Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Milk Substitutes

Małgorzata Ziarno

Warsaw University of Life Sciences


Plant-Based Production Scale Consumption Technological Parameters Quality Parameters Shelf Life Lactose-Free Milk Milk Analogues Ingredients Nutritional Value Allergens Glycemic Index

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The aim of this book is to present the characteristics of raw materials used in the production of milk substitutes: dairy (milk analogues) and non-dairy milk alternatives (cereals, legumes, vegetables, seeds, nuts-based milk substitutes - soya, almond, rice, oat, coconut, soy, quinoa, hemp, pea, cashew, peanut, flax, walnut, quinoa, macadamia, potato, bean). This book will provide also a useful overview of the environmental differences between milk and plant-based substitutes. In addition, a presentation of cow's milk substitute production technology, their composition and quality, shelf-life, nutritional value (especially macroelements, vitamins, fatty acids, and protein) and human health significance.

The second aim of this book is to discuss the possibilities of using milk substitutes to obtain other products (substitutes for dairy products: fermented milk substitutes, cheese substitutes, dessert substitutes, other dairy product substitutes) or culinary dishes. The nutrition issues are extremely important considering consumers choosing such products (vegans, allergy and intolerance sufferers).

It is no less important to present the subject of legal regulations in various countries or geographical regions regarding the production and the names of milk substitutes and their products.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 23rd 2020

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: July 14th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 12th 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: December 1st 2020

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Expected publication date: January 30th 2021

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About the editor

Małgorzata Ziarno

Warsaw University of Life Sciences

The professor at the Faculty of Food Technology and the head of the Division of Milk Technology at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (see: The lecturer under the 'Intensive Program' (EU ERASMUS program), the technological and scientific advisor to Polish SMEs, the expert appraiser of the Association of Polish Consumers and the Polish Scientific and Technical Association of Engineers and Technicians of the Food Industry. My fields of scientific interest: safety issues: food poisoning, identification and properties of pathogenic microorganisms, antibiotic resistance of bacteria, allergens in foods, hygiene of food production and control of food quality (requirements, hygiene and food quality control), modern instrumental methods in food quality control, nutritional value of dairy products and fortification, functional food compounds and probiotics, new dairy products and plant-based milk alternatives technology.

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