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?”

“Milk.”

“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:
    http://www.midwestdairy.com/0p48b1be19/dairy-makes-sense/

    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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