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#1 OFFLINE   AntAltMike

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:21 PM

I recently checked the nutrition labels on an ice cream contained and was surprised to see that it was nutritionally bankrupt.  When I was a kid, my mother used to let me have ice cream when i was ill because she (and I) both figured that since it was made from milk, it must be good for me,

 

Milk is apparently unnaturally fortified with Vitamin D, so why isn't ice cream similarly fortified, or is some and I just haven't found it yet?



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

I recently checked the nutrition labels on an ice cream contained and was surprised to see that it was nutritionally bankrupt.  When I was a kid, my mother used to let me have ice cream when i was ill because she (and I) both figured that since it was made from milk, it must be good for me,

 

Milk is apparently unnaturally fortified with Vitamin D, so why isn't ice cream similarly fortified, or is some and I just haven't found it yet?

 

Must have some nutritional value, no?  

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:27 PM

Heck, Breyer's can no longer be called Ice Cream, it's "Frozen Dairy Dessert". For us, it's something we get on occasion, so when we do we usually splurge on one of the local varieties that are at least closer to the real thing.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:44 PM

Heck, Breyer's can no longer be called Ice Cream, it's "Frozen Dairy Dessert". For us, it's something we get on occasion, so when we do we usually splurge on one of the local varieties that are at least closer to the real thing.

 

I had a friend who was in the ice cream business.  He explained the difference between premium brands and cheap brands.  Simply put, the heavier the container (assuming both are the same size) the better the ice cream.  I've found that to be true.

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:48 PM

Heck, Breyer's can no longer be called Ice Cream, it's "Frozen Dairy Dessert". For us, it's something we get on occasion, so when we do we usually splurge on one of the local varieties that are at least closer to the real thing.


What did happen to Breyer? About four or five years ago it became uneatable.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:50 PM

Try Kirkland Signature ice cream from Costco.  Wow, oh wow, is it delicious!  Also has a bunch of Vitamin A and Calcium.....  I guess that counts for something?

 

http://www.fooducate...5F-1231380C180E
 

Gets a "C" according to Fooducate, but not sure I'd want an ice cream rating an "A" either. :)



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:57 PM

I had a friend who was in the ice cream business.  He explained the difference between premium brands and cheap brands.  Simply put, the heavier the container (assuming both are the same size) the better the ice cream.  I've found that to be true.

 

Rich

 

Right, some air is important, but is also cheap.

 

Best ice cream I've ever had is Jeni's from Columbus, but that stuff sells for almost $10 a pint locally. 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

Hmmm...
 
 
I googled Vitamin D milk and nutrition, and none of the vitamin D milk entries found in the three highest google rated pages said that a single serving of Vitamin D milk had even 1% of my recommended daily allowance (standard that replaced minimum daily requirement many years ago)
 
 
From a New York Times web page dated today:
 
 
Most milk in the United States is fortified with 400 IU vitamin D per quart. It should be noted that foods made from milk, such as cheese and ice cream, are usually not fortified. Vitamin D is added to many breakfast cereals and to some brands of soy beverages, orange juice,  yogurt, and margarine. Check the nutrition fact panel on the food label. Supplements

 

 

 
From a source called Fooducate:
 
... is milk a good source of Vitamin D? Not exactly . . .

Many studies have found milk contains less Vitamin D than it purports. And you've only got around 20-25% of Vitamin D in fortified milk - you shouldn't drink 4 glasses of a milk a day.

 

 

 
Gee, I think that if I get one fourth of an essential nutrient from one serving of anything, that's pretty good, but it doesn't explain why the three pages I checked for Vitamin D Milk's vitamin D content had it at zero

Edited by AntAltMike, 21 June 2013 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

I had a friend who was in the ice cream business.  He explained the difference between premium brands and cheap brands.  Simply put, the heavier the container (assuming both are the same size) the better the ice cream.

Has to do with the cream content.  Cream is heavier than water and other liquid fillers.  Premium ice creams have more cream, which is also why they're more expensive given dairy prices.

 

Whole milk is just one of those things that are better for you naturally.  Like pure orange juice, honey and a few other things.

 

The problems start coming in when companies like Monsanto enter the picture with their 'modifications' so that you really don't know what you're getting.


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