What's in Your Milk?

The other day we picked a few of the edamame pods I’ve been growing in the back yard, because I’m all back-to-the-Earth like that. My daughter says, “This smells like milk. How much soy is in milk?”

“Regular milk? None.”

She looks confused. “Well, what’s it, then?”


“Yeah, but only like 2%. What’s the rest of it?”

Image: David Guo’s Master, Flickr


2 thoughts on “What's in Your Milk?

  1. Lela,
    My colleague, Mary Higgins, wrote about the components of milk on Midwest Dairy Association’s blog, Dairy Makes Sense. Here’s a link to the post:

    The 2% milk your daughter refers to is the amount of milk fat contained in the milk you’ve purchased. Other milk options are non-fat (skim), 1% and whole. Does this help clarify what’s in your milk? It’s a great question. Let me know if you have further questions about milk; I know dairy farmers who would be a great resource.

    Cheers, Sami

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