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Old 01-14-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Back Home In TN…YAY:):)
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Default Skim Milk?

I was just curious, for years 1 cup of skim milk has been 80 calories. Now so many of the milk brands 1 cup is 90 calories. How does that happen? Anyone?

Lisa
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I've always had skim milk that is 90 calories per cup (at least in the last 10 years I've been checking anyway)
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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If you do a web search you will find that 8 oz. of skim milk ranges from 80 to 91 calories on the various calorie counting sites.

The difference, I would guess, depends on the breed of cow that is delivering the milk, and possibly whether it is fed hormones to increase its milk production.

Some cows, Guernseys, for example, produce very rich milk, and are beloved by those who consider taste, for example. Others, preferred by the industrial milk producers, generate extra gallons of milk (actually measured by the pound within the industry) which tends to be slightly watery.

That would account for the difference. To get an 80 calorie skim milk out of 90 calorie milk, just add water, or check the other labels for less nutritious milk.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Back Home In TN…YAY:):)
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If you do a web search you will find that 8 oz. of skim milk ranges from 80 to 91 calories on the various calorie counting sites.

The difference, I would guess, depends on the breed of cow that is delivering the milk, and possibly whether it is fed hormones to increase its milk production.

Some cows, Guernseys, for example, produce very rich milk, and are beloved by those who consider taste, for example. Others, preferred by the industrial milk producers, generate extra gallons of milk (actually measured by the pound within the industry) which tends to be slightly watery.

That would account for the difference. To get an 80 calorie skim milk out of 90 calorie milk, just add water, or check the other labels for less nutritious milk.
Thanks,

I guess I'll ust have to add water to keep the calories lower.

Lisa
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Talking I'm starting to hate skimmed milk

There's a ton of milk in the fridge at work, which gets replenished every day to keep the denizens happy. I mostly make my coffee with skimmed milk and the last three days I've been tasting undisturbed whole milk, with all the fat in it.

And the verdict is it tastes so much better and more satisfying.

So I'm thinking, what's society's obsession with skimmed milk anyway, though it tastes like crap. I mean come on, 60 to 70 cals of fat per serving is NOT gonna make anyone obese.

But I am wondering what the verdict here is? Would you recommend whole milk for any other reason other than the taste?

I grew up drinking directly from the cows in our farms. So, whole milk here is not even that close, but it's getting there.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:04 AM
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Location: Richardson, TX
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I thought I hated milk growing up because mom made me drink a glass of skim milk every night with dinner.

Now that I'm solidly in the 2% milk camp, I like it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: zone 5
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Skim milk is healthier because you're not getting the saturated fat. I like it for drinking but I agree it's lousy for coffee. I either use fat free half and half, or my husband's 2% milk for my coffee. Dean's used to make a milk called Over the Moon, that was rich, creamy skim milk, with no added chemicals yet. Then I guess they stopped making it, because I can't find it anywhere. Smart Balance makes something that I guess is supposed to be a similar idea, but I haven't even read the label because it's SO expensive.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I don't drink milk, but I won't use anything less than whole milk when I cook and bake.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal
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I don't drink milk, but I won't use anything less than whole milk when I cook and bake.
I love that you bake.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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I cannot do skim milk. It's like drinking cloudy water. I am a 2%er.
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