Qualitative Chemical Characterization of Some Milk Brands Popularly Consumed in North Central Nigeria

Beetseh C. I., UDU S. S., KODOUN D. A.


This Work was carried out within the  cities of Makurdi,  Lafia and Keffi of North Central Nigeria  on milk brands popularly consumed knowing the nourishing potentials of milk generally , it became expedient to assess its  quality in the first instance in order to open up opportunities for further work . The milk brands   were  DANO , HOLLANDIA , PEAK ,COWBELL SOYMILK  (made from soybeans) and  FARM  FRESH from cow milk . Parameters considered were appearance of milk – colour, organoleptic properties,   acidity test  , clot on boiling (C.O.B) test  and grade of milk . Results showed that these brands had close characteristics despite the difference in their sources. pH was between 6.4 and 6.7, appearance of milk  colour  whitish and yellowish  , organoleptic properties showed  plain  or pleasant tastes while acidity %  from 0.21 to 0.24 for all the brands.  However some slight disparity at levels of handling occurred especially those exposed to heat in open marketing .These results showed how delicate it is to handle milk both for consumption as well as marketing its bye products and further research.

Keywords: Acidity, Hygienic, Yogurt ,Nutritional  and Energy

DOI: 10.7176/FSQM/86-07

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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