and exportation of the donkey milk. With a growing number of animals, we also hope to contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in our Region, by rediscovering the value of this endangered species.
HIGH LEVEL OF OMEGA-3
WHY IN THE EUROPEAN AZORES ISLANDS?
The geography and weather conditions make our donkey milk unique and naturally rich in omega 3.
Situated in the central ridge of the Atlantic North, amidst the West Coast of the European Continent and the East coast of North America, the Azores Archipelago represent the European westernmost border. It’s location in the central área of the North Atlantic Ocean, has placed the Azorean Islands, for centuries, in the center of the transatlantic routes. The archipelago’s nine islands, of volcanic origin, present diverse landscape aspects with common geological features. The Azores have a maritime temperate climate. The latitude, the insularity, the landscape and the warm gulf current are different factors that determine the climate characteristics of the archipelago, particularly it’s temperature and rainfall ranges. The weather conditions of the Azorean islands, with frequent and heavy rainfall all trough the year, combined with the volcanic, very fertile, soil, lead to ever so green and productive pastures, of grass rich in ómega 3 fatty acids.
WHAT IS THE LYOPHILIZATION PROCESS?
Lyophilization our freeze drying is a dehydration process for the preservation of diverse substrates – food, bacteria, active ingredients- in which they are frozen and the water in them is extracted by sublimation (direct transition the solid to the gaseous state). Our team has at its disposal new and modern equipment and partnerships that ensure the utilization of the most recent lyophilization techniques and the product’s quality.
- Keeps intact the nutritional properties
- Prolonged preservation of the product without chemical additives
- Sterilization of the product
- Easy to transport