Handbook of Milk Composition

Handbook of Milk Composition

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This work offers a collection of existing data summarizing the composition of milk. It provides current information on all aspects of human and bovine milk, including sampling, storage and composition. There are specific chapters on major and minor components such as protein, carbohydrates, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and hormones. The text also features coverage of compartmentation, host-defence components, factors affecting composition, composition of commercial formulas, and contaminants. Information on milks from other species, including those consumed and not consumed by humans is also featured.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 801 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, index
  • 0123844304
  • 9780123844309

Table of contents

The structure of milk - implications for sampling and storage; determinants of milk volume and composition; carbohydrates in milks - analysis, quantities and significance; nitrogenous components of milk; milk lipids; minerals, ions, and trace elements in milk; defence agents in milk; comparative analysis of non-human milks; contaminants in milk.
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