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Sheep milk's BNI
Perezgonzalez assessed the nutritional balance of sheep milk as for human consumption in 2012. Results were based on USDA data (20113).
Sheep milk had, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 81.45sf, being particularly biased towards excess of saturated fat. It was adequate in protein and sodium, low in carbohydrate and fiber, and high in sugar and fat. It also provided about 193mg of calcium per 100ml of milk.
Sheep milk appeared as highly unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs).
|Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs|
|(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2011a1)|
Collated from USDA (20113).
Materials & analysis
Relevant data were collated, then assessed using the Balanced Nutrition Index™ (BNI™) technology (see Perezgonzalez, 2011b2). SPSS-v16 was used for the computation of variables, including BNI and international indexes, and statistical analyses.
Limited to USDA's scope (20113). Thus, results may be most representative of the US, yet limited by how the original data were collected.
Want to know more?
- BNI™ database
- The database offers individual nutrition analyses for foods, including the food referred to in above article.
- BNI™ journal (2012, issue 2) - Nutritional balance of minor dairy animals' milk
- This issue of the Balanced Nutrition Index™ journal collates balance analyses done on Medhammar et al's data in a single book.
- Wiki of Science - Nutritional balance of foods
- This Wiki of Science page collates information about several foods on a single page and provides useful links to the appropiate files.
Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalez).