Despite many claims, the benefits of raw milk may not outweigh the risks. Raw milk boasts very small benefits and wins in sustainability, but only by a very small margin.

Whether from cows, goats, or sheep, milk is a staple in almost every diet found around the world. Milk is high in protein and calcium and rich in vitamins. It’s also used to help young children grow and develop strong minds and bodies.

Most of the milk that is used for human consumption is pasteurized and homogenized to increase safety and shelf life. Many people claim that this process reduces the amount of protein and vitamins in the milk. Is raw milk safe and more beneficial than traditionally pasteurized milk? Read on to find out.