FAQ on All about Milk
1. Does milk fit in a healthy
Absolutely. Milk has extraordinary nutritional value. Few
nutrients contain such a wide range of vital nutrients as milk. That’s why milk makes an
important contribution towards the intake of many nutrients and fits in with a healthy diet.
2. Does milk contain carbohydrates?
Yes. Carbohydrates are mainly a source of energy. In addition,
we need them to maintain a healthy hormone balance.
3. Does milk contain fats?
Yes. Many dairy products with varying fat
contents are available on the market. Everyone can make their
own choice. For instance, people who want to eat less fat
can opt for semi-skimmed and low-fat dairy products. The fat
content in cow’s milk varies. It depends on, among other
things, the season, the feed given to the cow and the breed
of cow. Milk fat is a natural fat which contains a great many
different fatty acids.
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4. Does milk contain protein?
Yes. The composition of protein in milk precisely matches
what the body needs. We need protein to generate energy, to grow and to repair muscles and organs. Protein also has
a positive effect on blood pressure and the health of our skin.
5. What is the difference between
UHT, pasteurised and sterilised milk? Which liquid milk is best?
UHT is a process that uses temperatures not lower than 135°C
for at least two seconds to kill all bacteria in milk. The milk is then packed in an enclosed, sterilised environment.
It can be kept for 10 months at room temperature if the pack is unopened.
Pasteurised milk is processed at temperatures not lower than 73°C for at least 15 seconds, then immediately
reduced to 4°C and maintained at that temperature until consumed. It kills only the pathogenic bacteria (bacteria
that make you sick). Because of this, pasteurised milk has to be kept refrigerated all the time (even if unopened) and
its shelf life is short (4 weeks).
Sterilised milk is treated with a temperature of not lower than 100°C heating for a length of time. Since it
is packaged in bottles, additional treatment of the bottles is required to ensure the sterile condition of the product.
As a result, the sterilised milk can be kept for 8 months (if unopened) at room temperature.
All liquid milk is equally good and delivers the same nutrients that fulfil growth requirements. Your choice very
much depends on circumstances such as convenience, preference in taste or storage choices that you prefer.
6. How much milk do I or my children
need to drink everyday to get enough nutrition?
Generally three glasses are recommended a day. Dutch Lady
has a variety of different flavours for you to enjoy at different times of the day. For example, you can have Full
Cream or Low Fat Milk for breakfast, Chocolate or Strawberry milk can be taken in the afternoon and warm Full
Cream milk before bedtime. But at the same time, you also need other foods to ensure that you maintain a healthy
and balanced diet.
7. How much milk is being consumed
in the world?
In western countries, people eat and drink
an average of 240 to 250 kilos of dairy produce per person
per year. This is measured in milk equivalents (i.e. the processed
quantity of milk). In non-western countries in Asia and Africa,
dairy consumption amounts to over 60 kilos per person per
year. Dairy consumption in non-western countries is growing
faster than it is in the west.