Baseline Buttermilk Alternative
Over the years milk has been packaged in a wide variety of different types of milk bottles. While nearly all of them are collected to some extent there is one specific sub-niche that attracts the most collector interest and that sub-niche is 1 quart Pyro-Glaze milk bottles with diary town and state names on them. Pyro-Glaze (also called "Pyro" or "Painted) refers to the method by which colored graphics were applied to the bottles. Pyro-Glaze bottles are found with various graphics & colors mostly in red green blue orange and black. They were made in several sizes and shapes but our focus here will be on a very narrow sub-niche of these bottles. These bottles were used by thousands of dairies across the country making it nearly impossible to catalog all the varieties that exist.
If you are going to buy and sell these bottles even semi-seriously the price of annual dues for the Association is well worth the money. Lactose It is the principal and typical carbohydrate of milk known as milk sugar. Glucose galactose and other sugars such as oligosaccharides are also present in traces. Lactose exists in true solution in milk. It is a disaccharide composed of two molecules of monosacharides; glucose and galactose. Lactose is readily fermented by the lactic acid fermenting bacteria producing lactic acid and has significance in milk and milk products. It exists in two isomeric forms designated as α and β forms of which the β form is more soluble than the alpha form in water. Lactose content of cow milk is 4.9 percent. The lactose content of milk is inversely proportional to the ash content of the milk.
Normal milk contains 0.1% whereas colostrum contains 6 %. Milk fat The digestibility of milk is comparatively higher than other oils and fats. This can be attributed to existence of fat globules in aqueous phase forming an emulsion. This facilitates its easy absorption through the intestinal tract when compared to other fats which have to be emulsified with bile salts enzymes from pancreas and fat splitting lipases. Endowed with short and medium chain fatty acids milk fat can be easily absorbed when compared to long chain fatty acids because of the ability of the lipases to split the ester bonds in the former. Supplementation of milk fat in the diet increases the energy density. When compared to human milk the cow milk is low in essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acids.