What is good for us regular milk or boiled milk ? First of all we need to understand which type of milk we are using than it’s depend on whether we have to boil it or not. We need to understand the difference between UHT or ultra-high temperature and regular milk. Your Amul taaza which has a total life of 6month is regular milk but has undergone UHT. Now even without boiling we can safely consumed the regular milk(Amul taaza). Let’s discuss regular milk or boiled milk.
Regular pasteurization sometimes isn’t regulated well and while it should be safe, better to boil once again.
First, keep in mind that even raw milk is relatively safe to consume for healthy adults. The purpose of boiling isn’t to kill pathogens, but to prevent spoilage. The pathogens that do survive passage into milk aren’t killed by simple home cooking, which is to heat milk simply to the point of foaming, which isn’t the same as boiling.
Milk dairies have a sophisticated pasteurization in place to prevent pathogens making their way to the consumer. Be assured that the packet milk is safe to consume, straight out of the packet. Boiling the milk is really to prevent spoilage after contamination from the cooking pot.
With no refrigerated trucks and proper cold storage facilities in the supply chain in India, the milk starts spoiling pretty much once it’s out from the milk factory. Bacteria start to grow if the temperature of the milk goes above 4C. Which is why it is important to maintain constant low temperature after pasteurization, while with a sealed UHT milk, you can store it at room temperature until it expires, you still need to refrigerate UHT milk once it’s been opened.
The practice of cooking milk has more to do with sterilizing the milk container, not the milk. So just boil before drinking anyways as in India, I would trust my milk to be maintained in a constant low temperature from the factory to my house. It’s perfectly fine to pasteurized milk directly without boiling. If you are in any developed country.
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