What is A2 cow milk in India?


Kurt Olsen


A2 Cow Milk has grown in popularity in recent years owing to its health and nutritional advantages, since it has been shown to be high in Proteins, Minerals, and Vitamins, among other things.

So, what is A2 milk and what are its benefits?

A2 Cow Milk, commonly known as Desi Cow milk, is made from cows that solely contain A2 beta casein protein. To make things easier, Cow Milk comes in two varieties of beta-casein proteins. These proteins are A1 and A2, and they vary by a single amino acid. The majority of dairy cattle in Asia and Africa generate A2 milk. Our Indian breeds, for example, Gir, Sahiwal, Kankrej, Rathi and Hariana are the finest at producing high-quality A2 milk. A1 milk is produced by European cows, on the other hand.

The A2 beta-casein protein in A2 Milk quickly breaks down into amino acids for rapid digestion, which improves our general health and boosts the nutritional value of Cows Milk.

A2 Cow Milk contains minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, which are required for strong bones and teeth, better muscle function, blood pressure regulation, tissue and cell growth, and enhancing good cholesterol (HDL), as well as maintaining overall nourishment and well-being of the body.

A2 Cow Milk also contains critical vitamins such as vitamin A, D, and B12, which are required for bone and tooth formation, immune strengthening, and the conversion of food into energy. A2 milk aids in the development of immunity, the stimulation of metabolism, and the provision of Omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids also play an important role in brain development.

Related Questions

  • What is the difference between normal cow milk and A2 milk?

    A1 and A2 beta-casein are both present in regular milk, whereas A2 milk solely includes A2 beta-casein. According to certain research, A1 beta-casein may be hazardous and A2 beta-casein is a better alternative. As a result, there is considerable public and scientific controversy about these two kinds of milk.

  • What is A2 cow called in India?

    Gir, Rathi, Red Sindhi, and Sahiwal are A2 cow breeds (indigenous breeds).

  • What is A2 grade milk in India?

    A2 milk is produced by cows of Indian origin such as Gir, Sahiwal, and others. Despite the fact that both milks are derived from cows, their chemical compositions differ significantly. Lactose, the carbohydrate component of milk, differs in composition between the two.

  • Is A2 cow milk good for health?

    As a result, A2 milk, which lacks A1-casein and associated BCM-7 expression, is seen as a viable alternative to ordinary A1 milk for athletes who are unable to eat it (26-28). A2 bovine milk not only gives all of the health advantages of ordinary milk, but it is also easier to digest for athletes (Figure 1).

Contact Us

For more information or to make comments and suggestions, please contact:
Kurt Olsen
Dairy Development Coordinator, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Phone: (573) 291-5704
E-mail: [email protected]