Whether skimmed, semi-skimmed or full-fat, cow’s milk comes in many different forms. From the milk in your morning latte, to cheese on toast, to homemade yoghurt with jam, we all have our dairy favourites !
Cow’s milk – a key ingredient in many foods
Even if you don’t have milk with your breakfast, you almost certainly consume it in other forms during the rest of the day. So many of our basic foods are made from cow’s milk – butter, cheese and yoghurt, as well as countless desserts. While cow’s milk is consumed en masse in Europe and the UK, in the Far East people tend to favour plant milks, such as soya milk (link to soya milk).
Cow’s milk may be famous for its calcium, but it also contains other minerals such as phosphorus and magnesium, plus vitamins A, D, E, K, B2, B3 and B12. And if you’re not keen on the idea of downing a large glass of milk first thing in the morning, you can still use it in a whole range of sweet and savoury recipes. Pancakes for breakfast, cheese and vegetable quiche for lunch, or fruit mousse after dinner – cow’s milk is versatile enough for anything !