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What are the benefits of dairy products?

All dairy products contain calcium,proteins, vitamins and minerals, which contribute to the proper functioning of our organism. They help to develop and fortify our bones, and play a role in the proper functioning of our muscles and nervous system.

What does milk consist of?

A glass (250mL) of whole milk consists of:

  • 220g of water
  • 8g of proteins
  • 9g of fat
  • 12g of carbohydrates
  • 300mg of calcium

Is cream a fatty product?

Cream is the least fatty of fats because about 60% of it is water.

What are the advantages of butter compared to other sources of fat?

Butter is an important source of vitamin A, which helps in the formation and renewal of our bones. It also contains vitamin E, which helps to prevent the ageing of the cells.

Butter is less fatty than oil
. It consists of 80% to 90% of fat (compared to 100% for oil), water, proteins, mineral salts and vitamins.

Butter makes flavours smoother, holds in the aromas and enhances the taste of dishes.

What does camembert consist of?

In general, nothing except milk, salt and starters! In general, 98% of camembert is milk, the other 2% being starters and salt. Like yoghurt, it is a fermented food. Its starters or ferments give it its special taste.

What are the nutritional benefits of yoghurts?

Yoghurt is a product made with specific lactic bacteria which have recognised beneficial effects on the digestion and the evolutionof the intestinal flora.
Furthermore, plain yoghurt has remarkable nutritional values because it has a relatively low calorie content, and a high calcium content.


Are dairy products fatty foods?

All dairy products do not have the same fat content. The important thing is to maintain a balanced diet: eat everything in reasonable quantities.
After a heavy meal it is better to eat a yoghurt, and after a light meal you can give in to the temptation of a portion of cheese.

In the particular case of cheeses, the fat content printed on the packaging is often that of the dry matter. You must find the percentage of fat in the finished product which corresponds to the real fat content. It is often less than one would think.

What are the different types of milk?

  • Whole milk: a glass (250mL) contains 9g of fat
  • Semi-skimmed milk: part of its fat has been removed. A glass contains 3.7g of fat.
  • Skimmed milk: almost all the fat has been removed. A glass contains less than 0.5g of fat.
The choice of whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk depends on our individual needs.
The skimming process changes the content in fat and liposoluble vitamins. The calcium and protein content as well as that of other components are not modified.

What are the benefits of cream?

100g of cream provides 80 to 90 mg of calcium.
Moreover, cream provides even more vitamin A than milk.

Is butter more fatty than margarine?

Butter contains as much fat as margarine. It also has as many calories.
100g of butter or 100g of margarine contain between 80 and 90% of fat, derived from milk in the first case and from plants in the second case.
Fats of animal and plant origins have different nutritional qualities that justify their place in a balanced diet. That is why it is recommended to eat butter (about 25g/day) and varied oils (about 25g also) every day.

What are the nutritional values of camembert?

Camembert is a good source of calcium, vitamins and minerals.

A 30g portion of camembert provides:

  • 20% of the Recommended Daily Intake of calcium
  • proteins, which contribute to the maintenance and renewal of numerous cells of our organism
  • vitamins : A, D, B6, B9, B12
  • trace elements (zinc, selenium, iodine, etc.)

What is Active Bifidus?

Active Bifidus is a natural ferment that contributes to the balance of our intestinal flora. It helps the intestine to function healthily and relieves constipation.

Are dairy products bad for cholesterol?

It all depends on the quantity! Dieticians recommend that we eat everything, in reasonable quantities.
In fact, dairy products provide nutrients that are essential for our organism, such as calcium. We are recommended to eat 3 per day, and to alternate the different products (yoghurts, milk, cheese, cream, etc.).

Why is milk heated before it is packaged?

Milk is heated to destroy the micro-organisms that can develop in it, and this guarantees its optimum quality and that it will keep for a long time.

Is butter bad for cholesterol?

Butter, in moderate quantities, forms part of a balanced diet.
It has been scientifically proven that a daily intake of 25g of butter would not adversely affect our cholesterol level, but would even have positive effects on our health. So we are recommended to include butter in our diet.


Is camembert a fatty food?

Camembert possesses 20% of fat in the finished product (effective fat content). It is less fatty than is often thought.
So camembert, eaten in reasonable quantities, forms part of a balanced diet, and contributes to the recommended daily intake of calcium

What quantity of dairy products are we recommended to eat?

Nutritionists recommend the consumption of at least three dairy products per day. Example of a day's consumption: a glass of milk for breakfast, a yoghurt at lunch and a piece of cheese at dinne

How should milk be kept?

