Pros And Cons Of Milk Powder

Powdered milk is considered to be the best alternative to liquid milk as it is quite inexpensive. It is often used in various recipes as it helps to enhance the taste and nutritional value of food products. There are various benefits and disadvantages of using this powder.

One of the greatest benefits of using this powder is that it is cost effective compared to the ordinary milk. However, most people find the taste of powdered milk quite different. The consistency and flavor of the product is also quite different. Moreover, this powder is often made from non-fat and low-fat milk so this affects the flavor of the product.

Milk Powder

Another benefit of using these products is that it offers the same level of nutrition present in regular milk. Therefore it can be mixed into puddings, ice creams and other products. However, powdered milk seldom mixes well. It can form lumps and may appear quite unappetizing.

Another feature of powdered products is that it should be stored at the right temperature in a cool and dark atmosphere. Once the packet is opened, it should be consumed within a stipulated frame of time, although it is safe and nutritious to consume within a year.

Milk Powders

In the earlier days, even powdered milk caused allergies in people with lactose intolerance. However, today, there are milk formulas with low lactose that can be consumed by people suffering from milk allergies.

Although the powdered form taste a bit different from the original milk, it is essential to note that the taste can seldom be differentiated when it is used in cakes, ice creams and other food products. It is often added in food items to enrich its nutritional supplement as it is an essential source of calcium.

There are regular and instant powdered milk which is easily available today. The instant powdered milk should be used immediately after it is mixed where as the regular powdered products can be stored in the refrigerators for a longer period of time.

Even though, milk powder has many pros and cons, it is one product which is used largely in most of the countries as an alternative to milk.


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