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Is Grass-Fed Gorilla Milk A Superfood?

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You've heard of grass-fed milk.

But have you heard of grass-fed gorilla milk?

And, is gorilla milk a superfood?

Introducing Grass-Fed Gorilla Milk

Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like - milk from gorillas.

Launched last week at EXPO WEST, Barnana's grass-fed gorilla milk is the first commercially produced gorilla milk product to hit the US market.

You may recognize Barnana as the eco-conscious and eco-friendly company who produces flavored banana snacks that can be found in every health, natural, and Whole Foods store around the US. 

Either Barnana is hoping to capitalize on the growing trend of alternative milks, or they're the first to discover a new superfood that has been right in front of us for thousands of years. (Or maybe a little of both.)

Should You Drink Gorilla Milk?

The thought of drinking gorilla milk just seems odd, doesn't it?

Although I'm sure the first human to suggest drinking cow's milk probably got a few awkward looks as well.

Here's a look at the pros and cons for gorilla milk:

Pros: 

In short, it addresses everything that is flawed in the cow's milk industry.

Barnana's gorilla milk is advertised as fair trade, raw, unpasteurized, and comes from animals never fed silage, pellets, or GMOs.

Unpasteurized is a crucial quality as that allows the milk to retain important growth factors, enzymes, and probiotic bacteria that are killed during the pasteurization process. Since raw and unpasteurized cow's milk is illegal to sell in most US state's, this could be an advantage that helps gorilla milk gain some traction with market share.

Another advantage gorilla milk boasts over most store-bought milk is that it comes from animals never fed silage, pellets, or GMOs. (We'll see how long this lasts - as agricultural institutions have a way of turning a good thing into an efficient, profitable commodity at the expense of the environment and end-product quality.)

Finally, Barnana touts Gorilla milk as superior due to the fact that it is genetically closer to human milk than cow, goat or other milks. [1]

Cons:

It's gorilla milk.

Barnana is going to face a few stigmas related to drinking the milk of gorillas and they'll have convince eco-conscious humans that milking gorillas is both ethical and sustainable on a large enough scale to meet potential demands.

Despite some research, we have yet to see an ingredient label or nutrition facts for this product. 

So the biggest "cons" for gorilla milk are that it is an unknown, with the only press coming from the company selling it, and it seems weird to milk gorillas.

The Verdict on Grass-Fed Gorilla Milk

We're usually early adapters, we like to try new things, and we like to push the limits of human possibility.

That said, we'd like to sample this Gorilla Milk and to see more information about the product itself as well as the sustainability of milking enough gorillas (ethically) to produce a commercially available product before we offer an opinion.

Gorilla milk is an intriguing possibility, but there are too many unknowns at this time for us to give a favorable recommendation.

What do YOU think about gorilla milk?

We want to hear your thoughts. Would you drink grass-fed gorilla milk? Let us know in the comments below.

Resources:

  1. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/barnana-expands-into-gorilla-milk-300230137.html

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