Skim Milk Powder

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    Jul 24, 2007 5:11 AM GMT
    Hey guys

    I have been reading a lot of research lately that suggests that normal, everyday skim milk powder has many of the benefits of the expensive whey protein shakes. i still use a shake powder, but have also incorporated skim milk powder into my nutritional balance.

    I use it in coffee and on cereal etc. The only thing I find is that it goes off a lot quicker than normal, carton milk. Anyone able to suggest why?
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    Jul 25, 2007 9:55 AM GMT
    Probably nothing to do with the milk itself going off quicker but the re-constitution process; Mixing the product yourself and introducing bacteria from the vessel you store it in and the air.

    Carton milk is pasteurised and packaged in sterile containers in a clean environment.
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    Jul 25, 2007 2:44 PM GMT
    I agree with wellbig.

    I used to see "fortified skim" milk at the grocery, and it was a similar concept. They added powdered milk to skim, essentially making it more concentrated. The bonus was it made the skim milk less watery.
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    Jul 25, 2007 3:09 PM GMT
    That's true, but "pasteurized" isn't "sterilized." That's why it still goes bad eventually. It's really strange to wander around in a supermarket in Europe, looking for the milk. The UHT stuff is really sterile, so it isn't even refrigerated.

    But the problem with using powdered skim milk as a protein supplement is that it's mostly carbs.