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Does pasteurization affect the nutritional value of milk?

Many studies have shown that pasteurization does not significantly change the nutritional value of milk—pasteurized milk is rich in proteins, carbohydrates, and other nutrients. Heat slightly affects a few of the vitamins found in milk—thiamine, vitamin B12, and vitamin C—but milk is only a minor source of these vitamins.

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