Rokeby Farms probiotic milk

Product review: Rokeby Farms probiotic milk

Rokeby Farms is a dairy food company based in Melbourne, Victoria. Their product Rokeby Farms probiotic milk is made the traditional Swedish way.

Rokeby Farms probiotic milk

Like Filmjölk, this product is made with fresh cow’s milk and fermented slowly. The manufacturer claims it contains 15 live and active cultures and 50+ billion bacteria per serve.

The benefits of this product are similar to those of other fermented milk drinks. It is a good source of protein and calcium and helps with digestion and gut health.

Fermented dairy foods contain little lactose as most of it is digested by the bacteria. Therefore, this product may be suitable for some people with lactose intolerance.

Ingredients

  • Natural: Whole milk, live cultures and probiotics
  • Blueberry: Whole milk, blueberry puree concentrate (8%), cane sugar, natural blueberry flavour, live cultures and probiotics

Nutrition information

The table below contains the nutrient profile for both flavours. Although the probiotic content in both is equivalent, you can see the natural flavour contains more protein and calcium and less carbohydrate and sugar, making it a better option for some people.

Nutrient Natural
Per serve (250mL)
Natural
Per 100mL
Blueberry
Per serve (250mL)
Blueberry
Per 100mL
Energy (kJ) 676 270 813 325
Protein (g) 9.5 3.8 8.9 3.5
Fat, total (g) 9.5 3.8 8.9 35.0
– Saturated (g) 7.0 2.8 6.5 2.6
Carbohydrate, total (g) 9.5 3.8 19.8 7.9
– Sugars (g) 7.3 2.9 17.3 6.9
Sodium (mg) 100 40 94 38
Calcium (mg) 325 130 307 123
Live cultures > 50 billion > 20 billion > 50 billion > 20 billion

Taste test

I have only tried the natural version of the product and I enjoy the taste and texture. It is a good substitute for my once favourite Rokeby Farms quark yoghurt, which is sadly discontinued.

Summary and recommendations

Rokeby Farms probiotic milk can be a great addition to your diet if you consume dairy products. If you have issues with blood sugar control, I’d recommend you stick to the natural flavour. Use it as a base for smoothies, as a substitute for cream in soups and other dishes, or just drink it on its own.

More information

For more information about this and other Rokeby Farms products visit their website.

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