What type of milk is best? Is fat in or out, and what about sugar? These are questions swirling in the minds of many consumers. By providing people with information about the fat, sugar and calories in cow’s milk options in the marketplace, the dairy community can help people choose the right dairy foods to meet their needs.
Milk is minimally fortified. An 8-ounce serving of whole milk naturally contains eight essential nutrients — protein, calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), cobalamin (B12) and vitamin A — and contributes value to nutrition and public health. Only vitamin D is not inherent to milk in substantial quantities.