Originally Posted by Mad Cook
Skimmed milk - "filled" - sulphites? Hell's teeth! Are they allowed to adulterate milk over there? It's been illegal over here since 1875!
I didn't express that very well. To be more clear, "filled milk" is skim milk to which other fats have been added. It is used for frozen desserts, "half and half," and other milky products. Unfilled skim milk (skimmed milk in the UK), while not having non-dairy fats added, may have non-fat dried milk added (plain skim milk is an industrial waste product) to make it more palatable. The manufacturing process of non-fat dried milk causes chemical changes that contribute nitrates. Skim milk is really a non-food peddled as healthy, when it is actually shown to hinder the very diet efforts it is touted as assisting.