After opening the container, sterilized milk will keep for 2 to 3 days in the fridge (4°C to 8°C), which should be cleaned regularly to provide optimum storage conditions.

Is camembert bad for cholesterol?

A person in good health can eat a reasonable quantity of camembert without any increase in "bad" cholesterol. Eating two 30g portions of Président camembert per day for example will not increase your cholesterol level (according to a clinical nutritional study carried out by an independent laboratory on 65 adults aged 20 to 50 in good health).

What are the nutritional benefits of milk?

Milk is a food that contains:

  • Calcium, for the bones, as well as for the nervous and muscular systems,
  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, and D, which play an important role in the proper functioning of our organism,
  • Proteins, for the formation of tissues, including the muscles,
  • Minerals.

Does a runny camembert have more fat?

Whether it is chalky or runny, camembert has the same quantity of calories.

What is milk enriched with vitamins / minerals or with a guaranteed content of vitamins / minerals?

Some milks can have a guaranteed vitamin content: vitamins are added to the milk to make up for the slight loss that occurs during the pasteurization or sterilization and to restore the milk's natural vitamin content.

Some milks or milk-based drinks are enriched to meet the specific needs
of certain categories of consumers (children, adolescents, old people, pregnant women, etc.). When the milk is heated to destroy the micro-organisms, certain vitamins or essential trace elements like magnesium are partly destroyed. They can then be added to the milk to restore initial content.

How should camembert be kept?

Camembert should be kept at the bottom of the fridge, between 4°C and 8°C. The ideal is to keep it in its paper wrapper in its box.

What is lactose?

Lactose is the sugar of milk. Some people cannot digest this sugar well: they are intolerant of lactose. However, they can drink milk that has a reduced lactose content and thus enjoy all the other benefits of milk.

How can I choose a camembert for its taste?

To choose a camembert for its taste, it is important to check its maturity. Camembert acquires a stronger smell and becomes more runny as it matures. The less mature the camembert is, the more chalky and milder it will be.

Is the skin that forms on heated milk connected with the cream?

No, it forms through the agglomeration of milk proteins. To prevent it from forming, the milk should not be heated at too high a temperature.

What is the difference between emmental and gruyère?

Similarity :

Emmental and Gruyère

  • Are both cooked hard cheeses.
  • Are shaped like millstones and are matured for several months.
Some points of difference :

Emmental has holes whereas Gruyère does not.These holes develop during the maturing. When the cheese stays in the warm cellar (21 to 23°C), the (beneficial) bacteria present in the milk or added to it cause fermentation, which provokes the appearance of carbon dioxide. As this gas cannot escape, it comes together and forms bubbles inside the cheese which become the holes of the emmental.
Their manufacturing processes and their maturing conditions give these two cheeses quite different tastes.

How does emmental get its aromas?

Emmental is matured for several months in cheese dairy cellars called "fruitières" (lieu où il est fabriqué). During this period, its fruity aroma develops.

This complex aroma contains several elements: a salty aroma, sweetness, as well as tartness, which may be the cause of the "hot" taste of emmental. This blend of aromas gives the cheese its incomparable taste.

To dilute the taste of emmental, you can use it in salads, or melt it in a pizza, a toasted cheese and ham sandwich or in a fondue.

What are the nutritional benefits of goat's and sheep's milk?

Goat's milk and sheep's milk, which have a stronger taste that cow's milk, help to strengthen our bones thanks to the calcium.

How does Roquefort get its fine taste and quality?

Roquefort is a cheese made from unpasteurized whole sheep's milk. Only the milk of Laucane sheep, a breed formed from the selection of the best ewes in the Roquefort region, is used to produced Roquefort.
Manufactured in a specific geographic area, Roquefort is matured in natural cellars that are unique in the world, in compliance with the rules laid down for its AOC quality label.
Finally, thanks to the permanent monitoring of Master Cheese-Makers, guarantors of compliance with the traditions since 1842, the quality of Roquefort is constant, its blue veining is regular and its texture is creamy.

How can we dilute the taste of goat's and sheep's milk cheeses when we find them too strong?

Strong cheeses can be used in salads or sauces in small quantities to dilute their strong taste.

What is the difference between a cheese spread and a fromage frais spread?

Cheese spreads are made principally from cheese, whereas fromage frais spreads are made principally from fromage frais or cottage cheese.

What are the nutritional benefits of cheese spreads?

Highly practical and rich in calcium, cheese spreads are very suitable for children's snacks. They form part of a balanced diet.