Native milk fat globule size and its influence on whipping properties

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The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of native milk fat globule size on the aeration of high fat dairy products with regard to maximum firmness time, gas inclusion and foam stability. The results showed that whipping time to maximum firmness was inversely proportional to mean fat globule size for both unhomogenised and slightly homogenised (2 MPa) creams. Additionally, increasing native mean fat globule size of the creams resulted in increased overrun. No significant differences in serum drainage were found between creams with different native milk fat globule size. Furthermore, when creams with native large mean fat globules were homogenised, the results showed that the maximum firmness time was in accordance with the mean fat globule size of non-aggregated creams. In the present study, cream fractionation was achieved by creaming or in a cost effective and fast manner using a modified centrifugal separator.


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  • Skånemejerier AB
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  • Animal and Dairy Science
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-181
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Dairy Journal
StatePublished - 2016 Oct 1
Publication categoryResearch