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Nonfat Powdered Milk

Nonfat powdered milk, also known as nonfat dry milk or skim milk powder, is a shelf-stable dairy product made by evaporating water from pasteurized nonfat (skim) milk. Rich in nutrients, powdered milk retains most of the original milk's vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins A and D. Offering the same essential nutrients without the fat content of whole milk, this versatile powder is a popular choice for health-conscious consumers or individuals with lactose intolerance. As a staple ingredient for many households, nonfat powdered milk is commonly rehydrated for drinking or can be incorporated directly into a wide variety of recipes, such as bread, pancakes, smoothies, and sauces. Its long shelf life makes it an ideal product for emergency food supplies or situations where refrigeration is not accessible.
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IN CANNED & DRY MILK
375
CAL / 100G
$0.57
AVG / OZ
nonfat powdered milk
62%
CARBS
0%
FAT
38%
PROTEIN
Nonfat Powdered Milk FAQ
Cooking with nonfat powdered milk can present a few challenges, mostly due to confusion about how to rehydrate it and incorporate it into recipes. The key is understanding that powdered milk is simply dehydrated milk, so adding water brings it back to life. Many people go wrong by using the incorrect water ratio, resulting in powdered milk that is weak or overly strong. A good rule of thumb is one part powdered milk to three parts water, although you should always follow package directions as brands may vary. To get the most out of your nonfat powdered milk, use it in recipes where the flavor of milk enhances the overall taste. It's excellent in baked goods, mashed potatoes, creamy sauces, and even coffee. Its versatility extends beyond cooking as the powdered bulk can be used as a skin hydrating mask or to repair cracked heels. Nonfat powdered milk also has some little-known tricks. You can mix it with OJ to get a creamy orange drink, add it to scrambled eggs to make them fluffier or substitute it for protein powder in shakes.
Can I mix nonfat powdered milk with orange juice?
How do I rehydrate nonfat powdered milk?
Can I more nonfat powdered milk to my bread recipe?
Does nonfat powdered milk contain lactose?
Can nonfat powdered milk be used in coffee?
Can I use nonfat powdered milk in scrambled eggs?
How to substitute nonfat powdered milk for liquid milk in recipes?
Can I use nonfat powdered milk in smoothies?
How to make hot chocolate with nonfat powdered milk?
Can nonfat powdered milk be used as a protein supplement?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does nonfat powdered milk expire?
Nonfat powdered milk can last anywhere from 2 to 5 years unopened, sitting in your pantry. This expiration date may vary depending on the brand or the packaging, but the general rule of thumb is that it can last quite long if stored correctly. Once opened, you can expect your nonfat powdered milk to retain its quality for about 18 months. While it won't necessarily go 'bad' after this point, the quality, flavor, and nutritional values can start to decline. When stored in a freezer, nonfat powdered milk's shelf life can be extended up to 10 years or more. However, when you thaw it, it's best to use it within a week for the best taste and nutritional value.
How do you tell if nonfat powdered milk is bad?
Detecting whether the nonfat powdered milk has gone bad or not is pretty straightforward. First, look for any signs of discoloration. If the usually white powder turns yellowish, it is an indicator of the milk powder being bad. Another sign is musty or stale odor. Finally, if you notice any lumps that don't disappear even after you've vigorously stirred the mixture, it's time to discard the milk powder.
Tips for storing nonfat powdered milk to extend shelf life
• Store the powdered milk in a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct light. • Use an airtight container for storage once the package is opened. This can prevent moisture and insects from getting in, which can spoil the powdered milk. • Label the container with the opening date. This helps you keep track of its freshness and when to consume it by. • If you choose to freeze your nonfat powdered milk, it's best to divide it into weekly portions before freezing, so you don't need to thaw the entire bag every time you need some.
EXPIRES WITHIN
3 - 5.5
YEARS
Equivalents
Health Info
Macros
12g
CARBS
0g
FAT
7g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
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