UHT & Fresh Milk

UHT & Fresh Milk

Did you know that the milk you buy at your local store is heat-treated? But, do you know the difference between a UHT milk found on ambient shelf and the fresh milk in the chilled part?


Compared to fresh milk (or pasteurized milk), UHT milk has been sterilized at a higher temperature, but for a shorter time.

This leads to a greater reduction in bacteria and heat resistant enzymes in comparison to fresh milk.

This is why UHT milk have a very long shelflife, up to several months, and found in the ambient part of your store, whereas fresh milk must be kept refrigerated before and after opening and be consumed very quickly.