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Question #35934 posted on 05/07/2007 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have a couple milk questions. According to milk labels low fat milk has 10% of the daily value of vitamin A and whole milk has 6%. So my frist question is why does low fat milk have more vitamin A in it than whole milk. My second question is why is low fat milk labeled as "Viatmin A and D" and whole milk is simply labeled "Vitamin D" when it clearly has vitamin A in it.

- Milkman in training

A: Dear MiT,

Milk typically has vitamins A and D added. However, apparently different companies add different amounts. I just checked my fridge, and we have some fat-free milk, vitamins A and D added, that has 4% of the RDA of vitamin A. So it's not uniform. If your whole milk doesn't say it had vitamin A added (check the label for "vitamin A palmitate"), then that's just how much vitamin A it had in it naturally.

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