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Difference Between Milk and Lactaid

Milk vs Lactaid

Milk and Lactaid milk are diary products that are different in many aspects. One of the main differences between Milk and Lactaid milk is that the latter contains no lactose.

Lactaid milk is preferred by people who have problems with digestion of lactose. Unlike milk, Lactaid milk contains only lactase enzymes, which break down the lactose into simple sugars — galactose and glucose. When the sugar is broken down, it becomes easy for the persons who have problems with lactose.

Lactid milk comes in low fat and fortified calcium and it serves the purpose of any other dairy product. One important factor that has to be noted is that Lactaid milk contains more of Vitamin D3, which helps in calcium absorption.

An eight ounce glass of milk contains eight grams of protein while a half a cup of Lactaid milk contains four gms of protein. In like manner, the carbohydrate level in a glass of milk is 11 gms, it is 6.5 gm in half a glass of lactaid milk.

While the fat content of milk depends on the type of milk , half a glass of Lactaid milk contains 2.5 gm of fat. In calcium content, both milk and Lactaid milk come with the same percentage.

When talking of other nutrients of milk, eight ounce glass of milk contains 30 per cent(Daily Value) of Vitamin B-12, 10 per cent(Daily Value) of Zinc, 25 percent of Vitamin D and ten per cent of Vitamin A.

On the other hand, a half glass of Lactaid milk contains 10 mg of cholesterol, five per cent of vitamin A, 25 per cent of calcium and 12.5 per cent of Vitamin D. This milk does not contain any Vitamin C.

Summary
1. Lactaid milk contains no lactose. Unlike milk, Lactaid milk contains only lactase enzymes, which break down the lactose into simple sugars — galactose and glucose.
2. Lactaid milk contains more of Vitamin D3, which helps in calcium absorption.
3. While the fat content of milk depends on the type of milk , half a glass of Lactaid milk contains 2.5 gm of fat.
4. The carbohydrate level in a glass of milk is 11 gm while it is 6.5 gm in half a glass of lactaid milk.
5. An eight ounce glass of milk contains 30 per cent of(Daily Value) Vitamin B-12, 10 per cent of (Daily Value) Zinc, 25 percent of(Daily Value) Vitamin D and ten per cent of Vitamin A. A half glass of Lactaid milk contains 10 mg of cholesterol, five per cent of vitamin A, 25 per cent of calcium and 12.5 per cent of Vitamin D.


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