Nutritional habits and free grazing regimen of productive animals along with specific ingredients are influential factors for the antioxidant properties of milk: From farm to market

  • Authors:
    • Aristidis S. Veskoukis
    • Efthalia Kerasioti
    • Konstantinos Sidiropoulos
    • Ilektra Maragou
    • Zoi Skaperda
    • Demetrios Kouretas
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  • Published online on: April 28, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2020.1301
  • Pages: 31-36
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Abstract

Milk is a fundamental product of animal origin for human health and well‑being. It possesses crucial biological properties, which depend on its composition and production methodology. To this end, one of the aims of the present study was to assess the impact of the nutritional and dwelling patterns of productive animals on the antioxidant potency of their generated milk. Thus, samples of sheep milk were collected for 30 consecutive days during the spring months from 5 different farms with different traits and its antioxidant activity was measured. Furthermore, this study aimed to evaluate the antioxidant capacity of 15 commercially available milk samples of different animal origin (i.e., cow and buffalo) and type (i.e., full‑fat, light and chocolate) derived from 5 different companies. For all the experiments, the assay that examines the ability of the milk samples to reduce the DPPH• radical was used. It was thus found that the free‑grazing regimen of the farm sheep dwelling at high altitude resulted in the production of milk with a greater antioxidant potential. On the other hand, it was also found that the samples of chocolate milk exhibited notably mote potent antioxidant activity than the full‑fat and light samples, obviously due to the excessively high composition in antioxidant molecules present in cocoa. From this study that holistically examined the antioxidant properties of milk derived from three different productive animal species, it becomes evident that the nutritional and grazing practices, as well as specific ingredients (i.e., cocoa) lead to the generation of milk with high added biological value.

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Veskoukis, A.S., Kerasioti, E., Sidiropoulos, K., Maragou, I., Skaperda, Z., & Kouretas, D. (2020). Nutritional habits and free grazing regimen of productive animals along with specific ingredients are influential factors for the antioxidant properties of milk: From farm to market. Biomedical Reports, 13, 31-36. https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2020.1301
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Veskoukis, A. S., Kerasioti, E., Sidiropoulos, K., Maragou, I., Skaperda, Z., Kouretas, D."Nutritional habits and free grazing regimen of productive animals along with specific ingredients are influential factors for the antioxidant properties of milk: From farm to market". Biomedical Reports 13.1 (2020): 31-36.
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Veskoukis, A. S., Kerasioti, E., Sidiropoulos, K., Maragou, I., Skaperda, Z., Kouretas, D."Nutritional habits and free grazing regimen of productive animals along with specific ingredients are influential factors for the antioxidant properties of milk: From farm to market". Biomedical Reports 13, no. 1 (2020): 31-36. https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2020.1301