What Happens If You Eat Expired Condensed Milk? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: If you accidentally eat expired condensed milk, you may have some digestive issues, but they are usually not serious.

Condensed milk is a milk product made by removing most of the water from cow’s milk and adding sugar as a preservative.

It has some protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, but also a lot of calories and sugar.

It can be used in desserts, coffee and other dishes, but it may be unsuitable for some people with milk or lactose intolerance.

If you accidentally eat expired condensed milk, you may experience some mild symptoms such as nausea, stomach ache, diarrhea, or vomiting.

This is because it contains lactose, which is a type of sugar that some people cannot digest well.

Lactose can cause gas, bloating, cramps, and other digestive problems in people who are lactose intolerant or have a lactase deficiency.

It is quite uncommon to eat expired condensed milk due to its long shelf life and sweet taste.

However, if you do, you can try to drink plenty of water, eat some bland foods, and take some over-the-counter medications to ease your discomfort.

If your symptoms are severe or last for more than a day, you should consult a doctor.

To avoid accidental eating of expired condensed milk, you should always check the expiration date on the package and store it properly.

Unopened condensed milk can last for years in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Opened condensed milk should be refrigerated and used within two weeks or frozen for up to six months.

Finally, remember, condensed milk is a delicious and versatile ingredient, but it should be consumed in moderation and within its shelf life.

Too much sugar and dairy can have negative effects on your health, such as weight gain, tooth decay, and inflammation.

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Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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