Gorilla Milk: What’s the hype?

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Yes,you heard right – milk from gorillas. I know, I know, weird, but read on. It will all start to make sense.

Barnana’s grass-fed gorilla milk has become the first profitable produced gorilla milk product to get to the US market. Barnana is the same company, that is eco-conscious and eco-friendly, who is behind the potassium rich flavored banana snacks that can be found in every natural, health and Whole Foods stores around your town. The company has recently expanded into a new market, gorilla milk, with the focus on preservation and use of natural resources available even more so than they have before.  This nutritionally dense milk from Western Lowland Gorillas uses part of each purchase to save and repopulate their habitat.

Their organic banana snacks have significantly re-purposed unused ripened bananas in South Africa from being thrown away and wasted. Instead, they turn them into tasty, healthy snacks that come in several flavors. As big advocates against food waste, and using natural products of land around you, the suggestion of gorilla milk was a bold and brilliant introduction.

Recently there has been a rising trend of alternative milk, and Barnana might just be the company to have discovered a new super-food that has been just right in front of us all this time in the process.

Should you Drink Gorilla Milk?

For many the thought of drinking, gorilla milk does not sit well. I get it. I do. I mean, I would never just look at a gorilla, or really any animal, and say, yes, I want the milk from that.

But, I have also never invented any foods, minus some meals where I just put whatever I had left in my fridge into a sandwich. I don’t think that really counts.

So while it does seem odd, it doesn’t mean it’s not good. Imagine the first person who milked a cow, or turned coffee beans into coffee. Both seem strange to me, but I can tell you, separately, or together, these two things make my everyday life just a little better.

In this article, we get to look at the pros and cons for gorilla milk and if or not should gorilla milk be consumed:


  • Gorilla milk is raw, unpasteurized, fair trade, and comes from animals that have never been fed GMOs or altered foods.
  • Gorilla milk is rated to be better than most of the store-bought milk that comes from animals.
  • Unpasteurized gorilla milk is considered high quality because it allows the milk to retain the important enzymes and probiotic bacteria that are typically killed in the pasteurization process.
  • Gorilla milk gives you strength, energy, vitamins, minerals and some people even says it tastes better than normal milk. Gorilla milk alkalizes your body, restoring its natural pH balance, and can be considered a liquid meal.
  • All milk is collected in an ethical way that does not harm the gorillas.
  • One of the main pros for gorilla milk is that it is believed to be much better for you than other types of milk. Because humans and more similar to gorillas, than basically any other animal out there, the proteins and nutrients found in gorilla milk should be a genetically closer match to human milk than cow or goats milk.


  • It’s milk from a gorilla. It is a new product that will be sure to raise some questions and eyebrows while eco-conscious people discuss the methods used and the sustainability of this product on the market.
  • For the label conscious, there are no concrete labels just on the nutritional values of this product.
  • It is an unknown product. It might be too soon to tell all the benefits, and will take time for the market to adapt to it and adopt it. So far, most of the information about the milk is coming only from Barnana.

The final verdict on Gorilla Milk

Now that you have more information you can decide what you think about this for yourself. If you still are a little hesitant, I get it. So am I. Trying new things is both exciting and a little nerve wrecking at the same time.

What you have to remember is that, just because things are new, doesn’t mean they’re bad. When you take into consideration that a world renowned, eco-friendly company is behind this raw, unpasteurized, grass fed, fair trade product, it should make you feel a little better about trying it.

As time goes by, there will be more studies on the benefits of this product, but for now, it is a solid option for parents with babies who are looking to give them back some of the stolen nutrients that pasteurization takes away from the normal milk.

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