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Can milk be non-lactose?

Milk naturally contains the sugar lactose. Lactose-free milk is made by 'pre-digesting' the lactose in the milk. This is done by adding the enzyme lactase to the milk. The enzyme breaks down the lactose and people who can't digest lactose… Full Answer

Does butter contain lactose?

Lactose, or milk sugar, is a natural component of milk. In regular milk, the lactose portion is 5%. In butter, the lactose portion is about 0.1%. Therefore, butter cannot be considered lactose-free. Full Answer

What does lactose do?

Firstly, I think you phrased this question wrong because lactose is a substrate. It is the job of lactase (and enzyme) to break down lactose. Some people are lactose intolerant because their bodies do not have enough lactase enzymes to… Full Answer