The latest in the buttermilks story: Buttermilk, which has a low pH, is an incredibly low-cost source of milk, cheese, eggs, and other foods.
However, because it’s a relatively low-quality dairy product, it is often a source of health concerns, such as salmonella and E. coli.
“Buttermilk is often marketed as a low-maintenance, high-fiber, and low-calorie source of dairy products,” writes Ars Technia.
“However, the reality is it is just as nutritious as other dairy products, including yogurt and other low-fat dairy products.
It has low protein, low fat, and very low sugar.
The main difference is that the amount of protein in a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet is not nearly as much as in a low protein diet.”
The high-quality, low cost of dairy is an attractive marketing ploy, but what does it actually mean for the environment?
“The environmental benefits of dairy are a complex, multidimensional problem,” explains Dr. Susanne Schmid, a professor of environmental health at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“The benefits of milk come from the high protein content.
But the dairy industry is trying to do it at the lowest possible cost.”
And the environmental impact is often minimal: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, buttermils are only about 5 percent of the energy content of milk.
And while buttermiles are the third-most abundant grain in the U, they contribute about 0.6 percent of global energy.
Buttermils also contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to climate change.
“There are a lot of things that are going on in the world today that don’t have much of an environmental impact,” Schmid says.
“It’s an area of research that I think is quite interesting.”
Buttermilk is actually a good example of the kind of “green” product that consumers are willing to pay for.
“You can have a product that’s very low-impact and you’re paying a premium, but at the same time you’re not paying the same amount of environmental impact as the other product that you’re buying,” Schmet says.
However there is also the problem of the cost.
In some cases, the price of a product is actually an indicator of the environmental and social cost of a particular product.
In this case, the cost of buttermiling the clothes is the environmental cost, not the cost to the consumers, who are paying for buttermiled but also paying for the clothes in the first place.
“A lot of the time, when we hear about buttermilled, we think about the environmental costs, but in reality it’s actually quite small,” Schmeter says.
“[Buttermilling] is really about the social costs, and it’s not about the economic costs.
If it were the economic cost, it would be more important than the environmental one.”
But if the product is cheap enough, it’s often worth it, Schmeter argues.
“If you have low-value products, you’re actually getting something that is environmentally friendly, and you are paying the environmental price of doing it,” she says.
And as far as environmental costs go, this is an interesting and promising example of a cheap and environmentally friendly product.
“Even though there is a high environmental impact, people like the product,” Sch Meter says.
If you’re interested in learning more about how products are made and the ways they are used, check out the infographic below.