In order to produce lactose-free milk (like Parmalat EasyGest Full Cream or Low-Fat Milk), manufacturers alter the milk’s composition chemically and convert it into molecules that your digestive system can process easily. To “react” lactose, small amounts of the enzyme lactase are added to the milk. The lactase splits lactose into its two components, which are sugars called glucose and galactose.
Because the lactose has already been digested into glucose and galactose, you don’t need to be able to produce the lactase enzyme when consuming lactose-free milk. Your intestinal tract can then absorb the smaller sugars directly into the bloodstream, preventing symptoms associated with lactose intolerance. As such, Parmalat EasyGest Full Cream or Low-Fat Milk is kind to the digestive systems of lactose intolerant individuals, making it a great and convenient alternative to regular milk.
While Parmalat EasyGest Full Cream or Low-Fat Milk is treated with lactase to render them lactose-free, other dairy products are lactose-free or nearly lactose-free without additional processing, which is great news for Parmalat consumers!
On the subject of whether or not Parmalat EasyGest Full Cream or Low-Fat Milk tastes different to regular milk, there are minor discrepancies. One of the differences between the two is that the lactose-free milk can taste slightly sweeter. This is because lactose doesn’t bind very tightly to sweetness receptors on the tongue, but its constituent sugars glucose and galactose do. This means that you can still enjoy your tea, coffee or cereal without changing the taste.