National Milk Day is an annual American holiday. Celebrated January 11th. This day is dedicated to one of the most popular products (practically the source of life) – milk.
Milk has been known since ancient times. It is believed that it began to be used about 10 years ago. At the same time, the domestication of animals such as cows and goats took place. They have become the main source for obtaining this valuable product. Milk is a good source of substances important for the human body: potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphates, etc. It contains lactose, which is commonly called milk sugar. Milk is a unique liquid nutrient.
The first attempts to sell milk in special containers were made in 1878. Then it began to be bottled in glass. Gradually, this technology was improved, milk began to be pasteurized, and all containers for bottling underwent high-quality cleaning. Sealed caps were used to close the bottles. Today, each of us can easily buy milk in the store and enjoy National Milk Day to the fullest.
- Nutrients from milk are easily absorbed in the intestines, without burdening the gastrointestinal tract at all.
- Fresh milk allows you to get even more benefits than the store version. It can be consumed without problems within two hours after milking. The bactericidal substances produced by the mammary gland of the cow make it safe for consumption.
- Pasteurization in factories allows you to effectively rid milk of harmful bacteria. The technology was created by Louis Pasteur in the 19th century.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate National Milk Day is to include milk and dairy products in your diet. You can also make delicious milkshakes or other milk-based dishes. Gather your family around the table, call your friends. Celebrate this day together!
Learn more about the composition of milk. You will be surprised how much good can be contained in this white liquid. If there is an opportunity to go on a tour of a dairy farm or factory, then you should definitely take it.
When is National Milk Day celebrated in 2023?
National Milk Day is observed on January 11 each year.