If you’re like most Canadians, chances are you consume milk daily. It’s an essential component of a wholesome diet that we start drinking at the very outset of life. But when it’s time to purchase milk, have you ever considered the different options available?
Perhaps you’ve asked this question yourself when shopping for dairy products. So here is a list of the various types of milk and dairy beverages and their characteristics, hoping it will enlighten you on the many facets of this nutrient-rich, and delicious product.
Types of Milk, Beverages and Their Characteristics
It’s no secret that consuming enough protein is instrumental to maintaining an active and balanced lifestyle. Neilson's Protein Beverage contains 18 g of protein per 250 ml serving, twice as much as regular milk. And you know what? It’s also lactose free! Made with Canadian milk, it’s a source of 9 essential nutrients and has no added sugar. Try it after a workout or when you’re on the go to fuel your body for a busy day ahead.
The term “microfiltered” refers to the process by which milk is put through a thorough filtration. Neilson's Microfiltered Milk, made with 100% Canadian milk, goes through our unique microfiltration process, resulting in a delicious-tasting milk that stays fresh longer than regular milk. All this without losing any of its essential nutrients. If you love a cold, crisp glass of milk to quench your thirst, this is exactly what you need.
What is ultrafiltered milk? Ultrafiltration means running milk through a fine filter to concentrate the natural protein and reduce the lactose, a naturally occurring sugar in milk. With 18 g of protein per 250 ml and 25% less lactose than regular milk, Neilson’s Joyya Ultrafiltered Milk is a great way to enjoy all the benefits of milk, and then some. Rich in calcium and vitamin D, it’s the natural boost any active lifestyle commands.
Lactose Free Milk
Lactose free milk is regular milk, except that the natural sugar occurring in milk, called lactose, has been removed. This is great news, especially for people who are lactose intolerant. Neilson’s Lactose Free Milk, as well as Lactose Free Cream, contain all the same nutrients as milk – calcium, essential nutrients, protein and an amazing taste – easy to digest with all the goodness. Try it for yourself, and you’ll see why Neilson has been voted the #1 most trusted brand*.
*In the Milk category, based on the 2023 BrandSpark Canadian Shopper Study. Visit BrandSparkMostTrusted.com for more info.
The label “organic” simply means the milk comes from organic farms that follow strict standards, set by the health regulatory division of the Canadian Government. You get the same benefits from drinking it as you would any other type of milk: a good source of calcium and vitamins, and a high protein content. Since Neilson Organic milk, made with 100% Canadian Milk also contains added essential vitamins A and D, you can safely make it the everyday choice for the entire family.