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The Therapeutic, Nutritional and Cosmetic Properties of Donkey Milk

Author(s): Paolo Polidori, Silvia Vincenzetti

Book Description

This book explores the potential beneficial health effects of donkey milk, and provides valid scientific evidence for a better appraisal of this product. Milk is the most complete natural food available and is a basic ingredient of the human diet for both children and adults. Milk produced by all mammals contains basically the same nutrients, but considering the differences in nutritional requirements, milk’s chemical composition differs in each mammalian species.

The use of donkey milk in human nutrition has been known from the Roman age. Recent clinical trials have tested it as a possible replacement for dairy cows milk in infants affected by cow milk protein allergy. The results have clearly demonstrated that donkey milk’s chemical and nutritional properties are very similar to those determined in human milk.

This book will appeal to pediatricians, allergists, and nutritionists, as well as farmers and veterinarians.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3967-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3967-9
Date of Publication: 01/12/2019
Pages / Size: 163 / A5
Price: £58.99


Paolo Polidori holds a Master’s in Science of Agriculture, and received his PhD in Animal Science from the University of Milan, Italy. He is currently a Full Professor of Animal Nutrition at the University of Camerino, Italy. He is the author of 51 publications, and his research focuses on donkey meat and milk production.

Silvia Vincenzetti holds a Master’s in Biological Sciences, and received her PhD in Biochemical Sciences from the University of Camerino, Italy. She is currently Associated Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology at this institution. She is the author of 81 publications, and her research focuses on nutraceutical foods.