Nutritional Aspects of Minerals in Bovine and Human Milks

  • A. Flynn
  • K. Cashman


In this review the term ‘minerals’ refers to those mineral elements which are of nutritional significance and, while the term may be chemically inaccurate, it is a commonly used and widely accepted terminology in the field of nutrition. Mineral elements occur in the body in a number of chemical forms such as inorganic ions and salts or constituents of organic molecules such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. They serve a wide variety of essential physiological functions, ranging from structural components of body tissues to essential components of many enzymes and other biologically important molecules.


Human Milk Infant Formula Iodine Content Casein Micelle Selenium Content 
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