Does skim milk provide the same vitamins and minerals as whole
Yes, skim milk has the same nutritional value as whole milk -
with less fat. Some brands of skim milk have extra calcium added
for even more of this important, bone-strengthening nutrient, and
some have a small amount of extra fiber added to make the milk look
and feel (on the tongue) more like 2% milk.
Skim, 1%, or 2% milk is recommended after 2 years of age. These
often have added vitamin A and vitamin D, since these can be lost
when the fat is removed.
Larissa Hirsch, MD
Date reviewed: January 2007
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