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Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for young mammals before they are able to digest other types of food.

Allergy Alert:

Allergy to cow’s milk is the most common food allergy in infants and young children. Symptoms of a milk allergy reaction can range from mild, such as hives, to severe, such as anaphylaxis. Therefore it is advised that people with milk allergy have quick access to an epinephrine auto-injector (such as an EpiPen®, Auvi-Q® or Adrenaclick®) at all times. To prevent a reaction, strict avoidance of cow’s milk and cow’s milk products is essential. Always read ingredient labels to identify cow’s milk ingredients (Food Allergy Research & Education, Inc., n.d.).

Common Uses:

Milk is a nutritive, rich liquid that is used on its own and to make cheese, yogurt and additional food products (Ramos, 2014).

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 cup (244 g)
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.4 g 3%
Saturated fat 1.5 g 7%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 12 mg 4%
Sodium 107 mg 4%
Potassium 366 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 12 g 4%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 13 g
Protein 8 g 16%
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 30% Iron 0%
Vitamin D 0 µg Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 20% Magnesium 6%

Source Wikipedia. (Note: This is not intended to be used, as it was copied and pasted from a Google search)

Dietary Information and Related Articles:

Here is a great article describing the relationship between children’s health and milk.