How kefir fermentation can affect product composition?


SMALL RUMINANT RESEARCH, vol.134, pp.1-7, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 134
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2015.10.022
  • Title of Journal : SMALL RUMINANT RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • Keywords: Goat, Kefir, Saanen goat, Hair goat, Vitamin, Mineral, VITAMIN-C, GOAT MILK, QUALITY, SHEEP, CAPACITY, SYSTEMS, BREED, DIET, COWS


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of kefir fermentation on the chemical properties, as well as the vitamin and mineral compositions of hair and Saanen goat milk samples, including intensive and extensive nutritional regimes. Kefir samples were produced with natural kefir grains (2%). Chemical properties (pH, titration acidity, total solids, fat, protein and ash), vitamin (A, E, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6 and C) and mineral (Na, K, Ca, Mg, P, Fe, Zn, Se, Cu and Mn) compositions were analyzed using liquid chromatography.