Pelwatte Dairy’s Pelwatte Nonfat Milk Powder (PNFMP) is a dairy product that offers more health benefits compared to regular Full Cream Milk Powder (FCMP) as it has lower calorific value and less ‘fat content’.
The difference of the calorific value between FCMP & NFMP is in calories; though it may not seem like much, the lowered calorific values have a cumulative beneficial effect. It helps in overall reduction of body weight as “fat free milk powder” contains less fat in comparison to regular FCMP. Importantly, it helps in limiting your ‘saturated fat’ intake which impacts your cardiovascular health as any saturated fat in your diet increases the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood. Therefore, in contrast, nonfat milk powder such as Pelwatte (per serving) contains just 0.2g fat and just 0.1g of saturated fat, the company said in a media release.
Suneth Gunathilaka, the Research and Development Manager of Pelwatte explains: “Our dairy products are entirely made locally and are incomparable in freshness to the many other dairy products in the market that are imported. This is a unique value proposition we offer to our Sri Lankan consumers. Our Non-Fat Milk Powder is equally ‘nutrient dense’ on par with imported milk powders. Therefore, we take these quality offerings a step further with Pelwatte Non-Fat Powdered Milk (PNFPM). This is a go-to dairy product for the health conscious consumer segment in Sri Lanka.”
Pelwatte Nonfat Milk Powder (PNFMP) has a real dairy flavour and is light cream in colour that helps to maintain the body weight of its consumers. In addition to be containing lesser amounts of saturated fatty acids, PNFMP has added nutritional benefits that provide for bone composition – maintaining supply of nutrients such as protein, calcium, Vitamin D & Vitamin A. It has fewer calories and higher amounts of vitamins than whole milk powder. PNFMP reduces blood sugar, cholesterol levels, cardiovascular problems, and is invaluable in weight management.
But it is not freely available in the markets at Kohuwela, where all supermarkets are full of sweetened milk of several brands.