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September 1996 Issue

Milk in a Jug Is Easier to Lug, But There May Be a Price to Pay

Q. Some stores sell their milk both in jugs and in paperboard cartons. Is one better than the other? A. Yes. You're better off buying milk in paperboard cartons or in jugs that are pigmented white or creamy yellow, making them opaque enough that you can't see the milk. Why? Because when light hits milk, it destroys vitamin A and riboflavin (a B vitamin). And milk is one of your best sources of

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