Modification of the sterol profile in milk through feeding.
S Duong, N Strobel, S Buddhadasa, MJ Auldist, WJ Wales, PJ Moate, G Cox, JD Orbell, MJ Cran
J Dairy Sci | Published : 2019
The fortification of milk with phytosterols is an increasingly common practice to enhance the sterol profile and offer consumers potential health benefits. This study investigated whether cattle feed can influence the profile of phytosterols and cholesterol in the milk produced as an alternative to direct fortification of milk. Five experiments were performed using feeds commonly used by Australian dairy farmers and selected formulated rumen-protected feeds. Statistical significances were observed for some individual plant sterols and cholesterol in milk under these differing feeding regimens compared with the respective controls. In the case of the phytosterols, where the daily recommended ..View full abstract