Milk – Milk Products & Nutritional Values
Milk, and other milk products such as curd, butter, yogurt, cheese, kefir, ice cream and cream are rich in saturated fat. Milk is being used as a source of nutrition since ages.
Milk of mammals like cattle, goats, sheep, donkeys, horses, seals, and whales has been used by humans as a food product. Coffee and tea often served with milk.
Ingredients of Human milk on average:
Human milk contains 72 kcal of energy per 100 grams.
Protein – 1.1%
Fat – 4.2%
Lactose (sugar in milk) – 7.0%
Ingredients of Cow’s Milk
Cow’s milk supplies 66 kcal of energy per 100 grams.
Protein – 3.4%
Fat – 3.6%
Lactose – 4.6%
Minerals – 0.7%
Additives & Flavorings
Additives and flavoring are used in commercially sold milk. The main additives are vitamin D, vitamin A. The commonly added flavors are sugar, chocolate, strawberry, etc. for taste.
Powdered milk is made by removing water in milk. Milk is also used as an organic fungicide and fertilizer by gardeners and farmers. For skin and hair treatments, milk is being used.