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Types of milk based on fat content

Milk is processed on the basis of the maximum content of fat and solid not fat (SNF) it would ultimately possess.

Standardized milk
Whole milk
Reduced-fat milk (2%)
Low-fat milk (1%)
Skimmed milk/non-fat milk


Milk

Standardized milk- This is made by combining buffalo milk and skimmed milk. The fat percentage is maintained at 4.5% while the SNF is 8.5%.

Whole milk: Whole milk must contain at least 3.25% milk fat and 8.25% milk solids by weight—which means it derives about 50% of its calories from fat. Because of this relatively high fat content, whole milk is best used only for infants and young children up to age 2. 



Reduced-fat milk (2%): This milk contains 2% milk fat. The percentage of milk fat refers to the percentage of fat by weight, and much of milk's weight is water. Once you subtract the water from 2% milk, for example, you're left with a product that contains 20% fat by weight; such milk actually derives 35% of its calories from fat. Drinking 2% milk is a good way to wean oneself from whole milk at first, but is too high in fat as a permanent choice, unless your diet is otherwise very low in fat.

Low-fat milk (1%): One-percent milk gets 23% of its calories from fat. Many people find low-fat milk more appealing and a good compromise.

Skimmed milk/non-fat milk: This type of milk has as much fat removed as possible. It may not contain more than 0.5% milk fat by weight, and usually contains less than 0.5 gm of fat per cup, deriving just 5% of its calories from fat. Skimmed milk has about half the calories of whole milk. It is the best choice for adults, and is the only type of milk that should be consumed by people on strict low-fat diets. Unfortunately, skim milk has a very "thin" flavor and an unappealing bluish cast.

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Milk SHOULD be described, Not according to the % milk fat content, which suggests a low fat content, but rather like other foods, by the % of calories supplied by fat. It seems to me that the current system is a deliberate deception by the dairy industry, to misrepresent and so promote their product, at the expense of the health of 100s of millions of people.
yankee2 Wednesday, July 04, 2012
its not complete,i wanted to know fat and snf of milk including single toned,double toned mlk,, but itz not there...but still something is better than nothing.. thank yu.
saharhilal Saturday, May 26, 2012
who's the author?
skifast96 Sunday, December 11, 2011
this is really stupid a cant find any info on here!
-iloveme- Thursday, November 04, 2010
what kind of milk should one drink. lactaid or soy milk. when one does not drink milk so good. by that it makes me have gas and i feel nausiated.
jerome2007 Thursday, November 04, 2010
CAN YOU PLEASE POST ME WHERE ONE CAN GET MILK FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES.THANKS
temitope Monday, November 16, 2009
The information is good enough but its what im looking for, for my food technology assignment which is to compare different types of milk with whole milk ( in paragraph form not in tabular form ). thanks!
Uzma8 Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I know this is a good website but its not what im looking for. Because my food technology homework is to find loads of different types of milk but u do u provide that so i'm sorry this is not a good comment !!
guest Thursday, March 27, 2008
yes i no, i have the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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