Let us read the Nestle Milo Label. Milo contains Actigen-E and Protomalt to help energize body and mind.
Good to Know
Milo contains the malt extract PROTOMALT®. It is a mixture of different type of carbohydrates that provide energy and nutrients that the body needs.
MILO® also contains ACTIGEN-E®. A combination of B vitamins and micronutrients — a good source of niacin, iron and calcium with enriched level of Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B5 and B8, Magnesium and Vitamin C — to help optimize the release of energy from protein, carbohydrates and fat in your food.
PROTOMALT and ACTIGEN-E are propriety of Nestle. Halal Certified tonic/energy drink.
Milo is made up of extract of malted barley, milk solids (may contain skimmed milk, whey, milk powder), sugars, cocoa, vegetable oils (containing one or more of the following: palm oil, palm olein, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, soya oil, corn oil, rapeseed oil, sunflower oil), buffer salts, Actigen-E vitamins( Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B8,Vitamin B2) iron pyrophosphate, vanillin, creamer and maldotextrin.
For this product ( and others like Ovaltine and cocoa in powder form), the ingredient cocoa, means cocoa mass that has been expelled out of butter and pulverized. It is mainly used for drinks, chocolate flavorings, bakery goods and lower quality chocolate. The butter on the other hand goes to pharmaceutical industry and high quality chocolate production.
Cocoa butter cost is at least more than double of the intact mass. On average, the commodity has 50% butter. If the press can push out 40%, then cost of production is already covered by butter alone. The remaining is by-product, transformed into various commodities. We buy it because of its affordable cost and ease of use.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.