World Milk Day is observed around the world on 1 June, with the aim of emphasising the importance of milk and dairy products in the daily diet. The first World Milk Day was observed in 2001, at the initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which presents experiences from various countries and coordinates the celebrations of this festival of milk and dairy products.
This year’s central event for World Milk Day celebrations in Croatia was held in Sisak and was organised by the Croatian Dairy Union. Dairy experts educated the attendees on the importance of adding milk and dairy products to their daily diet, and the attendees had the opportunity to try the Kravica Kraljica Greek-style yoghurt and ABC fresh cream cheese.
Milk is a completely natural and highly nutritious food item that satisfies everyone’s needs. It contains a wealth of minerals, vitamins, high-value proteins and milk fat, and all of these ingredients are necessary for the normal functioning of every organism. Scientists have discovered that milk contains up to 40 different minerals, of which calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium are the most common. The quantities of the above minerals contained in milk have great physiological and nutritional value for our organisms. Today is the day to enjoy milk and dairy products!