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21 Jan 2010

skim vs fat free milk
Hi, please could you tell me what the difference is between skim milk and fat free and which is the better of the two. Thanks megan
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Megan
Skim and fat-free milk are the same, while low-fat or 2% milk contains slightly more fat. Skim and 2% milk are excellent sources of high quality protein, calcium and vitamin B2, with a lower fat content than full cream milk. Full cream milk contains 257 kJ and 3.3g of fat per 100 ml; 2% milk contains 208 kJ and 1.9g of fat per 100 ml and skim or fat-free milk contains 146 kJ and 0.2 g of fat per 100 ml. Thus for slimming purposes skim or fat-free milk is the better option.
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