Milk powder is produced by evaporating moisture from the milk. Be it fresh or in the form of powder, both contain essential nutrients for our daily nutritional needs.
One key difference between powdered milk and fresh milk is that the latter has more nutrients. A cup of cow’s milk contains 149 calories, 7.9 grams of fat, and 7.7 grams of protein.
While a cup of powder contains 139 calories, 7.5 grams of fat and 7.4 grams of protein.
Even though there are no major differences in the macronutrients of fresh and powdered milk, there are lesser nutrients in powdered varity.
Benefits of fresh milk
Another difference between powdered milk and fresh milk is that fresh milk provides more B vitamins.
Accordingly, a cup of fresh milk gives us 32 percent of the daily value for vitamin B12 and 18 percent of the daily value for vitamin B5.
Meanwhile, a cup of powdered substitute contains 15 percent of the daily value for vitamin B12 and 6 percent of the daily value for vitamin B5.
Vitamin B5 helps the body to extract energy from fatty acids, amino acids, and carbohydrates while vitamin B12 helps the body to produce red blood cells.