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What is chocolate milk?

Chocolate Milk

Did you know that chocolate milk is actually just as nutritious as it's plain milk counterpart?

Chocolate milk is the same as it's plain, nonflavored base with the addition of cocoa/chocolate and a sweetener.

If you compare plain milk to chocolate milk, you will find that chocolate milk has about 60 more calories per 8 oz. serving.

   
What is lowfat milk?

Lowfat Milk

1% Lowfat milk is 1% fat.

In each 8 oz. serving there is 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat. Because some fat is removed, both Vitamins A and D must be added to maintain a level of 2,000 IU of vitamin A and 400 IU of vitamin D per quart

Because of these additions, the label must state that they were added.

   
What is the definition of ice cream?

Ice Cream Content Defined

Do you know the difference between different labels on ice cream such as lowfat, nonfat, or light?

Ice cream: A frozen food that consists of a mixture of dairy products. This mixture contains at least 10% milkfat.

Reduced fat ice cream: A frozen food that contains a minimum of 25% less total fat than the product it is referring to. This can be as compared to the industry average or to this brand's own ice cream.

Light ice cream: A frozen food that contains a minimum of at least 50% less total fat or 33% fewer calories than the product it is referring to. This can be as compared to the industry average or to this brand's own ice cream.

Lowfat ice cream: A frozen food that contains a maximum of 3 grams of total fat per 1/2 cup serving.

Nonfat ice cream: A frozen food that contains less than 0.5 grams of total fat per 1/2 cup serving.

   
How should I store cheese?

Storing Cheese

Since cheese contains living organisms that need air, it is important to store wrapped in waxed paper and place it in a loose food storage bag in the refrigerator. This method also ensures you will not lose humidity so your cheese will not dry out.

   
How is butter made?

How Butter is Made

Butter is made via the following process:

Fresh, sweet milk is inspected for quality.

The cream is separated from the milk.

The cream is then pasteurized (heated to 161 degrees F for 15 seconds)

This pasteurized cream is then churned until it becomes solid.

It's ready to be packaged and go to your store.

   
How is butter measured?

How Butter is Measured

There are normally printed measurements on a stick of butter.

Here are some measurements to assist in your cooking:

1/2 stick = 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons
1 stick = 1/2 cup = 1/4 pound
2 sticks = 1 cup = 1/2 pound
4 sticks = 2 cups = 1 pound

   
What is the definition of butter?

Definition of Butter

According to the website "Butter is best" this is the definition of butter:

Butter is made of milk, cream, or both. Butter can include salt but it is not required. It contains 80% milkfat by weight.

   
What is whole milk?

Whole Milk

Whole Milk is 3.25% fat.

In each 8 oz. serving there is 150 calories and 8 grams of fat. It is not required but some companies will fortify milk with vitamin D to a level of 400 IU per quart

If there are any additions, the label must state that they were added.

   
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