Whole Milk vs. Skimmed Milk

Difference Between Whole Milk And Skimmed Milk

Whole milk does not undergo the process of skimming. It has more fat and it is more nutritious.

When the milk is defrived of fat by the process of skimming, it is called skimmed milk. In the process of skimming, the lipid portion of the milk or cream is separtaed from the milk.

Whole milk does not undergo any treatment for the separation of the cream. It preserves a high fat content, usually above 3.5%. The whole milk is more palatable and less digestible because of the presence of lipids. It also contains protein, pro-vitamin A, B1, B12 and phosphorus which  strengthen the body and maximize the ability to absorb vitamins and minerals. 100 g of whole milk contains 3.1 g of protein. These features make it the ideal type of milk for children, adolescents and women between 24 and 45 years. It is suitable for people who do plenty of exercise.

The semi-skimmed milk contains fat percentage of between 1.5 to 1.8% which is  intermediate between the full-skimmed and whole milk.

The process of skimming milk is controlled according to the need. The cream is completely removed or removed in parts. The skimmed milk from which cream is not completely removed is called semi-skimmed milk.


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