E-beam irradiation of defatted liquid camel and cow milk fractions

Milk is considered to be a complete food because it contains the main necessary elements for sustenance (Zhang et al., 2021), however, in many arid and semi-arid regions, heat, water scarcity, and the lack of natural resources are unfavourable for milk production from dairy cows. In these arid conditions, camelids are crucial to the access of indigenous nomadic populations to milk (Medhammar et al., 2012). With its abundance in proteins, phenolics, vitamins, and minerals, camel milk is also known for performing a variety of physiological functions.

This paper assesses the suitability of electron beam irradiation at 5, 10 and 20 kGy to treat defatted liquid cow and camel milk and their whey and casein fractions.  The paper can be accessed at this link to ScienceDirect: E-beam irradiation of defatted liquid camel and cow milk fractions: Antiproliferative, antidiabetic and antioxidant activities – ScienceDirect


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