Milk

South Carolina State Beverage

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Milk

Milk; photo by guilherme pavan on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Milk

Milk was recognized as the official state beverage of South Carolina in 1984. Dairy farms are found in almost every county of South Carolina, and the dairy industry is a 100 million dollar enterprise for the state.

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

Glass of milk; photo by Sprogz on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Glass of milk

Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt; public domain photo from USDA Kids Corner: Facts about Dairy Products.

Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt

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

Strawberry and milk

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

Holstein dairy cow calf

Videos

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