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I have been vaccum sealing some powdered milk. Every thing i have read says it starts to loose its vitamins after 6 months. Does anyone know if the actual powder is still good to use though and if there is a shelf life where it is no longer good.

Also I have seen some people on here talk about another product, I think its called mooo. Does it last longer, and if so are there any Canadians on here know if it is available up here.

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I haven't found any powdered milk worth storing. The old standby "Milkman" is gone and none of the various brands I've tried come anywhere remotely close to the quality and flavor of Milkman.

It also kept forever as each serving was individually packaged in a foil/plastic packet.
 

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Powdered milk will last longer than 6 months just sitting in it's original box unless you're in a high humidity area. Packed in mylar with an O2 absorber (MUCH better choice than vacuum bags) it will last for many years. I just finished off a bucket of it that was packed with an O2 absorber in the bucket but no mylar bag that was from the late '90s and it had been stored in the heat all this time. It was just fine.

If that's the Morning Moo mix, when it first came out, the food storage companies were estimating that it wouldn't have as long of shelf life as powdered milk, but they had no hard data yet. Perhaps there is more data on it now. But I think I'd choose tried and proven and just go with the milk.
 

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I have been drinking powdered milk all my life and I am 61 now. I love it. So I am storing a lot of milk. I take it out of the bag, put it into mylar bag with oxygen absorber, and seal it up, it will last 20 yrs like that.
drinking powdered milk is just something to get used to. first try mixing it half and half with your store bought milk, in time begin drinking it alone, you will get used to it. add chocolate powder to it if you want to at first.
believe me when milk cant be found in the stores at all, you will either have to do without or you will drink the powdered yo stored. get your children used to it now.
 

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I packed mine in 1/2 gallon mason jars with O2 absorber. I use it all the time. After two years it still good.
I have packed some of mine the same way. I have some in quart mason jars that have been packed for at least 10 years. Use them regularly. I'll even mix some in with the instant pancake mix that sits in a different mason jar right next to it....same vintage
 

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I always look to the research at BYU for all this information. And powdered milk is certainly something they've looked at on more then one occasion.

Here's the two major links on all their work;
http://ndfs.byu.edu/Research/LongTermFoodStorageResearch/ResearchOnFoodStorage.aspx
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/r...D4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=any&CISOROOT=/IR

From the first one there's a brief summary;
http://ift.confex.com/ift/2003/techprogram/paper_17828.htm
'Though there is some decline in quality over time, it appears possible to retain palatability and nutritional value in NFDM during long-term storage by using adequate packaging and storage conditions.'

If properly stored in a low O2 environment it seems to last at least 20 years.
Here's 3 different articles on storing powdered milk from the second link.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/IR&CISOPTR=74&filename=75.pdf
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/IR&CISOPTR=83&filename=84.pdf
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/IR&CISOPTR=80&filename=81.pdf
 

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As a kid my family was very poor for a year or two. We had powdered milk that some church gave out and I cant get the taste out of my head 25 years later. We disguised it with chocolate syrup... didnt do much good. Is powdered milk these days any better?
 

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As a kid my family was very poor for a year or two. We had powdered milk that some church gave out and I cant get the taste out of my head 25 years later. We disguised it with chocolate syrup... didnt do much good. Is powdered milk these days any better?
Try CountryCream lowfat powdered milk, to me it taste like 1%.
 

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I have tons of mason jars, 1 qt. Can you use those as well? Could you store rice and other dry goods in those as well with the o2 absorbers?

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I have rice, beans, pasta, powdered eggs, sugar, salt, nuts and many other items in Mason jars. I use mostly 1/2 gallon jars because they are larger. Spaghetti broken in half fits nicely in quarts. Nuts and chocolate bits are in pints.
do not use O2 absorbers in sugar.
 
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