Seasonal Variations of Biochemical Taste Parameters in Milks From Conventional and Environment - Friendly Organic Farming

M. CIMEN1, N. YILDIRIM2, A. DIKICI1, O. KAPLAN1 and N. CIKCIKOGLU YILDIRIM2

1 Tunceli University, Engineering Faculty, Food Engineering, Tunceli, Turkey
2 Tunceli University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering, Tunceli, Turkey

Abstract

CIMEN, M., N. YILDIRIM, A. DIKICI, O. KAPLAN and N. CIKCIKOGLU YILDIRIM, 2010. Seasonal variations of biochemical taste parameters in milks from conventional and environment-friendly organic farming. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 16: 728-732

The aim of this study is to research the milk biochemical taste components in organic (ORG) and conventional (CON) systems for different season. In study, all data were investigated for all season of 2004. Milk fat levels in both groups for summer season were lower than any other season. Average milk fat values in ORG treatment were lower than the values of CON treatment in all season except winter period. Therefore, a decrease in fat percentage for organic milk can directly lead to taste loss. Similarly, total solid rates in conventional milks in spring period were more favorable than rates in organic milk for desired taste. However, the pH value in organic milk was more acceptable for required flavor in summer season.

Key words: Biochemical taste parameters; milk; organic; season

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