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Monday, May 14, 2007

 

For flavor, buy your milk in the dark, prof says

‘Does your milk taste like wet cardboard? Blame the bright lights in your market’s dairy section.

“Milk stored within a few inches of fluorescent light in translucent containers usually has a detectable oxidized flavor within two to four hours and a distinct off-flavor within 12 hours,” said Robert Marshall, University of Missouri food science professor.

Fluorescent lights in dairy cases create an oxidized off-flavor in milk that some experts call ‘burnt.’ The closer the milk container is to the light, and the longer it stays there, the greater the chance of an off-flavor, Marshall said in a statement.’




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