When most people think about dairy, their first thought may be that it is a source of calcium, and that it’s good for strong bones.
Others however, hold fairly different opinions when it comes to the health benefits of dairy, influenced by outdated research or incorrect information. So when it comes to dairy let’s bust some myths.
Myth: Trim milk is watered down
Water is never added to our lite or trim fresh milks. The only difference is the proportion of cream we remove to get the right fat level. This gives a lighter tasting milk while still providing a rich bundle of essential nutrients, making it a great choice if you’re looking for a lower calorie option.
Myth: Trim milk contains added sugar
No sugars are added to our fresh plain milk in New Zealand. When you look at a label on your bottle of milk, trim milk may contain around 0.2g more naturally occurring milk sugar (lactose) than full fat milk, per 100mL. This is because when you reduce fat levels, the levels of everything else within the milk, including protein, calcium and lactose will increase proportionally. So while lowering the fat results in a slightly higher level of sugar, it’s not because it has been added!