Reading Ingredients Labels

2013-06-20 17.02.07

Dairy: Of, for, or relating to milk or milk products.

Whether you are avoiding dairy because you are allergic, intolerant, vegan or simply for health reasons, it is essential to recognise all the words in ingredient lists that means a product contains dairy. For the first few months after my son went dairy free, I spent a lot longer than normal in the supermarket, checking labels for ingredients. After a while you will easily recognise the dairy free products and it will be second nature to fire them into the trolley but when checking it helps to know exactly what you are looking for on the ingredients list. Here are some of the most common words meaning contains dairy:

  • Butter
  • Butter Fat
  • Butter Solids
  • Buttermilk
  • Buttermilk Powder
  • Casein
  • Cheese 
  • Condensed Milk
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cream
  • Curds
  • Custard
  • Dry Milk Powder
  • Dry Milk Solids
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Lactose
  • Lactulose
  • Low-Fat Milk
  • Malted Milk
  • Milk
  • Milk Derivative
  • Milk Fat
  • Milk Powder
  • Milk Protein
  • Rennet 
  • Skimmed Milk Powder
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Sour Cream
  • Milk Solids
  • Condensed Milk
  • Whey
  • Whey Powder
  • Whey Protein
  • Whole Milk
  • Yogurt
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