(Closed) Milk from Costo?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Do you buy milk from costco
    Yes but never noticed that its homogenized : (4 votes)
    12 %
    Yes, I know its homogenized but its still good for me : (17 votes)
    50 %
    No i dont want homogenized milk : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Dont care eitherway : (11 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Just about all commercial milk is homogenized. When it comes out of the cow, milk is actually 2 parts–skim milk, and cream (and heavy cream, but that’s removed from commercial milk usually). For skim milk they take off the cream and sometimes add in a binder. 2%, they take out all but 2 percent of the cream. Whole, they leave all the cream in. Then they blend it at super high speeds so that the cream and milk do not separate out. (in the old days you would separate it yourself)

    ETA: What were you reading about it? Some people don’t like the process because it is a form of food processing. But it’s pretty common and chances are if you drank store milk growing up, that’s what you were drinking.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee

    I will add that what you read about raw milk which hasnt been homogenized or pasteurized, its the pasteurization that many people think is the bad component and actually harms the milk and its real benefits

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee

    I always thought that just about any store-bought (cow’s) milk was homogenized.

    Post # 7
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I agree with the PPs that it’s always been my understanding that most all milk you’d buy at the grocery is homogenized.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yea I thought that legally all milk sold needed to be homogenized. Doesn’t this process get out bacteria?

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee

    @MsBrewer: no 

    homogenizatin prevents it from seperating

    pasteurization is the heating process to remove anything potentially harmful.

    And it is illegal in some states, but not all to sell raw milk. Its legal here in Cali.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    MsJeep and Lewfeymw, I totally agree.

    Doctors usually don’t recommend drinking homogenized because of all the extra unneccesary fats. Although it usually is recommended for baby’s transitioning from breast milk/ formula.

    I personally really dislike the taste of homo milk. I buy 2 % because its the happy medium of the milks. I find that skim tastes like water/powdered milk.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @lefeymw: You’re right, I was getting those 2 confused.

    How embarrassing since I’m living in the dairy state!

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Homogenized just means that it is super mixed to keep the particles from separating, the water parts from the cream parts of milk, and really doesnt change or add extra fat. Lower fat milks (1%,2%) are still homegenized, after the required amount of fats are removed.  Even 2% is homogenized, because there are still fat particles, just fewer (only 2%) fat. I think most store-bought brands are homogenized, otherwise when you opened/poured your milk you would see distinct layers. SKim milk is mostly just the watery part of the milk, with nearly all the fat particles removed (less than 1% fat).

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    double post,deleted.  sorry

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    most milk you buy is homogenized  — if it’s not homogenized, you will see separation.  i tried purchasing un-homogenized cream top milk and i thought it was weird. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee

    @bells: Just curious, but where do you live? Because the walmart(s) here (and most othere stores as well)  sell homogenized milk. In fact, the carton in my fridge is GV brand, and says it at the top, next to the 1%.  I’m not trying to be argumentative here, but I’m simply wondering if it’s a regional thing.

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