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Physico-chemical properties of Sudanese Camel Milk

Author(s): Intisar A. Osman, Hind A. Elnasri, Yassir A. Almofti and Adil M Salman

The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) plays an important socioeconomic role in rural populations and its milk is regarded as an important component of their staple diet. This study was carried out to study the chemical composition of camel milk from she- camels raised under pastoral conditions and farms conditions. The main parameters investigated  included density , fat, solid non fat, protein and lactose. The density of milk obtained  from pastoral was less than the samples obtained from farm (26.5% vs 29.9%). The mean fat percentage for milk from the pastoral conditions and the farm was  2.34% and 3.6% respectively with statistical difference between the means of the samples. Solid non fat percentage was 7.4% and 8.4%, protein concentration was 2.86% and 3.3% and lactose was 3.98% and 4.53% for pastoral and farm samples, respectively. The number of parities was found to affect some of the components of the  milk such as density , solid non fat and lactose.