Healthy food and life style
Cows and milk are cool!
- Cows have a very sophisticated sense of smell, and can smell something up to 9 km away.
- A cow produces an average of 25 litres of milk per day.
- In 1856, French scientist Louis Pasteur discovered that heating liquids at high temperatures kills bacteria. This process is called pasteurization, and it protects the purity and flavor of milk.
- The natural yellow color of butter comes mainly from the beta-carotene found in the grass cows eat.
- Cows drink an average of 150 litres of water each day.
- It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs because cow’s knees can’t bend properly to walk back down. Be aware of this when you invite a cow for a cup of coffee!
- Cows can produce 60 litres of saliva per day.
- The oldest ever recorded cow was named “Big Bertha”. She died 3 months short of her 49th birthday on New Year’s Eve in 1993. She also holds the record for breeding as she gave birth to 39 calves.
- A cow has to be a mom before she can produce milk.
- Children of ages 9-18 need 3 daily servings of dairy products. Only 30 percent of teenage boys and 12 percent of teenage girls meet this recommendation.
- Milk remains fresh for 7-10 days after the expiration date if refrigerated up to 4 C°.
- Cows have teeth only on the lower jaw.
- The number of cows needed to produce cheese for pizza restaurants all over the world exceeds the number of inhabitants of our country.