The Department of Animal Husbandry of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen is searching for so-called supermilk cattle breeds. According to the current state of science, some animals can produce milk that does not cause digestive problems in humans. This supermilk can revolutionize the food industry.
A2, so-called super milk, is a relatively new discovery. Not all milk is healthy, and not all of them leaves the human body without a trace left behind. According to the information currently available, milk produced by cattle can be divided into two groups.
- A1: During digestion, beta-casomorphin is released, which not everyone has the right enzyme to break it down, so it can lead to inflammation.
- A2: it does not contain this type of protein, so it does not cause digestive problems.
The latter is called supermilk because it can be consumed without any unpleasant aftermath. The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen has initiated to map the “producers” of these kinds of milk.
The first supermilk-producing breed already seems to be outlined in front of the researchers. Current laboratory tests focus on the jersey cattle, which, according to expert studies, produces less milk than Holstein Friesian but has a much better fat and protein composition and produces A2 milk by the first results.
Samples obtained during the research are currently being analyzed in Canada, but the technical conditions are also given locally, so the goal of the study is for researchers to get molecular genetic testing done in the laboratory of the Faculty soon. Market participants are also interested in the research because milk consumption in Hungary is pretty low, perhaps due to the negative side-effects.