June 14, 1990 |
Question: Can you give me some information about the food value of whey? I have been dripping nonfat yogurt to make a cheese as a substitute for butter on bread. The extracted whey makes a pleasant enough drink, but I want to know what may be lost to those in my family who don't drink it. Answer: "Nutritive Value of American Foods--In Common Units," U.S. Department of Agriculture Handbook No. 456, states one cup of fluid whey contains 64 calories, 2.2 grams protein, 0.7 grams fat, 12.