Milk Permeate

What is Permeate?
You may have noticed that some major milk suppliers have started labelling their milk with the words “Permeate Free”.

Do you know what permeate is?

Permeate is a by-product from processes manufactures use to produce a variety of dairy products, such as cheese. It is produced by passing milk through a fine sieve (a filtration process) to separate milk sugars (lactose), vitamins and minerals from milk protein and fat. Permeate is term for the lactose, vitamins and minerals. It is a light-green, watery substance.

Whole milk is made up of milk fat, protein, lactose, water, vitamins and minerals. The taste of milk generally depends on the levels of fat and protein and these can vary based on season, region, breed of the cow and what the cow is fed.
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