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Camel Colostrum Composition, Nutritional Value, and Nutraceuticals

Camel Colostrum Composition, Nutritional Value, and Nutraceuticals
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Author(s): Zeineb Jrad (Arid Land Institute, Tunisia), Olfa Oussaief (Arid Lands Institute of Medenine, Tunisia), Touhami Khorchani (Arid Land Institute, Tunisia) and Halima El-Hatmi (Arid Land Institute, Tunisia)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 23
Source title: Research Anthology on Recent Advancements in Ethnopharmacology and Nutraceuticals
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3546-5.ch044


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Colostrum is an important source of nutrients and immune factors for the newborn. The nutrient profile and immunological composition of colostrum vary from species to species. The composition and characteristics of the colostrum of human, cows, and goats have been the subject of several studies. The study of the characteristics of camel colostrum is more recent. In this chapter, the current understanding of the composition of camel colostrum (i.e., carbohydrates, proteins, oligosaccharides, fats, vitamins, and minerals) is reviewed. A complete comparison with other animal colostrum in whole composition and nutritional value of camel colostrum will be investigated in the current chapter. Consequently, the aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the vast research, underlining the significance of camel colostrum in feeding of human beings and to predict the potential possible role of camel colostrum that can play in the functional products market in the future.

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