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    Does foreign ice cream use milk or milk powder?

    • Last Update: 2021-10-09
    • Source: Internet
    • Author: User
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    Original: Zhong Kai
     
    I have been eating Menglong's melons for the past two days
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    However, it seems that there are several core issues that netizens have not quarreled clearly, such as "milk for foreign countries and milk powder for domestic use", which has risen to the height of "dual standards" and "discrimination against Chinese people"

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    This statement can very arouse the patriotism of netizens, but it is actually far-fetched.
    I might as well introduce you the real situation abroad

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    As for sayings such as "vegetable oil instead of milk", I don't explain the IQ of netizens because they are too underestimated
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    No matter at home or abroad, there are three main functional ingredients in ice cream, one is fat, one is protein, and the other is sugar.
    They play different roles

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    The source of protein is mainly milk protein, but whether milk or milk powder is used, the final effect in the product is the same
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    What everyone questioned is why "high-end" milk is used abroad and "low-end" milk powder is used in China

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    I can only say that after the tireless stigmatization of certain companies and people, milk has been divided into three or sixty-nine grades, and even fresh milk has to be divided into three-sixty-nine grades
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    It is really not too tiring .
    In fact, pasteurized milk, room temperature milk or milk powder are all very good dairy products, each with its own advantages

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    So in the ice cream industry, what kind of milk is everyone using? If you observe carefully, you will find that Chinese companies use milk powder more often, and the most used in European and American countries is not necessarily the "milk" you imagine.
    Many of them are "condensed milk" (reconstituted milk)

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    Condensed milk is simply the milk that is between milk and milk powder, and the water is not completely removed

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    The choice of powdered milk or concentrated milk is mainly based on the market supply.
    This is not a regional discrimination, but is based on local conditions

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    For example, in Europe, North America, and Australia where milk sources are abundant, ice cream factories are more inclined to purchase concentrated milk

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    In places where milk sources are relatively insufficient, such as China, milk powder is the most common choice

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    At present, China imports millions of tons of milk powder each year.
    In addition to drinking, it is mostly used in foods such as biscuits, cookies, ice cream, and even "high-end" milk chocolate

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    In addition, compared with raw milk, both milk powder and concentrated milk are "standardized" products in the food industry.
    The difference between different batches is relatively small, and it is not affected by the season, and the shelf life is longer than that of raw milk.
    Long, convenient storage and transportation, and more conducive to the stability of product quality

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    Many people on the Internet are comparing the ingredients list of the same ice cream from different regions
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    The first place in China's ingredient list is water, so I think Chinese ice cream mainly contains water, while foreign ice cream mainly contains milk

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    As I said before, the list of ingredients is sorted according to the content from more to less, but it needs to be analyzed in detail

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    Concentrated milk, a common ice cream in Europe and the United States, ranks first, because it is mainly water

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    If you really want to compare, look at the nutrient composition table, it's actually pretty much the same

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    In short, whether you use concentrated milk, milk powder or milk, the final point is to adjust the protein content in ice cream.
    In actual production, multiple ingredients are often used together, anyway, it tastes good

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    I searched the internet for the ingredient list of the same ice cream of a certain brand in supermarkets in China, Britain and Canada.
    You can understand it at a glance

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    For example, in the United Kingdom, reconstituted skimmed milk, whole milk powder, and whey solids are used at the same time; in Canada, skim milk concentrate, whey powder, whole milk powder, and whey protein concentrate are used at the same time; while China only uses milk powder and whey powder
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    In addition, I also found the ingredient list of the same product in the United States.
    The label is "milk".
    I don't know if this is the source of "milk for foreign countries and milk powder for domestic use"

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    In fact, the American standard defines "milk" differently.
    Their "milk" includes whole milk powder, concentrated milk, and reconstituted milk, so in fact, it is very likely to use concentrated milk or reconstituted milk

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