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Buttermilk was originally the name given to the liquid left over after butter was churned from Cream, what we currently call “Churn Buttermilk.” Today, most commercially available buttermilk is “Cultured Milk” meaning it is made by adding special bacteria to...
Evaporated Milk is what it sounds like, dried out or evaporated milk. In the early 20th Century there was no refrigeration, but there was still evaporation & canning. To stretch milk production, combat milk-borne illness and extend shelf life, milk was dried to at least 60% of its...
Homogenized Milk is the same as Whole Milk, except that during preparation, the fat particles are broken up so finely that they remain dispersed throughout the milk, making it easier for the body to digest. Dairymen like Homogenized Milk because it allows them to mix older milk with fresh...
Lactose-Reduced Low-Fat Milk is a special type of low-fat milk with less than 30% Lactose content. Availability Lactose Reduced Milk is available all year long. Nutritional Value USDA Gluten Free Yes Low Fat Yes Low Calorie Yes
Low-Fat Milk or Semi-Skimmed Milk contains 50% or less of the normal fat found in Milk (4%), yet retains all of the protein and mineral value of Whole Milk. Availability Low Fat Milk is available all year long. Nutritional Value USDA a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1084";} Nutrition Low-Fat...
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) bans the inter-state sale of raw milk for human consumption but the sale of unpasteurized, or Raw, Milk is legal in 28 states, each of which have different regulations. The complexity or competing standards makes it difficult to create a single...
Skim Milk or Nonfat Milk must by law contain less than .5% butter fat. The term "skim" comes from the pastoral days when fresh milk was allowed to sit after milking, allowing the fat to rise to the top. Once on the surface, the fat was skimmed to make butter and cream...
Sweet Milk has fallen out of fashion as a term. In times past, the term “Sweet” when combined with dairy was used to differentiate between the Whole Dairy Products and Cultured Dairy Products. Availability Sweet Milk is available all year long. Varieties Sweet Milk...
Sweetened Condensed Milk is another invention of the turn of the century (the last century) distribution system. It too was more popular than fresh milk. Varieties Companies make fat free, low-fat, regular and even flavored variants. If someone asks you to pick up some...
Ultra-Pasteurized Milk is Milk that has been heated to approximately 300°F (148°C) then vacuum-packed. Storage This milk, unopened, is shelf stable (not needing refrigeration) for up to six months. Gluten Free Yes Low Fat Yes Low Calorie Yes
Unadulterated Milk as it Comes from the Animal.