Effect of total solids standardization using different methods on mineral content of yoghurt

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ERGİN F., Kilic M., Kilic S., KÜÇÜKÇETİN A.

MLJEKARSTVO, vol.71, no.2, pp.103-111, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.15567/mljekarstvo.2021.0203
  • Journal Name: MLJEKARSTVO
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-111
  • Keywords: yoghurt, macro minerals, micro minerals, total solids standardization, SKIM MILK, ELEMENTS, TRACE, COW
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Yoghurt is a good dietary source of macro and micro minerals. However, the mineral content of yoghurt can vary according to the technological processing used in its manufacture. In this context, the aim of this study was to compare some macro (Ca, K and Mg) and micro (As, Cd, Co, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, V and Zn) mineral contents of total solids-standardized yoghurts with four different methods by following: (1) Addition of skim milk powder to milk, (2) Concentration of yoghurt milk by vacuum evaporation, (3) Concentration of yoghurt curd in a cloth bag and (4) Concentration of yoghurt curd by mechanical centrifugation. The highest content of the macro minerals was in the yoghurt produced with method 1, while the highest content of most of the micro minerals was in the yoghurt produced with method 4. The results of this study showed that the mineral content of yoghurt could be modified by the method used in the manufacture of yoghurt to standardize total solids content.