Other Types of Milk

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Calcium Fortified Milk Beverage: Regular milk to which calcium is added, in addition to its natural calcium. While regular milk is a tasty and nutritious choice, calcium fortified milk beverages can help people meet their calcium requirements if their intake is inadequate.

Filtered Milk: Regular milk passed through fine filters to remove most microorganisms, making it seem creamier.

Lactose-Free Milk: Regular milk that has been processed to break down lactose (sugar) in milk to help people with lactose intolerance to easily digest milk.

Milk with DHA: Milk that comes from cows that are fed a conventional diet that has been enriched with DHA, a type of Omega-3 fat, from natural sources. This enriched diet allows cows to produce milk that is naturally higher in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which supports the normal development of the brain, eyes and nerves.

Omega-3 Milk Beverage: Regular milk with added ingredients, such as flax oil, which add Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Organic Milk: Milk from cows that are fed crops that are organically grown. Regular and organic milk are equally safe and nutritious.

Prebiotic Fibre Milk Beverage: Regular milk with prebiotic fibre added. Prebiotic fibre promotes and enhances the activity of beneficial bacteria that naturally inhabit our digestive tracts and help us to digest foods and keep our bodies healthy by controlling harmful bacteria and other microorganisms.

Probiotic Milk Beverage: Regular milk with added probiotic culture (bacteria that have an effect on health).

Evaporated Milk: About 60% of the water is evaporated from fresh skim, 2% or whole milk. The high temperature needed to sterilize the milk causes a browning reaction to occur, giving this milk a slightly darker colour. Evaporated milk is sealed into cans and is heat tolerant, making it excellent for baked goods and slow-cooker recipes.

Sweetened Condensed Milk: Made commercially by condensing milk to one third of its original volume and then adding sugar. Sweetened condensed milk is very thick and sweet and is available in cans. It is most often used in sweet baked goods; it is not interchangeable with other types of milk.

Powdered Milk (Skim or Whole Milk Powder): Partly evaporated milk is heated and dried instantly. Powdered milk is made from whole or skim milk and is available in bags and in bulk. There are instant and regular formulas. Once the package is opened, it should be used within one month.

UHT Milk: Sterilized milk that has been heat-treated at an ultra-high temperature (138 to 158°C). Once it has cooled down, the milk is poured into a sterilized package without air contact, usually a Tetra Pak type box. Unopened, UHT milk keeps for several months at room temperature. Once opened, it must be refrigerated and consumed within 3 days.

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