Following our previous publications concerning the vitamin A and the vitamin C content of mothers' milk, cows' milk and cows' milk mixtures for infant feeding, the present paper concerns a corresponding investigation on canned milk.
From three to six samples were obtained of each variety of imported canned milk obtainable in Batavia in the retail trade and their vitamin A and vitamin C content was determined, according to the method described previously. The milk was diluted in the manner indicated on the label as adapted to infants about 3 months old.
It is not likely that in the preparation of canned milk there is any appreciable loss of vitamin A or of carotene, as heating has a destructive effect on vitamin A substances only when it is possible for oxygen to exercise its influence, which is avoided as far as possible in the process of canning milk. It is also
MEULEMANS O, HAAS JHD. VITAMIN A, CAROTENE AND VITAMIN C CONTENT OF CANNED MILK. Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(1):14-21. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980130023002