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Why do canned milks have an unpleasant taste?

Evaporated milk is heated in its can to a temperature well above 200F in order to sterilize the milk. A cooked or burnt flavor is the outcome. The metal of the can also imparts an off-flavor. Another canned product, condensed milk, does not have to be sterilized because its high sugar content (over 40 percent) serves as a preservative by hindering bacterial growth. Of course, that much sugar does not make condensed milk all that appealing either.

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12:18:48 on 01/18/08 by Webmaster - Questions and Answers -