Also known as:
Dudh, Doodh

Milk is an opaque white coloured liquid which is consumed all over the world, very versatile and easily available from nature. It is obtained from mammals and the flavour varies depending on the source. The various types of milk depend on the breed or the animal from which it is obtained. Milk is obtained from cows of all breeds. then we have buffalo milk, goat milk, human milk, camel milk etc. Milk is a natural source of nutrition for all infants and is consumed by humans of all ages as a food product derived from other animals. Milk also includes non animal substitutes like soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk and rice milk.

Commonly used in:
Plain milk, ice-creams, milkshakes, yogurt, cream, butter, buttermilk, cheese/ paneer, whey, skimmed milk etc.

Health benefit:
Among other things, Milk strengthens bones, due to calcium as well as Vitamin D, which help in bone formation. Milk helps in body building, increasing muscle mass and improving general heath due to the presence of protein and amino acid.  Also there is a good amount of vitamin A and other minerals like selenium, phosphorus, which play an important function in our body. Consumption of milk decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases and scientific evidence shows that milk reduces the formation of certain types of cancer cells in our body. Milk consumption also protects against the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus.