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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.
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.
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.
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.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|