Other Dairy

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Foods Included

Butter, Sour Cream, Cottage Cheese, Condensed Milk, Cream, Evaporated Milk, Kefir, Powdered Milk, Whipped Cream

Description

Other dairy products (besides milk, cheese, and yogurt) are food products that are made from cow's milk.

Buy It

  • Choose nonfat or low-fat dairy when purchasing products like sour cream or cottage cheese.
  • Check expiration dates before buying and make sure you can use it before that date.

Store It

  • Keep all dairy products in the refrigerator unless sold in cans, like evaporated milk or condensed milk. Once opened, put remaining milk in an air-tight container and store it in the refrigerator.

Why It's Great

  • Calcium is good for bone health. Combine high calcium foods with with foods that contain Vitamin D for better absorption.
  • Lowfat or nonfat dairy products help keep our cholesterol levels healthy.
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