Milk is one of the most “complete” foods known to man. This isn’t surprising as the first food that humans ingest is milk that comes from his/her mother. Milk contains proteins, vitamins, amino acids, calcium, digestive enzymes, and many other minerals that are essential to building a strong body. Consuming animal milk started around 9,000 years ago along with man’s ability to domesticate animals. Today, most of the milk consumed comes from cows and it is one of the most consumed liquids in the United States along with coffee and orange juice.
- While cow’s milk is the most common milk consumed today, it is thought that the first milk that came from domesticated animals was from sheep.
- No, chocolate milk does not come from chocolate cows.
- In ancient Rome and Greece, milk was said to be considered a luxury.
- Ninety percent of the world’s milk comes from cows.
- The United States is the world’s largest producer of cows’ milk.
- Due to industrialization, a carton of milk that you’ll find on supermarket shelves can contain milk from thousands of different cows.