Milk

Delaware State Beverage

MilkandStrawberry.jpg

Strawberry and milk

Strawberry and milk; photo by Stefan Lins on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Milk

Milk was designated the official state beverage of Delaware in 1983. Milk has been called a nearly perfect food - a source of protein, calcium, and several other important nutrients.

Each dairy cow produces about 6.5 gallons of milk per day. Less than half of this milk is consumed as a beverage - the rest is used for butter, cheese, ice cream, milk powder and other processed products.

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Images

Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt (public domain photo from USDA: Facts about Dairy Products).

Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt

Holstein calf photo by Ian Hayhurst on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution | share alike).

Holstein dairy cow calf

Videos

Dancing Cows?