Milk, canned, evaporated, nonfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D

Fun Facts

  1. Evaporated milk was also popular because it could be shipped long distances to areas that could not safely produce or store milk. Evaporated milk has a shelf life of over a year, if it does not contain added fat and sugar.
  2. Evaporated milk usually comes in whole, low-fat and fat-free varieties.
  3. Evaporated milk is sold in cans and does not need to be refrigerated because of the sterilization and canning process. This made evaporated milk very popular long ago before refrigeration became widely available.
  4. Evaporated milk is used most often as an ingredient in various recipes. It is particularly useful for baking desserts, since its unique flavor adds a rich flavor to many desserts. Some people also use evaporated milk as a substitute for cream in coffee drinks.
  5. Evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk are similar, yet different. Sweetened condensed milk starts out as regular whole milk. It is mixed with about 40-45% sugar and then heated until about 60% of the water evaporates. The end result is an extra-sweet liquid that’s a popular ingredient in dessert recipes.

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