Love milk but find it doesn't love you?
With some people and ordinary milk, the chemistry is just not right. Why? Because of lactose - a naturally occurring sugar found in all dairy milk. For the body to digest lactose, it needs to be broken down into simpler sugars, glucose and galactose, by an enzyme called lactase. However, some people lack this enzyme in their body, so they find it difficult to digest milk properly. This can cause uncomfortable tummy troubles.
Take heart. You just haven't found the right milk yet! Pauls Zymil is the easy to digest milk that is gentler on your stomach and won't leave you with an uncomfortable feeling. Zymil is simply regular milk, with the lactose already broken down, making it lactose-free and easy to digest. So don't miss out Now even the most sensitive tummies can love real milk again! See? You can find lasting happiness with the right milk.
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This information is of a general nature only and is not designed to replace individual medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian for specific dietary advice.
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Pauls Zymil - the vital statistics
Rich smooth and tasty, Zymil is the only fresh easy to digest, lactose-free milk, on the Australian market. Like all milk it's an excellent source of protein, vitamins, calcium and other minerals, and also like all milk, it's gluten-free. It is also a great all-rounder in the kitchen - simply use Zymil lactose-free milk it instead of regular milk in your favourite recipes.
Available in full cream or low fat 1 Litre chilled cartons in the fresh milk aisle, and 1 Litre long life packs in the UHT milk aisle (low fat only).
Because the lactose has been broken into simpler sugars, some may find Zymil slightly sweeter than regular milk. However, lactose-free Zymil has no more natural sugar than regular milk - it has the same amount as Pauls Full Cream milk (approx 4.9g per 100ml).
Reviews from Zymil lovers
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Lactose-free Recipes for Zymil lovers
Have your cake - and eat it too!
With Zymil, there is no need to avoid milk-based recipes because it's lactose-free! Here are just a few mouth-watering recipes that show you how to love your Zymil in some deliciously different ways. Choose form Zymil Full Cream or Zymil Low Fat - either is suitable in any of these recipes. You can even share your own Zymil recipe!
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How do you pronounce Zymil?
Zymil is pronounced "Zimmel"
How is Pauls Zymil different from regular milk?
Zymil is just regular milk, with the lactose already broken down into simple sugars. This makes it easier to digest, so you can love your milk again!
Does Zymil taste different to ordinary milk?
Because the lactose in Zymil has already been broken down into simpler sugars, some people notice that it has a slightly sweeter taste than regular milk. In fact, Zymil has the same amount of natural sugar as other regular milks such as Pauls Full Cream milk. But the sweeter taste is great news if you have a sweet tooth - some people find that because Zymil tastes naturally sweeter, they can skip adding their sugar to their cuppa!
What is lactose?
Lactose is the sugar found naturally in milk and milk products, including human milk. When digested by the body, lactose is broken down into simple sugars by an enzyme called lactase. These simple sugars are then easily absorbed by the body and used as a source of energy. Hidden lactose can be found in many packaged products that contain milk powders or powder derived from milk components or whey, such as dehydrated potatoes, soups, meal-replacement supplements and coffee creamers.
What is lactase?
Lactase is an enzyme normally produced by the cells that line the small intestine. It breaks the lactose in milk down into simple sugars that the body can absorb and use as a source of energy. People that find milk difficult to digest may lack this enzyme which is why Zymil may be helpful - it's just milk to which we have added the natural enzyme lactase, so the milk is easy to digest.
How do I recognise the symptoms of lactose sensitivity?
The inability to digest lactose is caused by a shortage of the enzyme lactase. When there is not enough lactase to digest the amount of lactose consumed, the results, although not usually dangerous, can be distressing. These can vary from mild discomfort, to more severe symptoms within the digestive system.
Is Zymil right for me?
If you find milk doesn't always agree with you, you may be sensitive to lactose or lack the enzyme lactase that's needed to digest milk properly. Zymil could be your answer. Rich in calcium, Zymil is lactose-free milk, which is easier to digest, gentler on the stomach, and less likely to leave you feeling uncomfortable.
Is Zymil suitable for children?
Yes! Because Zymil is available in both full cream and low fat varieties, it is suitable for both children and adults. For children over 2 years, low fat milk is widely accepted, however full cream milk is recommended for children under the age of 2 years, who are completely weaned.
Can I cook with Zymil?
Of course! Zymil is just milk that has no lactose, so it can be substituted for any other milk in your everyday cooking. Also see some the recipe page for some of our delicious Zymil recipes.
Is Zymil suitable for freezing? Yes, Zymil can be frozen in its current packaging for a maximum of 3 months. To defrost, thaw naturally in the fridge and consume within 3-5 days.
Where can I buy Pauls Zymil? Zymil is available from all major supermarkets including Coles, Woolworths, and most Independent retailers. If you are having trouble finding Zymil, please contact us by completing our availability request form as we may be able to assist.
Do you have any other lactose-free products? Yes! Parmalat Australia Ltd also produces a range of lactose-free probiotic yoghurts under the Vaalia brand. These products are available as a twin pack and are available at most leading supermarkets.
Parmalat Australia is one of the major manufacturers of milk, yoghurt and fresh dairy products in Australia, with an impressive stable of well recognised brands. A number of useful information links are available here.