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    Lactose content of foods


    • This is a list of lactose content of some common food items.Dairy products contain varying amounts of lactose, depending on processing methods. Milk consumed with other products (such as chocolate, cereal) may greatly improve tolerability. The amount of lactose leading to symptoms varies between individuals.


      Food Lactose content percentage
      Whey 39 - 78
      Milk powder 36 - 52
      Coffee creamer 35 - 55
      Milk, condensed 10 - 16
      Milk, low fat 4 - 5
      Milk, whole fat (cow, goat, sheep) 4 - 5
      Milk, chocolate 4
      Cream, half and half 4
      Cream, light 4
      Cream, sour 4
      Yogurt, whole milk 4
      Ice cream 3 - 8
      Buttermilk 3 - 5
      Cream, whipping 3
      Yogurt, low fat 2 - 7
      Cheese, ricotta 1 - 5
      Cheese, cottage or cream 1 - 3
      Cheese, mozzarella 1 - 3
      Sherbet 1 - 2
      Butter 0.5 - 1
      Cheese, feta 0.5
      Cheese, brie 0.1 - 1
      Cheese, camembert 0.1 - 1
      Cheese, Parmesan 0.1 - 1
      Cheese, emmentaler (“Swiss”) 0 - 3
      Cheese, appenzeller 0.1 - 1
      Cheese, gruyere 0.1 - 1
      Cheese, tilsiter 0.1 - 1
      Sheep cheese 0.1

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