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The best way to store powdered milk
Milk in general is an essential ingredient on the dining table on a daily basis, whether in its fresh form for drinking, or as a dairy product, or as an ingredient in another dish or a piece of cake.
Today, there are many forms and types of milk, and the main difference between them is in the way the milk was processed and the conditions of its storage. In order to maintain its quality.
Powdered milk is the preferred alternative to natural milk for many women, and there are two types of dried milk, they are skimmed and full-fat, and powdered milk is a multi-use ingredient in every woman’s kitchen, it is used in preparing sweets and various recipes and when drinking tea or Nescafe and coffee,
Powdered milk is prepared by removing water from fresh milk. It has the same nutritional values found in fresh milk, and in the same quantities found in fresh milk from which it is derived. In many cases, more essential vitamins and minerals are added to dried milk, especially vitamin D, which contributes to increasing calcium absorption, and thus makes it very beneficial for bone health.
Sometimes we have a lot of unused milk overflowing after opening it, and you’re wondering, “How long does the milk powder last after opening the can?”
In general, milk powder is available as a whole milk powder that lasts 6-9 months, or as skim milk that lasts about two years. When its package is opened, the powdered milk should be stored in a cool, dry place, protected from moisture and sunlight. Tip: To avoid clumps, use cold water first to dissolve the powdered milk.
It is recommended to use airtight plastic or glass containers to preserve the milk, but bear in mind that the production and expiry date should be written on the container or on adhesive paper tape, as a reminder during the period of storage and use.
Although powdered milk is suitable for use within a period of one and a half years or 18 months from the date of its production, its consumption period should not exceed 3 months from the date of opening the package.
It is preferable to keep dried milk in the refrigerator, or a cool, dark place, not exposed to sunlight or direct heat, to avoid damage, noting its color and smell continuously.
Unopened milk powder can be used and stored from the expiry date printed on the package, and the shelf life of the milk powder depends on its type, for example, skim milk lasts longer than whole milk.
Ways to extend the shelf life of powdered milk
Be sure to keep it away from light and moisture, preferably in a dark place.
Also, make sure to keep it in its original packaging – as much as you can – to extend its shelf life, because transferring it to another package or bag spoils it quickly and reduces its shelf life.
Also, be sure to store it in a cool place, as temperature is a key factor in its shelf life. For example, store it in the freezer, refrigerator, or another way to extend its shelf life, making sure to put it inside an airtight bag to preserve its flavor.
Throw away powdered milk that produces a foul odor or yellow colour, as these are signs that the milk has spoiled. If the packaging appears to contain moisture, it may have been exposed to mold and bacteria growth, so it is best to throw it away if you have any doubts.