Akshayakalpa Launches Lactose Free Milk
Akshayakalpa Farm Fresh Organic Milk, pioneer in farmer entrepreneurship, wealth creating model & organic dairy products brand. The company has been around for nearly 10 years and have wide range of milk products. Recently, the research team has come up with couple of new products like the Lactose-Free Milk and Greek Yougurt. These products were unveiled to public during a special event that happened at JW Marriott, Bengaluru.
Chief guest for the event was Dr. C N Manjunath (Director, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research). Shashi Kumar (CEO, Akshayakalpa Farms) and Mukhund Naidu (Product Innovation Head at Akshayakalpa) addressed the media & answered questions.
Ashayakalpa Lactose Free Milk
Lactose is a sugar (carbohydrate) present in the milk and is the primary source of energy that comes from milk. Two smaller sugar called Glucose and Galactose make up Lactose. Lactose makes up around 4.5-5% of the milk (by weight) and is the major constituent of SNF (Solid Not Fat) in milk. Infant and adults rely on the secretin of enzyme Lactase to digest the lactose in milk.
In the recent time, we have heard of many people being Lactose Intolerant. The main reason for that is the reduced production of lactase enzyme. It also causes medical conditions leading to bloating and other stomach issues on consuming significant amount of lactose. Lactose Intolerance conditional can be prevented by using lactose reduced in diet.
The lactose free milk is slightly sweeter than the normal milk. During processing, lactose in the milk is broken down into glucose and galactose making it sweet. The sweetening index of glucose is fives that of lactose, and sweetening index of galactose is four times that of lactose. Milk tastes sweeter without adding any sweetening substance.
Ashayakalpa Lactose Free Milk is manufactured by adding enzyme Lactase to pasteurized milk at very high precision. Lactose free milk is the same as organic milk from Akshayakalpa but devoid of lactose.
Lactose free milk is supplied without subjecting the milk to high heat treatment. But the milk itself has all the goodness like protein, vitamins, calcium etc.
A lactose intolerant person who has not been consuming milk, may now get the nourishment from Milk.
Akshaya (infinite) and Kalpa (Imaginations), translates to Unlimited Possibilities. The company started in 2010 with a vision of transforming India’s agricultural ecosystem, by setting up sustainable and innovative farming method. This will then enable wealth creation opportunity for farming community.
A brainchild of Mr.Shashi Kumar and his nine colleagues from Wipro along with Dr. G. N. S. Reddy. The company initially started-up as a crowd funded venture. Today they boast themselves as being the fastest growing agriculture and agro-tech companies.
Company is based from Tiputur (150 kms away from Bangalore), has 95+ employees and 250+ distributors across Southern Karnataka.
Currently the company has 200 registered farmers and produce nearly 16,500 litres of milk every day. In next two years, they plan to adopt 500 dairy farms and spreading its network to 3000 acres. The production plant based in Kodihalli, Hassan District, is spread across 25 acres.
The cows supplying milk for Akshayakalpa are fed a home-grown diet of maize, ragi, jowar, cowpeas, beans, moringa and azolla water. No hormones or antibiotics are used to boost production. Instead of being tethered, cows freely roam around just like nature intended them to.
The company products multiple products including Milk, Curd, Butter, Cheese, Ghee, Paneer & Yogurt.
- Milk – Organic Milk, Organic Slim Milk, A2 Organic, A2 Slim Organic Milk, A2 Pasteurized Milk (Packet), A2 Pasteurized Milk (Bottle), Pasteurized Milk (Bottle), Lactose Free Milk (Bottle).
- Curd – Organic Curd, A2 Organic Curd & Organic Set Curd.
- Butter – Salted Butter, Unsalted Butter.
- Cheese – Smoked Cheddar, Milkd Cheddar, Pepper Cheddar, Chilli Cheddar, Aged Cheddar, Pizza Cheese.
During the event, we got an opportunity to taste all the products from Akshayakalpa. It was also great experience learning about the Cheese making process from Mukund Naidu.
A great initiative by a domestic brand to come up with Organic Lactose Free Milk that’s fresh. The team was very clear in sharing info about the processes and how they look to develop the brand. Initiative taken up by the company will enable more farmer to become entrepreneurs and help them become wealthy. Looking forward to many more innovations from the Akshayakalpa brand going forward in the coming days.
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