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Fatty Acid Profile of Milk - A Review

Maria Markiewicz-Kęszycka
  • Corresponding author
  • Department of Animal Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-552 Jastrzębiec, Poland
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/ Grażyna Czyżak-Runowska
  • Department of Small Mammals Breeding and Raw Materials of Animal Origin, Poznan University of Life Sciences, 62-002 Suchy Las, Poland
/ Paulina Lipińska
  • Department of Animal Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-552 Jastrzębiec, Poland
/ Jacek Wójtowski
  • Department of Small Mammals Breeding and Raw Materials of Animal Origin, Poznan University of Life Sciences, 62-002 Suchy Las, Poland
Published Online: 2013-06-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/bvip-2013-0026

Abstract

The article describes the recent data dealing with the fatty acid content in cow, goat, and sheep milk. A large body of evidence demonstrates that fatty acid profile in goat and sheep milk was similar to that of cow milk. Palmitic acid was the most abundant in milk. Goat milk had the highest C6:0, C8:0, and C10:0 content. Sheep milk was the richest source of conjugated linoleic acid and α-linolenic acid. Ewe’s milk had lower value of n-6/n-3 then goat and cow milk.

Keywords : ruminants; milk; fatty acids; human diet

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Published Online: 2013-06-21

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Citation Information: Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy, ISSN (Print) 0042-4870, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/bvip-2013-0026. Export Citation

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