High levels of equol in organic skimmed Finnish cow milk

Antti Hoikkala, Eeva Mustonen, Ilkka Saastamoinen, Tuija Jokela, Juhani Taponen, Hannu Saloniemi, Kristiina Wähälä

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The isoflavonoids, equol, formononetin, daidzein, genistein, biochanin A, and 0-demethylangolensin (O-DMA), were analyzed from commercial cartons of skimmed Finnish milk by HPLC-diode array detector (DAD)-FL. We found 411 +/- 65 ng/mL of equol and traces of formononetin and daidzein in organic skimmed milk whereas conventionally produced milk contained 62 16 ng/mL of equol and no formononetin or daidzein.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMolecular Nutrition & Food Research
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)782-786
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 413 Veterinary science
  • maito
  • 116 Chemical sciences

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