Strength of Nandini
- Strong Brand Name
- Wide Distribution Network
- Affordable Price
- Availability & Accessibility Good
- Known for Purity & Quality
- Basket of Products – 68 Products
- Farmers Cooperative Institution
- Amul Pattern Organisation
- ISO & HACCP Certified Dairy
Importance of Milk
Milk is nature’s ideal food for infants and growing children.The importance of milk in our diet has been recognized since Vedic times, and all modern research has only supported and reinforced this view. In fact, milk is now considered not only desirable but essential from the time the child is born. The baby is recommended to be breast-fed until it is weaned and thereafter given cow/buffalo/goat milk till he or she reaches 12 years of age.
The National Institute of Nutrition has recommended a minimum of 300 gms daily intake of milk for children between 1-3 years of age and 250 gms for those between 10-12 years.
Milk is almost an ideal food. It has high nutritive value. It supplies body-building proteins, bone-forming minerals and health-giving vitamins and furnishes energy-giving lactose and milk fat. Besides supplying certain essential fatty acids, it contains the nutrients in an easily digestible and assimilable form. All these properties make milk an important food for pregnant mothers, growing children, adolescents, adults, invalids, convalescents and patients alike.
Milk Definition and its composition
Milk may be defined as the whole, fresh, clean, lacteal secretion obtained by complete milking of one or more healthy milch animals, excluding that obtained within 15 days before or 5 days after calving or such periods as may be necessary to render the milk practically colostrum-free and containing the minimum prescribed percentages of milk fat and milk-solids-not-fat. In India, the term ‘milk’, when unqualified, refers to cow or buffalo milk, or a combination thereof. Milk SNF means Milk Solids-not-Fat, comprising protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, etc in milk other than milk fat. Cow milk contains, on average, 3.4% protein, 3.6% fat, and 4.6% lactose, 0.7% Minerals and supplies 66 kcal of energy per 100 grams.
Essential Nutrients in Milk
Milk is a powerful nutrition package containing nine essential nutrients including calcium, protein and potassium. Milk is the perfect beverage for today’s kids and teens.
- Calcium :Milk and dairy products are an important source of calcium. Apart from bone health, Calcium also plays vital role in blood clotting, nerve conduction, muscle contraction, regulation of enzyme activity, cell membrane function and blood pressure regulation.
- Niacin :Keeps enzymes functioning normally and helps the body process sugars and fatty acids. It is also important for the development of the nervous system.
- Potassium :Regulates the body’s fluid balance and blood pressure. It is also needed for muscle activity and contractions.
- Protein :Milk is a good source of low-cost high quality protein, which is readily digested. This protein is important for a number of bodily functions — vital to brain development and the growth of body tissues.
- Riboflavin :Helps produce energy in the body’s cells and plays a vital role in the development of the nervous system.
- Vitamin A :Maintains normal vision and skin. Helps regulate cell growth and integrity of the immune
- Vitamin B-12 :Essential for the growth and health of the nervous system. Linked to normal activity of folic acid and is involved in blood formation.
- Vitamin D :Promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and influences bone mineralization, the strengthening of bones.
Health Benefits of Milk
- Milk is an excellent source of calcium which helps in protecting the body from major chronic ailments, such as cancerous chemicals, bone loss, arthritic condition, migraine headaches, pre-menstrual syndrome, obesity in children, and facilitates in losing unwanted fats.
- By providing sufficient amounts of protein, milk facilitates in optimum growth and body repair and maintenance for adults without looking for alternative sources of protein, especially for vegetarians.
- Milk contains several essential vitamins that are necessary for vital functions of the body. While riboflavin and vitamin B12 help in energy production and proper nerve functioning, vitamin B prevents anemia and helps in the production of red blood cells. Additionally, riboflavin provides cardiovascular benefits, thereby benefiting the heart.
