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Condensed vs. Evaporated Milk

With such similar names, condensed milk and evaporated milk are often confused. With the baking season in full-swing we thought it perfect timing to demystify the two and clarify that, no, they cannot be used interchangeably.

Both are two types of concentrated milk from which about 60 percent of water has been removed, yielding a thick liquid most commonly used in baked goods.


Carbon Footprint of Dairy in the U.S. Lower than Previously Reported

Concerned about dairy sustainability? There’s good news. Research recently released from the Dairy Research Institute™ concludes that the carbon footprint of dairy in the U.S. is lower than was previously reported. Read an excerpt from the study below and find the full report over at U.S. Dairy.

Snack Healthier on Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is likely the biggest eating day of the year, followed by the Super Bowl. In spirit of the holiday, we thought it would be fun to post a few easy and healthy snack ideas that will keep you and guests satisfied until Turkey time. We don’t know about you, but holiday snacks are something we are definitely thankful for! Cheese Platter Cube some of your favorite cheeses and serve with an array of crackers or small slices of bread.

Milk and Early Puberty in Girls

It’s one of the most popular current misconceptions about milk:  that it causes early-onset puberty in girls – known clinically as precocious puberty.  This notion gained widespread exposure after the mid-1990s, when some animal-rights and anti-biotechnology advocates suggested a link between precocious puberty and consumption of milk from cows supplemented with recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST – also known as “bovine growth hormone”).  To those unarmed with the facts, such a suggestion had a certain plausibility:  an animal growth-inducing hormone, ingested via cow’s milk, mi

It’s Not a Trick: Have a Healthier Halloween

Trick or Treat!  It’s that time of year again, when goblins, princesses and super heroes ring doorbells to fill their bags with candy.  But overloading on sugary snacks isn’t something one wants to encourage in kids - or adults – especially given the rise in childhood obesity and diabetes in the U.S.  Did you know that the typical Trick-or-Treater will bring home 250 pieces of candy?  And with the average “fun size” candy bar packing between 60 and 100 calories each, any notion of a “balanced diet” can quickly be out the window.


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