Posted by: Curious | 2007/05/02

Soy milk vs normal milk

Which is best in terms of nutrients, fat content, etc.

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Dear Curious
Both cow's milk and present-day soy milk are excellent and nutritious foods. The soy milks you can buy in long-life cartons have been enriched with nutrients such as calcium to make them similar to cow's milk. However, because soy protein is a plant protein, it may not contain all the amino acids required for growth, and it is, therefore, probably better to use cow's milk for infants and young children (unless of course they are allergic to cow's milk). In contrast to cow's milk which contains some cholesterol (14 mg/100 ml), soy milk does not contain any cholesterol, which is an added benefit.
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