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Physicochemical and Amino Acid Profiling of Cheese Whey

Adeela Yasmin, Masood Sadiq Butt, Aysha Sameen and Muhammad Shahid
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In the current exploration, sweet liquid whey was subjected to physicochemical analysis, minerals assay and amino acid profiling. It comprised of total solids, lactose, ash, crude protein and fat as 6.49±0.31, 5.26±0.26, 0.56±0.02, 0.81±0.03 and 0.25±0.01%, respectively. The results regarding mineral analysis indicated that whey contains appreciable amount of potassium, sodium and calcium. Furthermore, amino acid profile elucidated it a balance source of essential and non-essential amino acids. Amongst essential amino acids, highest value was noticed for leucine 97.25±4.68 followed by lysine and threonine 83.98±2.46 and 48.89±2.84 mg/g protein.

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Adeela Yasmin, Masood Sadiq Butt, Aysha Sameen and Muhammad Shahid, 2013. Physicochemical and Amino Acid Profiling of Cheese Whey. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 12: 455-459.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2013.455.459


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