Know Your Milk
As we get closer to reintroducing fresh pasteurized milk to Guyana, one of the most common misconceptions that we’ve encountered is related to the different fat content in milk (There is another discussion to be had about why not all fat is bad but we’ll save that for another post).
Most of us know that there is Whole Milk and Skim Milk but many of us are not clear on what the difference is and how we get skim milk from whole milk. We’ve found in doing our market research that many believe that all milk has water added to it and that the various types of milk have differing amounts of water added.
The reason for this is that we’ve historically always added water to milk in Guyana, however in the more developed (ABCE) countries, once water has been added to milk, it is illegal to refer to the end product as Milk.
Since we are looking to increase the quality of what is available locally, we will be adhering to this more honest way of referring to milk, that is to say no water will be added to our milk.