Fat Content in Milk

October 19, 2009 6:31am CST
I live in Canada, and over here in the grocery store we can buy milk with different fat content. We have 3.25% (also called homogenized), 2%, 1% and 0% (skim) Milk Fat. I've heard that in different parts of the world the standards for Milk Fat is different. Someone once told me that in Germany they could get milk at over 4% milk fat, this is milk for drinking, it is not considered cream. Does anyone know if this is true? When I drink a glass of milk, I like to drink skim milk. When I put milk in my coffee, I use 1%, to make it a bit creamier. What kinds of milk do you have in your country? What kind of milk do you buy?
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@paulli3 (312)
• China
11 Oct 12
i like drinking milk, every time when i drink too much milk my mother always stops me and says too much milk can make me become fatter. you know, maybe she is right. now i always choose low-fat milk to drink, it is also good and it has less possibility to make me fatter. it is so good for our health.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
11 Oct 12
I heard drinking meals means increase the weight. Fatness is improved but I want to know only 1 glass of milk in morning time is also not good and danger for weight. I buy the milk of cow. In our town many cows holder are here and they served the milk to us daily 2 ltr.
@iridium (436)
7 Mar 10
lol well we have.. blue milk. which is full fat and 3.5%. then there's green milk which is 1.7%. Red milk which is skimmed and 0.3%. Recently we started having ornage milk (sometimes purple) available which is 1%. there's also filtered milk in all those strengths too. no wonder shopping takes forever!
• United States
19 Oct 09
In grocery stores here, we have Skim, 1%, 2%, and Whole. I do not know what the percentage is on Whole, but it is my favorite. I usually don't have to worry about fat content much, so I'll use Whole milk for everything from cereal to drinking to coffee. If I do start worrying that I'm putting on a little extra padding, I don't mind 2%. I love a big, cold glass of milk, but I recently figured out that I'm lactose intolerant, so, sadly, now I mainly buy soymilk. I can't just drink the stuff, but it is ok for cereal or tea. If I'm really in the mood for milk, I have to take dairy digestive enzymes with it. :(
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
19 Oct 09
the only 4% milk fat ive seen is in cottage cheese in the markets that breakstone sells. i myself drink skim only because i cant handle whole milk anymore, ah the downside of getting older.
@leahsmom (338)
• United States
19 Oct 09
I like homogenized milk but drink 2% for my diet. I only have the same milk as you.