Nutritional value and health-promoting properties of mare’s milk − a review

https://doi.org/10.17221/61/2016-CJASCitation:Jastrzębska E., Wadas E., Daszkiewicz T., Pietrzak-Fiećko R. (2017): Nutritional value and health-promoting properties of mare’s milk − a review. Czech J. Anim. Sci., 62: 511-518.
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Recent interest in mare’s milk is associated with the fact that it contains a wide variety of valuable nutrients with health-promoting properties. Among milks of many mammal species, it is the mare’s milk that is highly appreciated for similarity to human milk in terms of chemical composition allowing its use as a substitute for mother’s milk in infant feeding. It can also be used in feeding people with various health conditions. The global market offers still more food products and cosmetics containing mare’s milk. This review summarizes the current knowledge of the nutritional value and health-promoting properties of mare’s milk.
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