From: Linda Burton <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Milk: 4 levels of fat (3.25, 2, 1, 0.5%) available
> I would like to know where you can find low fat milk that contains 34%
> fat. For those of you that care about the truth, milk containing four
> different fat levels can be purchased.
> 1. whole milk- contains 3.25% fat
> 2. 2% low fat milk- contains 2% fat
> 3. 1% low fat milk- contains 1% fat
> 4. skim milk- contains less than .5% fat
> If you don't believe me go to the super market and look at the label or
> look in the Code of Federal Regulations published by the Food and Drug
LLoyd- As I pointed out in an earlier reply, the label refers to weight-
not calories. A cup of whole milk at 3.3% fat has 150 calories and 8
grams of fat. Fat has 9 calories per gram, i.e. 72 calories, making that
cup of whole milk 48% fat. A real eye opener isn't it. That is why 2%
milk will no longer be able to be labeled low-fat milk.
Linda Burton, M.S.