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What is milk?what are its chief constituents?

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Asked by amitava duttamajumdar, 16 Jul '12 02:06 pm
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Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for young mammals before they are able to digest other types of food. Early-lactation milk contains colostrum, which carries the mother's antibodies to the baby and can reduce the risk of many diseases in the baby.
Milk derived from cattle species is an important food with many nutrients. The precise nutrient composition of raw milk vary by species and by a number of other factors, but it contains significant amounts of saturated fat, protein and calcium as well as vitamin C. Cow's milk has a pH ranging from 6.4 to 6.8, making it slightly acidic.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 16 Jul '12 02:24 pm

 
  
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Good drink - Healthy Vitamins.
Answered by anantharaman, 04 Mar '13 11:57 pm

 
  
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The constituents of milk that are most important in food preparation are enzymes, vitamins, pigments, salts, sugar, fat, and proteins.

Enzymes. The enzymes of cow's milk are reported as follows by Rogers; proteinases, lactase, diastase, lipase, salolase, catalase, peroxidase, and aldehydrase. Rogers states that the proteolytic enzyme, galactase, brings about slow decomposition of milk proteins into peptones, amino acids, and ammonia.

Vitamins. All the vitamins recognized at the present time are contained in milk. Some are present in comparatively large and others in smaller amounts.

Pigments. The appearance of milk is white. This is due to light rays reflected by the colloidally dispersed constituents of the milk, the calcium caseinate, and calcium phosphate.
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About 87% of milk is water, in which the other constituents are distributed in various forms. We distinguish among several kinds of distribution according to the type and size of particle present in the liquid.

Kind of solution

Particle diameter (nm)

Ionic solution

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Answered by ankit shivam, 16 Jul '12 02:08 pm

 
  
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