Powdered dry milk is a substance that is dissolved in hot water is used to substitute an alternative to real milk. The market offers powdered dry milk with low and high fat content. Powder milk is used as a raw material for various food products like cakes, bread, pastry and confectionery, meats, deli foods.
Largest exporter in the world of dairy products, including milk powder, is New Zealand. Today, there is a lot of demand for whole milk powder from China. Market experts predict that prices for whole milk powder, are likely in the long run to surpass their historical average by at least 50%.
Composition of milk powder
Nutritional and biological value of the dry (and restored) milk does not differ from that of fresh milk. The amount of protein in skimmed milk reaches 32%.
Among the trace elements in the dry milk are calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin P, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12, vitamin A.
Composition of baby milk
Soluble powder milk for infants includes: maltodextrin, vegetable oils, skimmed milk, whey, whey permeate, lactose, calcium citrate, calcium citrate, soy lecithin, calcium phosphate, sodium citrate, ascorbic acid, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, ferric sulfate, zinc sulphate, vitamin E, calcium pantothenate, culture Lactobacilus reuten, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, copper sulphate, vitamin B2, potassium iodide, folic acid, biotin, vitamin D3, sodium selenate, vitamin K1.
Method of production of milk powder
Dry milk was prepared as pasteurized milk is concentrated in a vacuum, resulting in a reduction of almost 4 times the volume. Then dried. Upon drying, the milk has very high solubility. As hinted above, milk is divided into 3 types:
- Full cream (25% fat)
- Half cream (15%)
Selecting and storing dry milk
The dry milk has up to 4% moisture, and its durability when not in air tight packaging is 3 months. In sealed packages- up to 8 months. Upon the addition of a certain amount of water (as specified) you get the so-called reconstituted milk.
Culinary use of milk powder
Dry milk can be introduced in cooking and used raw. As an alternative to the natural product, dry milk can be incorporated into pastries, cakes, creams, various sauces, smoothies, etc. We have a simple recipe for French toast with powdered milk.
Required products: eggs - 4, white bread - 9-10 slices, oil - 4/5 cup (200 ml), powdered milk - 2/3 cups (180 ml) dissolved in warm water, yogurt - 2 tablespoons, baking soda - 1 tsp, salt
Preparation: Mix the baking soda with the yogurt and add the beaten in advance eggs. The reconstituted dry milk should be hot, add a little salt and a pinch of sugar. In this mixture, evenly dip each slice and drop to fry in preheated oil on both sides. Finished slices are drained on kitchen paper or a grid.