Sunday, November 29, 2009

Milk in Turkey

A very large percentage of the milk available in supermarkets and grocery stores is irradiated milk. This means that the milk has been exposed to ultraviolet light, thereby allowing it to have a shelf life of years rather than days. This type of milk can be found in North America and Europe as well, but is less common and did not really catch on as a useful way to store milk for everyday use. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this milk, and it is available in all fat percentages. Lactose free milk is fairly common in most supermarkets as well. Soy milk is less common but can be found. Once opened, the milk does spoil within a couple of weeks, its shelf life only applies when it is still vacuum packed. If you live in a rural area or small village, fresh milk and dairy products will definately be available!

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