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Milk, Cows' milk types available

Channel Island, this is the richest with a 4.8% fat content

Whole milk, 3.8% fat, and still a visible cream line

Homogenised, 3.8% fat, but the cream has been evenly distributed. See Milk, Homogenised

Semi-skimmed, a little over half the cream has been removed to give between 1,5 and 1.8% fat

Skimmed, almost all the cream has been removed to leave 0.1% fat

Ultra-heat-treated (UHT), "long life milk". This has been ultra-heat-treated (to 132 degrees centigrade for 1 second) and aseptically packed in foil-lined containers. It keeps unopened without refrigeration until the expiry date-stamp, but needs refrigerating after opening.

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