Advances in Animal-Derived Non-Cow Milk and Milk Products
The total animal-derived milk production worldwide in 2020 was 886.9 million tonnes, of which cow milk accounted for approximately 81%. The most popular non-cow milk (NCM) was buffalo milk, accounting for 15.2% of global milk production. Other non-cow species, such as goats, sheep and camels, accounted for a much smaller share of global milk production: 2.3%, 1.2% and 0.4%, respectively. Milk from small ruminants and camels, which accounts for less than 5% of global milk production, is important for the economies of the Mediterranean and Southeast Asian countries. Non-cow milk derived from other animals, such as reindeer, donkey, mare, yak and llama, is not commonly consumed but is of great cultural importance in local communities.
Interest in animal-derived NCM and products is growing, among other reasons, due to the exceptional taste, good nutritional and pro-health values and low allergenicity compared to cow milk (also providing potential applications in infant formula). However, current information on unique aspects of non-cow milk and products in terms of biologically active compounds that support health is still scarce.
For this reason, we propose the topic of “Advances in Animal-Derived Non-cow Milk and Milk Products” and welcome original research and review article submissions from scholars.
The contents that can be covered in this Topic include, but are not limited to:
- The social, economic, and environmental aspects of the production and distribution of non-cow milk and milk products;
- Current problems of NCM production, milking, raw milk microbial quality and animal health and welfare;
- The safety of non-cow milk;
- The composition and properties of NCMs and their products;
- Flavour and sensory characteristics;
- Consumer acceptance and preference for NCM in selected countries;
- Innovative functional NCM products from various mammal species;
- Health aspects of non-cow milk;
- Potential applications of NCM in infant nutrition.
Prof. Dr. Jacek Antoni Wójtowski
Prof. Dr. Jan Pikul
Dr. Maria Markiewicz-Kęszycka
- non-cow milk
- non-cow milk products
- milk quality
- milk distribution
- biologically active compounds
- sensory assessment
- consumer acceptance
- infant formula
- functional milk products
|Journal Name||Impact Factor||CiteScore||Launched Year||First Decision (median)||APC|
|3.6||3.6||2011||16.6 Days||CHF 2600||Submit|
|3.0||4.2||2011||19.1 Days||CHF 2000||Submit|
|-||2.4||2020||26.9 Days||CHF 1000||Submit|
|5.2||5.8||2012||15.9 Days||CHF 2900||Submit|
|5.9||9.0||2009||14.7 Days||CHF 2900||Submit|
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