Silky creamy milk beverages with additives have relatively lower nutrient value

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Silky creamy milk beverages with additives have relatively lower nutrient value
A reporter of Hong Kong Economic Times collected and tested 60 milk or milk beverages under 22 brands in the market, including Vita, Kowloon Dairy, Nestle Dairy Farm, Trappist Dairy, etc., and found 13 milk beverages containing at least 1 additive or even up to 8 additives.  Among 10 milk beverages contain E466 additives which may cause inflammatory intestinal disease with no medical cure under the research by Chinese University of HK.

The highest additives-content is Kowloon Dairy Hi-Calcium Slim milk beverage containing up to 8 additives; and the second one is Vita hi-calcium milk beverage and Kowloon Dairy high-calcium milk, with 7 additives.

 

Brand

Item

Number of Additives

Additives

Vita 維他

High-Calcium Milk Beverage

7

340, 401, 407, 412, 460, 466, 471

Vita 維他

High-Calcium Low Fat Milk Beverage

6

401, 407, 412, 460, 466, 471

Vita 維他

Family Milk

5

340, 401, 407, 412, 471

Kowloon Dairy

維記

Low Fat Hi-Calcium Slimilk

8

E170, E401, E407, E412, E415, E460, E466, E471

Kowloon Dairy

維記

Hi-Calcium Slimilk Bottle

7

E170, E401, E407, E412, E415, E466, E471

Kowloon Dairy

維記

Hi-Calcium Skimmed Milk

4

E170, E407, E460, E466

Nestle Dairy Farm 雀巢牛奶公司

High-Calcium Low Fat Milk Drink

5

E407, E412, E460, E466, E471

Nestle Dairy Farm 雀巢牛奶公司

Skimmed High-Calcium Milk Drink

2

E460, E466

Trappist Dairy

十字牌

High Calcium Low Fat Milk Beverage

6

E401, E407, E412, E460, E466,

E471

Dutch Lady

子母

Purefarm High-Calcium Less Fat Milk Beverage

6

E407, E439, E452, E460, E466,

E471

Dutch Lady

子母

Purefarm Original Milk Beverage

2

E407, E471

Meng Niu

蒙牛

Low Fat High Calcium Milk Beverage

3

418, 452i, 471

Anlene

安怡

High Calcium Low Fat Milk Beverage

3

E407, E460, E466


Most of the additives are kind of stabilizers or emulsifiers so as to make the milk not layered and give silky and creamy feel to taste. Although some of additives are natural and most legitimate used, the parents, if have any doubts, can choose milk without any additives.


Clipping Source:  Hong Kong Economic Times
Date:  05 June 2019
https://topick.hket.com/article/2359451

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