Asinus Atlanticus

Probably the best donkey milk in the world

Big Idea

Located on Terceira Island, the Azores, Asinus Atlanticus was established in 2012, has 3 partners and a team of experts that are present throughout the processes of extraction, transformation and exportation of donkey’s milk. With a growing number of animals, the company also hopes to contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in the region, by rediscovering the value of this endangered species. Donkey’s milk has been used for centuries for its anti-aging properties. It is said that Cleopatra used to bathe in donkey’s milk to preserve the elasticity and youth of her skin. The properties of donkey’s milk are: rejuvenation, soft exfoliation, anti-aging, it balances oil production of the skin, provides a clean, homogeneous and rested skin and is the ideal substitute for mother’s milk. Lyophilization, or freeze drying, is a dehydration process for the preservation of diverse substrates – food, bacteria, active ingredients – in which they are frozen and the water in them is extracted by sublimation (direct transition from the solid to gaseous state). Advantages: keeps nutritional properties intact, prolonged preservation of the product without chemical additives, sterilization of the product, easy to transport.


Marcos Couto – CEO.

Portugal Ventures Investment Manager

Helena Maio