- A good source of vitamin A, milk is important for the health of epithelial and mucosal tissues which are the body”s first line of defense against invading organisms and toxins.
- Regular consumption of milk is significant for maintaining excellent dental health, since it protects the enamel surface against acidic substances. As such, young kids should be encouraged to drink milk to reduce the risk of decayed teeth and weak gums.
- The human body requires replenishment of body fluids at regular intervals, thereby deeming body fluids highly essential. Milk provides good amount of water molecules and is considered the best fluid for rehydration.
- Milk contains several essential vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for various body functions. Vitamins A and B which are necessary for eyesight and increasing RBC count. Potassium present in milk protects the heart and helps in maintaining blood pressure and proper nerve transmission.
- Milk contains several essential vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for various body functions. Vitamins A and B which are necessary for eyesight and increasing RBC count. Potassium present in milk protects the heart and helps in maintaining blood pressure and proper nerve transmission.provides cardiovascular benefits, thereby benefiting the heart.
- The rich amount of iodine found in milk greatly helps in the secretion of essential thyroid hormones, thyroxin. Thyroid hormones are required in metabolism in every cell of the body and hence, play a vital role in virtually all physiological functions. Regular consumption of milk prevents iodine deficiency which can otherwise have a devastating impact on your health and well-being.
- Studies reveal that women with regular intake of milk have lowered risks of developing breast cancer as compared to women with lowest average milk intake.
Class and Type of Milk
|Type of Milk
(% Not less than)
(% Not less than)
|Buffalo Milk (Karnataka)
|Full Cream Milk
|Not more than 0.5
Raw milk procured from villages, contain numerous pathogenic and spoilage bacteria. These microorganisms, if allowed to grow, multiply at logarithmic rate and produce many toxins and enzymes and spoil milk. Hence milk is processed by heat treatment in dairies.
Various types of heat-treatment given to milk are as below :
- PasteurizationThe term Pasteurization has been coined after its inventor, Louis Pasteur of France. Pasteurization refers to the process of heating every particle of milk to at C for 15 seconds (or to any temperature-time combination which is?least 72 equally efficient), in approved and properly operated equipment. In this process, pasteurization, the milk is immediately cooled to 6 pathogenic and spoilage organisms are destroyed. Normally pasteurized milk is packed in sachets and shall be stored under refrigeration conditions, so as to prevent the growth of remaining organisms in milk. Pasteurized milk has a shelf life of 2 days when stored and transported under refrigeration conditions. This milk is boiled and consumed in Indian homes.
- HomogenizationAny of the above class and type of milk may be homogenized. Homogenized milk is milk which has been treated in such a manner as to ensure break-up of the fat globules in milk to such an extent that after storage no visible cream separation occurs on the milk. Milk is homogenized using a high-precision & expensive equipment known as Homogenizer, which consists of a high pressure piston pump to force milk at high pressures (and velocity) through a narrow opening between the homogenizing valve and its seat; the fat globules in the milk are thereby sub-divided into smaller particles of more uniform size. Cream layer formation does not take place in homogenized milk. Milk pack, that is available in the market, contains printed details about the type of heat-treatment that the milk contained in the pack has undergone – Pasteurized / Sterilized / Ultra High Treated (UHT); the class of milk as per PFA Act – Toned / Double Toned / Full Cream Milk / Cow Milk / Buffalo Milk / Skim Milk; if any other processing – Homogenized, etc. For instance, if Toned Milk is pasteurized and also homogenized, it is designated as “Pasteurized Homogenized Toned Milk.”
Nandini Milk – Milk for every age group
NANDINI Milk is available in a variety of forms that are differentiated by their milk fat and other solids contents. Nutrition Facts on milk sachets can help you make choices for your family. Nutrition facts provided is for 100 ml of milk.
|Double Toned Milk
|Full Cream Milk
|48 K cal
|60 K cal
|70 K cal
|90 K cal
|81 K cal
|of which Sugar (Lacotse)