World Milk Day
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Every year 1 June is celebrated as World Milk Day to draw attention to the activities related to the dairy sector.
The day is celebrated to recognize milk as a global food and to celebrate the dairy industry.
The World Milk Day 2022 theme is 'Dairy Net Zero'.
It is celebrated every year on 1 June as World Milk Day since 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
26 November is celebrated as National Milk Day, the birth anniversary of Varghese Kurien, father of white revolution and father of milk production in India.
Some other facts related to milk and milk products
India is the largest milk producer in the world accounting for 22 per cent of the global production. Next come the United States, China, Pakistan and Brazil.
Uttar Pradesh is the largest milk producing state in India and accounts for more than 17% of the total milk production in India.
The availability of milk in India is 406 grams per person per day.
Ordinary milk consists of 85 percent water and the remaining part consists of solid elements i.e. minerals and fats.
Milk is rich in protein, calcium and riboflavin (Vitamin B-2).
Milk also contains vitamins A, D, K and E, including phosphorus, magnesium, iodine, and many minerals and fats and energy.
The purity of milk is measured by a lactometer.
National Milk Research Institute is located in Karnal (Haryana).
An organic compound called lactose is found in milk.
Fresh milk has a pH of 6, when milk turns into curd, its pH becomes less than 6.
Lactobacillus bacteria help in curdling from milk.
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