Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Milking a cow at your doorstep...

Early morning one more doorstep delivery takes me to a bit surprize, fresh cow's milk delivered on demand... despite the era of packaged milk there are many takers for the fresh options..

Cow's milk is so ubiquitous that it doesn't even need a description. Whether poured on breakfast cereal, have it with your morning tea/coffee or enjoyed alone as a cold glass of milk, this beverage has become a staple diet that can be enjoyed year-round...

Cow's milk, the basis for all other dairy products, promotes strong bones by being a very good source of vitamin D and calcium, and a good source of vitamin K--three nutrients essential to bone health. In addition, cow's milk is a very good source of iodine, a mineral essential for thyroid function; and a very good source of riboflavin and good source of vitamin B12, two B vitamins that are necessary for cardiovascular health and energy production. Cow's milk is also a good source of vitamin A, a critical nutrient for immune function, and potassium, a nutrient important for cardiovacular health. Refer ..
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Anonymous Wed Sep 06, 11:59:00 AM GMT+5:30  

most interesting! so, if u order fresh milk, the cow will be along for the delivery ?

Kate Wed Sep 06, 03:04:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Great picture. Important nutrition and important function!!

Lisi Wed Sep 06, 06:17:00 PM GMT+5:30  

now this is one of the things that I can never have imagined and known without DP blog...interesting post!

Anonymous Thu Sep 07, 12:06:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Any indian household that has a old age lady today will still prefer fresh cow milk over packaged one. Its not just for the milk, but also for the byproducts of it. They believe the quality of curd, mava and paneer made out of fresh milk is way better than packed one.

Unknown Thu Sep 07, 08:50:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks..keeps me going!

I agree the 'freshness' is the key..

Nathalie H.D. Thu Sep 07, 06:13:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Fresh milk THAT FRESH at your doorstep, I'd never heard of before. I remember as a child in France fetching the milk at the farm and the milk was still warm, but that beats it by far!
Thanks for this wonderful picture!
Greetings from Sydney Australia

Marie McC Thu Sep 07, 08:42:00 PM GMT+5:30  

This brings back such memories! We had a cow when I was four, and I used to love milking her. I cried when my parents sold her.

Unknown Fri Sep 08, 09:33:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks Natalie and Marie...

yes, when i saw it, i myself got bit amazed to see this is the most urban area and that to in a posh locality while on my morning walk over a weekend...

Sally Sat Sep 09, 05:51:00 PM GMT+5:30  

My ignorance - I never thought of milk as an Indian staple.

Anonymous Mon Sep 11, 06:07:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Well we certainly wouldn't see that around Melbourne! Maybe milking a kangaroo, but not a cow! lol!