Milk are quite crucial in our lives, we drink it as is, we eat cereals with, we have coffee with it so on and so forth. But have you ever wonder why there are varieties of them at the grocery stores?Well, there are several types of milk you can find on the market: whole, reduced fat (2%), low fat (1%) and skim (nonfat or fat free). The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends low fat and nonfat milk for your everyday use (cereal or coffee, for example).The protein and calcium is pretty much the same between them. The only difference is in the amount of total fat, cholesterol and calories that the milk has.Here’s a rundown on the calories and fat in 1 cup of milk:
All Milk Comparison and Usage
- Whole milk: 3.25 percent fat, 150 calories, and 8 grams of fat per serving.
- Reduced Fat milk: 2 percent fat, 120 calories, and 5 grams of fat per serving.
- Low fat milk: 1 percent fat, 100 calories, and 2.5 grams of fat per serving.
- Nonfat milk: Contains less than .5 percent milk fat by weight, 80 calories and 0 grams of fat per serving.
- Condensed milk: 3.20 percent fat, 160 calories, and 9 grams of fat per serving.
Now you know usage of milk!
Milk, and dairy products in general, tenderize baked goods. That is why milk is often, if not always, an ingredient in layer cakes, sheet cakes, loaf cakes, Bundt cakes, and cakes made with yeast.