lactose lactose  /ˈlæk toʊs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk

Usage(s):

  1. Some were filled with inert lactose or powdered chalk.
  2. The result is a low-lactose milk that can be consumed directly, converted to yogurt or cheese, or dried to make other milk-based food products.
  3. To use lactose as fuel, the body must first break it down into two simpler sugars: glucose and galactose.

News

  1. Expanding Application Areas Spur Demand for Lactose, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

    GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Lactose markets. Global market for Lactose is projected to reach US$1.4 billion by 2018, driven by growing consumption in food, pharmaceutical, animal feed, and fuel ethanol industries. (PRWeb July 01, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/lactose_market/inhalation_grade_lactose/prweb10888310.htm
    on July 1, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Cargill clarifies non-dairy cheese product

    Cargill recently released an ingredient, Lygomme ACH Optimum, that offers food manufacturers a non-dairy cheese alternative for people with lactose intolerance and an opportunity for vegans to enjoy a product that has the characteristics and taste of cheese, but without any animal-derived ingredients.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Dairy Herd

  3. Chef Feker prepares Goat Cheese Patties

    Chef Feker joins Wake Up to prepare Goat Cheese Patties with beet sauce. This is a recipe even lactose intolerant people...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: FOX 6 Milwaukee

Quotes

  1. Watts says, "I have lost 75 per cent of my brain power. It halved and then halved again. It's not just the sleep deprivation, it's the breast feeding. I call it the lactose lobotomy."
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Naomi Watts Source: Contactmusic.com

  2. "Although I am lactose intolerant, milk and dairy products are an important part of my diet. I rely on LACTAID(R) Milk to ensure I drink real, delicious milk everyday and consume the nutrients necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle," said...
    on Sep 21, 2009 By: Angelica Vale Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  3. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070530/NYW013 ) "Lactose intolerance is a common condition for African-Americans. I am also lactose intolerant and used to avoid dairy because I did not want the stomach discomfort that followed,"...
    on May 30, 2007 By: Victoria Rowell Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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