Carabao milk 7: its calcium, magnesium, inorganic phosphorous and titratable acidity values
Cruz, L.L. | Davide, C.L.
The carabaos, aside from their use as a farm resource for draft power and meat production are potential sources of milk. So far milk production from this animal is very low since it is mostly utilized for field work. Carabao's milk is a rich source of Ca, Mg and P. Individual milk samples gave a mean Ca value of 212.98 mg/100 ml although values ranged from 136.37 to 265.75 mg/100 ml Magnesium, which occurs in lesser quality than Ca, varied from 12.416 to 34.55 mg/100 ml but averages 19.80 mg/100 ml milk. These values are higher than those for cow's milk and some buffalo's milk. It means inorganic P content (56.40 mg/100 ml) however, is lower than that of cow's milk and ranged from 27.65 mg to 95.79 mg/100 ml. The mean ratio of Ca to Mg in carabao's milk (10.76:1) is slightly higher than that of cow's milk (10:1). Fresh carabao's milk has a mean initial titratable acidity value of 0.16% lactic acid which ranged from 0.11% to 0.22% lactic acid. Significant correlations in the concentration of Ca, Mg, inorganic P and acidity were observed. With increasing initial acidity, there is a general increase in these mineralsShow more [+] Less [-]
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