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Biological Properties and Alternative Uses

Edited by Isabel Gigli

National University of La Pampa

Whey - Biological Properties and Alternative Uses proposes to rethink our use of agro-industrial by-products. Especially, those from cheese production, which although contain 50% of the nutrients of the original milk, are treated as waste. In this book, the authors offer alternative processes beyond the traditional ones, such as the production of vodka beverages from fermented whey, lactose-free isotonic beverages and glycomacropeptides in the food industry. Also, it discusses alternative uses of buttermilk: the production of biofilms, beverages, and microbiology additives. As always, the emphasis is on reducing environmental impact during food production and finding new strategies to reduce the waste of raw materials with nutritional value. This book is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and researchers from other areas to become aware of the problems faced when considering agro-industrial by-products with nutritional value as waste.

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WheyBiological Properties and Alternative UsesEdited by Isabel Gigli

Published: June 26th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79276

ISBN: 978-1-83880-926-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-925-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-927-0

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Dairy By-Products - Why Should We Care?

By Isabel Gigli and Mario Calafat


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2. Whey to Vodka

By Paul Hughes, Derrick Risner and Lisbeth Meunier Goddik


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3. Glycomacropeptide: Biological Activities and Uses

By Juan Jauregui-Rincón, Eva Salinas-Miralles, Norma Chávez-Vela and Mariela Jiménez-Vargas


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4. Technological and Biological Properties of Buttermilk: A Minireview

By Andressa de Freitas Mascarello, Giovana Isabel Pinto, Isis Souza de Araújo, Letícia Kuller Caragnato, André Luís Lopes da Silva and Leandro Freire dos Santos


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