Genetic polymorphism of kappa-casein and betalactoglobulin
in relation to milk composition and processing properties.
The main components of whey include betalactoglobulin
, alpha-lactalbumin, bovine serum albumin, lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, lactoperoxidase enzymes, glycomacropeptides, and lactose .
Alongside this new process, APPLEXION and ORELIS are increasingly involved in innovative technologies to capture and purify high-value whey components such as lactoferrin, lactoperoxydase, alfalactalbumin, betalactoglobulin
In ruminants such as cows and sheep, for example, the major milk protein is betalactoglobulin
In addition to providing an excellent source of protein and branched chain amino acids, whey protein isolate components (including alpha-lactalbumin, betalactoglobulin
and lactoferrin, among others) may also stimulate immunity, enhance iron absorption, encourage bifidobacteria growth and have antioxidant properties.