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Are Scotsburn products made from Canadian milk?

Scotsburn offers to consumers high quality products using 100% Canadian milk.

Is sugar added to milk?

Nope, that’s nature’s job! Our milk contains lactose, a natural sugar found in milk

What other nutrients are found in milk?

In each glass of milk, you’ll get plenty of the good stuff. In addition to calcium and vitamin D, you’ll also find vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin A, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium.

For more information about all the nutritional good stuff found in milk, visit: https://www.dairynutrition.ca/nutrients-in-milk-products

How much vitamin A is there in milk?

The short answer? Just the right amount. But to be a bit more specific, skim, 1%, and 2% milk contain no less than 1,200 IUs of vitamin A per litre, which works out to 10% of our daily intake per 250mL serving. There isn’t any added to 3.25% homogenized milk because it’s got enough vitamin A as is.

How much vitamin D is there in milk?

Great question. Milk has up to 400 international units of vitamin D per litre. That means with every 250mL serving, you’ll get 45% of the recommended daily amount. And your bones will thank you!

Do you produce any gluten free products?

We sure do. Feel free to enjoy our milk, chocolate milk, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, holiday nog cream, whipping cream, and buttermilk, because all of our products—like all dairy—are gluten free.

How do I store milk to keep it fresh?

It’s actually quite simple. For maximum freshness and enjoyment, it’s best to keep milk as cool as possible — ideally between 1° and 4° Celsius. If your trip home from the grocery store takes a while, that’s ok. Just make sure you bring an insulated cooler with you to be on the safe side. In your fridge, make sure your milk is kept on the shelves where it can get nice and cold.

But what happens if your milk is accidentally left at room temperature for a half hour? Well, you’d better make another trip to the grocery store, because it is likely not safe to drink. And one more thing — be sure to keep all your dairy products away from strong-smelling foods.

I have an egg allergy. Can I drink your holiday nog?

Absolutely, the more the merrier! To make sure those of us with egg allergies can enjoy this holiday tradition, our holiday nog has been reformulated to contain no egg products. Now everyone can raise a glass to the holiday season.

When is your holiday nog available in-store?

Our Vanilla Holiday Nog can be found on shelves in the few weeks leading up to Easter, while both Regular and Vanilla Holiday Nog are available as of October.

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Am I consuming enough calcium every day?

dairynutrition.ca has lots of great information to help you determine whether or not you’re getting enough calcium every day.

Can I freeze milk and/or milk products?

We don’t really recommend it, but milk can survive in your freezer for up to three whole months if its frozen before the best before date. After thawing, you might see a bit of separation between the fluid and the fat, but that’s normal — just mix it well and enjoy.

Did you know that you can also freeze unopened holiday nog for up to two months if it’s frozen before its best before date? But be sure not to freeze cream, sour cream and cottage cheese because it can affect the texture.

Does chocolate milk contain any nutrients?

Absolutely! A glass of chocolate milk provides 13 essential nutrients. You might also be surprised to learn that compared to an equal serving of most unsweetened fruit juices, chocolate milk contains the same amount of sugar.

Does pasteurization affect the nutritional value of milk?

Not really, no. The quality and quantity of calcium, protein, riboflavin or vitamin A in milk stays the same.

Does skim milk contain fewer nutrients than other types of milk

Skim milk contains all the same healthy goodness as other milk. And the best part? Less fat and few calories. In fact, 250mL of our skim milk has 0.3 g of fat and only 90 calories, making it a pretty guilt-free (and delicious) snack.

How much calcium does one serving of milk have?

Quite a bit. Each glass of milk provides you with 30% of the recommended daily intake of calcium, so, 3-4 250 mL glasses of milk a day should get you to your ideal daily amount.

What does the best before date mean?

This is a reminder of how long your unopened dairy will keep its fresh, quality taste and nutrition in the fridge, provided it’s stored between 1° and 4° Celsius.

What does vitamin D have to do with healthy bones?

A healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and regular physical activity, help to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.. Milk is an excellent source of both calcium and vitamin D.

What is homogenization?

It’s basically a fancy word for breaking milk fats into very, very small particles. This keeps the fat evenly distributed, ensuring a smooth and delicious glass of milk with every pour.

What is pasteurization?

You might not realize it, but before you can enjoy a cold glass of our milk, we have to heat it up pretty high. This process is called pasteurization, and it helps get rid of all harmful bacteria. So, not only is our milk safe to drink, but it tastes great too!

What is the daily recommended consumption of a dairy product?

You don’t really have to worry about being exact with this one, but Canada's Food Guide recommends the following servings to help you meet your daily needs:

  • 250mL(1 cup) of homogenized milk, 2% milk, 1% milk, 0.5% milk or skim milk
  • 250mL (1 cup) of 2% chocolate milk or 1% chocolate milk
  • 125g (1/2 cup) of cottage cheese

What is the source of vitamin D in milk?

Well, that depends on the kind of milk. Because some natural vitamin D is lost when fat is removed from skim, 1%, and 2% partly skimmed milk, we top it up with additional vitamin D.

Why does my milk go sour before the best before date on the packaging?

No one likes it when milk goes sour. But when it does, this could be because it’s been stored improperly. Just be sure to keep it cool at all times — simple as that!

Why is calcium so important?

Unfortunately for our bodies, we can’t make calcium whenever we want. The good news? No matter which type of milk is your favourite, they’re all an excellent source of calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth.

Why is milk called skim, partly skimmed 1%, partly skimmed 2%, and homogenized?

Glad you asked! All milk contains a certain amount of fat. These percentages just reflect how much is actually in the milk. The higher the percentage, the more fat per serving. If you’d like a little more detail on the fat content in our milk, have a look below:

  • Skim milk has less than 0.3% fat or less than 0.3g of fat per 100g of milk
  • 1% partly skimmed milk has 1g of fat per 100g of milk
  • 2% partly skimmed milk has 2g of fat per 100g of milk
  • Homogenized milk has 3.25g of fat per 100g of milk

About us
Who manufactures the products on this website?

Since 2014, Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. has been producing these delicious products. To find out more about us, be sure to visit the history from 1900, to today page.