KINDS OF MILK – These are the different kinds of milk that may help you decide the best one for you.
Milk has different types and each type brings a diverse shade of taste. The types can range from animal-based milk to plant-based milk and here are the various kinds of this nutritious drink!
Types Of Milk – What Are The Different Types & Their Nutrients
These are the different types of milk and some facts about each type.
TYPES OF MILK – Why is milk healthy for you? Here’s the answer to this question including the different types of milk.
Milk is healthy for anyone because it has pretty much every nutrient that the body needs. It is packed with 13 nutrients such as the following:
- VITAMIN D
- VITAMIN B12
- VITAMIN A
- PANTOTHENIC ACID
It has different types and here are some guides about each type to help you determine the kind of milk that suits you:
- Whole milk
This is the regular milk that we all know and this is typically pasteurized and homogenized.
- 2% milk
This is also called reduced-fat milk. As the name suggests, this type has a 2% fat content of the total weight of the milk. It is milder in flavor and thinner in texture compared to whole milk.
- Low-fat milk
This milk has a one percent fat content only.
- Organic milk
This comes from cows who are given antibiotics or supplemental hormones. These cows are raised on farms that use organic fertilizers and pesticides.
- Skim milk
This has the “same nutrients as whole milk but calories and fat were cut”.
- Raw milk
This is “unpasteurized” milk that has not gone through the decontamination process.
- Lactose-free milk
This is specially made for people who are lactose-intolerant.
- Flavored milk
This milk is best for kids and people who are kids at heart. Apart from milk, sugar, natural or artificial flavorings, and food colorings are added to this to make it look and taste more pleasing.
- Full cream milk
This milk has the highest fat content. It is very creamy.
This milk doesn’t contain literal butter. This milk is fermented and added with a bacteria culture that makes it thick, tangy, and acidic.
There are also plant-based kinds of milk such as almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, hemp milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, and pea milk. Several animals such as goats, buffalo, sheep, and camels also produce milk.
According to Healthline, 249 grams of whole cow’s milk with 3.25% fat has:
- Calories: 152
- Water: 88%
- Protein: 8.14 grams
- Carbs: 12 grams
- Sugar: 12 grams
- Fiber: 0 grams
- Fat: 8 grams
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