Minor Proteins & Enzymes in Milk; Butter Nutrients


I’m not a professional/nutritionist or a doctor; this is just the result of research that I’ve done for myself that I am sharing.  Please research for yourself and don’t forget to consult/discuss with your healthcare provider!


Today I’m finishing up the nutrients in milk & the nutrients in butter.


The minor proteins & enzymes in milk include lactoferrin, lipases & lactase.

Lactoferrin is an iron binding protein that plays a role in iron absorption & immune response.  It also has a role in anti-inflammatory response & enzyme activity; it is an anti-microbial agent with possible protection against bacterial & viral infections.

Lipases is an enzyme which breaks down fats, but is inactivated by the pasteurization process.

Lactase breaks down lactose into glucose & galactose for digestion.  This is not naturally found in raw milk – it must be added on purpose or by airborne bacteria/contamination.




Butter includes several vitamins & minerals, most of which have already been discussed such as Vitamin A, D, E & B12.  Butter also includes calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium & iodine.  Minerals contained in butter include conjugated linoleic acid, lauric acid, lecithin & selenium.  Butter is mostly fat, around 80%.  The balance includes about 15% water.


Iodine is found in iodized table salt (I don’t recommend this), sea vegetables, cod, salmon, yogurt, sardines, eggs, navy beans, strawberries, cranberries, baked potatoes & tuna.

Conjugated linoelic acid foods are beef (grass-fed) & eggs.

Lauric acid can be found coconuts & egg yolks

Lecithin food sources are cod, salmon, eggs, cooked brussels sprouts, broccoli & other green leafy vegetables and legumes (kidney, black beans) & peanut butter

Found sources of selenium include brazil nuts, yellow fin tuna, halibut, sardines, grass-fed beef, turkey, beef liver, eggs, chicken, lamb & spinach.



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