Today, the term "powdered milk" is often used, and some consumers are sure that powdered milk is a chemical and an unnatural powder. In fact, this is one of the common myths.
Powdered milk is like dried tomatoes. You put them in the oven, dry them - and what happens? Dry tomato is the same, not a chemical element. So it is with milk.
To obtain it, cow's milk is normalized, pasteurized and condensed. Then condensed milk is homogenized (like stirring), then it is dried on special sprayers at a temperature of 150-180 ° C. All! At no stage is anything chemical added there.
Pasteurization is a heat treatment in which the product is heated to 72 - 75 degrees Celsius for 2-3 minutes. With this technology, useful properties are preserved in the product and bacteria that are dangerous to human health are destroyed.
The technical regulations of the Customs Union for milk and dairy products tell us this:
"skimmed milk powder" - dry milk product in which the mass fraction of milk solids is at least 95 percent, the mass fraction of milk protein in dry skimmed milk substances is at least 34 percent and the mass fraction of milk fat is no more than 1.5 percent;
"whole milk powder" is a dry milk product in which the mass fraction of milk solids is at least 95 percent, the mass fraction of milk protein in dry skimmed milk substances is at least 34 percent and the mass fraction of milk fat is at least 26 and no more 42 percent;
5% is moisture, water.
Powdered milk can be added with dairy products as an additional ingredient, so that there is more protein, for example. This is always indicated on the label.
The technical regulation also tells us that "reconstituted milk" is a dairy product packaged in consumer containers, or raw materials for the production of milk processing products, other than drinking milk, made from concentrated or condensed , or dry milk products and water.
Many are afraid that milk on store shelves is made from dry milk. Despite the fact that dry milk is the same natural product as wet HAHA, reconstituted milk is not popular on the Russian market and is almost never produced.
Previously, this milk was relevant for remote areas - the Far North, etc. , but with the development of technology, they began to deliver ultra-pasteurized or sterilized milk over long distances.
The most important thing is that milk powder retains many of the beneficial properties of fresh pasteurized milk - it also contains calcium and protein in large quantities - which is why dry milk milk is used in baby food, the requirements for which are the most stringent in our country.
Powdered milk actually contains slightly less vitamins, for example, vitamin C, but milk is not drunk to obtain vitamin C - it's not orange juice .
Powdered milk is absolutely the same natural productduct. If this were not the case, no one would have allowed it to be used in baby food, because the law states that children can only be fed the best.
In general, I agree with the previous speaker)
Everyone knows that milk powder is a poison that the natives of New Zealand make from dried millipedes, adding gypsum and washing bleach to it for color, and soda, citric acid and a drop of dihydrogen monoxide to dissolve better.
Sometimes I really want to ask. People!!! Are you seriously asking these questions or is this trolling? It's hard for you to look, I'm not talking about a food chemistry textbook, but at least Wikipedia? Or you do not trust Wikipedia, and the fantasies of self-taught nutritionists are dearer and more beautiful to you? If the latter, then the answer to this question still does not make any sense.
Nevertheless, I am reporting with all due responsibility. Normal product. Made from milk. By drying, not simple, but neat, usually in a spray dryer. This is such a cool technology, where the liquid is sprayed in a stream of hot air, the water evaporates, and the dry and clean powder is collected (to feed people later). If it is then diluted with water, after a month, a year or even 5, milk is obtained back. No worse and no better than ordinary milk in terms of the same number of calories and BJU.
And the fact that (allegedly) vitamins are not stored in milk during drying ... Show me the person who has his daily requirement he is gaining vitamins with milk, we will laugh together.
And yes. Egg powder is also made.