European Food Research and Technology

, Volume 211, Issue 3, pp 158–160

Content of taurine in Apulian Cacioricotta goat's cheese

  • A. Pasqualone
  • Francesco Caponio
  • Vincenzo Alloggio
  • Tommaso Gomes
ORIGINAL PAPER

Abstract

 Taurine (Tau) is a sulfonated amino acid which is not incorporated into polypeptide structures and whose importance in the growth of newborns and young children has been well established. It is the most abundant free amino acid in goat's milk, where it occurs in higher amounts than in other kinds of milk. Tau and other free amino acids were analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography in Apulian Cacioricotta goat's cheese. Tau was present in both fresh and ripened cheese, providing a new reason for enhancing the value of this typical local dairy product.

Key words Taurine Apulian Cacioricotta goat cheese High-performance liquid chromatography 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Pasqualone
    • 1
  • Francesco Caponio
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Alloggio
    • 1
  • Tommaso Gomes
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Industrie Agrarie, Università degli Studi di Bari, Via Amendola 165/A, 70126, Bari, Italy e-mail: antonella.pasqualone@agr.uniba.itIT
  2. 2.Istituto di Produzioni e Preparazioni Alimentari, Università degli Studi di Bari, Via Napoli 25, 71100, Foggia, ItalyIT

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