This is NOT whey protein or anything similar.
This homemade liquid whey is made from separating the curds (cottage cheese) from the liquid (whey). It is never hotter than 90 degrees.
This whey is ideal to soak beans, nuts, and grains. Soak them with 2 Tbsp Whey plus warm water for 12-24 hours and discard water(keeping the water below 110 degrees to not kill the enzymes in the whey).
Soaking with whey will help neutralize the phytates and antinutrients more effectively, making them easier to digest. As a result, you will have softer beans that are partialy digested, and thus cause less gas. And your grains will also be easier to digest and easier to get nutrients and vitamins from after proper soaking.
From Radiant Life Catalog Blog
When made properly in small batches from cultured dairy, whey has incredibly unique healing properties. Rich with biologically active proteins and protein fractions, it has a high concentration of essential amino acids that are readily used to support vital biological functions in the body. Among these beneficial factors is:
Lactoferrin, a multifunctional protein with iron-binding properties that acts as a powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory
- Bovine serum albumin (BSA), a substance high in amino acids that has been shown to support infection-fighting white blood cells, increase antioxidant activity and maintain healthy cholesterol levels in the body
- Immunoglobulins to support disease control by bolstering immunity
- Probiotic organisms to promote optimal digestion and full nutrient absorption by balancing the gut flora
- Essential amino acids in a highly bioavailable form to act as building blocks for proteins
- Glutathione precursors, to boost production of the body's most powerful antioxidant
- Minerals such as potassium, iron and zinc in balanced amounts
- Vitamins notably vitamin B2 or riboflavin which helps the body to convert carbohydrates into fuel
Homemade whey has many uses including making lacto-fermented vegetables, condiments or beverages; soaking and sprouting nuts or grains; or as an additive to smoothies, sauces and stocks. The process to make whey is simple and uses things you probably already have around the house.