The Milk Quiz
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The Milk Quiz

Test your knowledge of milk with this quiz! Learn about the essential characteristics and natural function of milk, including its complex composition and primary purpose in the animal kingdom.

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Questions and Answers

What is the primary natural function of milk?

Nutrition of the young

What are the carbohydrates present in milk primarily composed of?

Lactose

What is the color of milk?

White

What is the pH of milk?

<p>Near neutrality</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the lipids in milk composed of?

<p>Triglycerides</p> Signup and view all the answers

Is milk primarily for the nutrition of the young?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Is milk a secretion of the mammary glands of mammals?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Is milk a homogeneous liquid with a simple composition?

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Is lactose a primary carbohydrate present in milk?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Is milk an emulsion of fats under the globular form in a liquid?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Milk Composition and Characteristics

  • Primary natural function of milk is for the nutrition of the young.
  • Carbohydrates in milk are primarily composed of lactose, a disaccharide.
  • Milk is white or light yellow in color due to the presence of casein and fat molecules.
  • pH of milk is slightly acidic, ranging from 6.5 to 6.7.
  • Lipids in milk are composed of triglycerides, phospholipids, and cholesterol.
  • Milk is a secretion of the mammary glands of mammals, produced for the nourishment of their young.
  • Milk is not a homogeneous liquid with a simple composition, but rather a complex mixture of water, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
  • Lactose is a primary carbohydrate present in milk, broken down into glucose and galactose during digestion.
  • Milk is an emulsion of fats under the globular form in a liquid, with casein proteins stabilizing the fat molecules.

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