What Do You Know About Milk?

Milk and dairy products have been one of our most important foods for thousands on thousands of years. We even make milk ourselves! It's one of the most important liquids in our biology, and so we must ask - What do you know about MILK?
Foods that belong to the dairy group, like milk, are a main source of...
What is pasteurization?
Heating of milk then rapidly cooling it
Cooling of milk to the freezing point of water
A necessary vaccination for cows
When cooking with dairy, how do you prevent the formation of Skin (scum)?
You cook on a low heat
You cook for a very short period of time on high heat
You cook it cold and heat only to serve
Which country is the largest producer of milk?
India accounts for 22% of global production! It is followed by the US and China.
New Zealand
A pinch of _____ added to the milk will keep it fresher for a few more days.
Baking soda also works.
True or False: Fat free skim milk and whole milk have the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients.
The fat portion of milk does not contain calcium, so you don't actually need it.
Early-lactation milk contains ______, which carries the mother's antibodies to its young and can reduce the risk of many diseases.
What is the purpose of pasteurization of dairy products?
It kills any trace of bacteria in the milk before sale
It helps the cows live longer
It adds fat content to the milk
It prevents skin from forming on the milk
If you cook cheese using _______ heat, it will over-coagulate and become rubbery.
Which of the following nutrients is NOT found in milk?
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
How many gallons (or liters) of milk does an average cow produce in a year?
That's still 6.3 gallons or 24 liters of milk each day! That's impressive.
2,300 (8,700 liters)
3,300 (12,500 liters)
6,600 (25,000 liters)
12,500 (47,000 liters)
Which US state produces the most milk?
California was the leading U.S. state in terms of the overall number of milk cows, with a total of over 1.7 million milk cows as of 2020.
New York
Which of these animal milks is closest in composition to human milk?
Horse milk, as well, is closer than all the other options on this list.
Donkey milk
Pig milk
Cow milk
Goat milk
Don't Know Much About Milk
You don't know that much about milk, which is a shame, because it can be a very important addition to your diet, or even a risky one, depending on your tolerance and your age. Have a look at our answers to learn a bit more.
You Know Milk
While not perfect, you achieved quite the good score in this quiz, showing you know your way around the subject of dairy and milk. That's great, as it is an important food group! Have a look at our answers to learn a bit more or try again for an even higher score!
Milk Expert
Wow you really know your way around dairy! You know milk, you know cows and you understand the production process. That's impressive and important! Congratulations for acing our quiz about this important food group.
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