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What is casein?

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Casein is a collection of phosphoproteins (proteins linked to phosphorus) and makes up 80% of the protein fraction of cow’s milk. It mainly contains the amino acids histidine, methionine and phenylalanine, as well as the minerals calcium and phosphorus.

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Casein is a collection of phosphoproteins and makes up 80% of the protein fraction of cow’s milk. It has a high proportion of the amino acids histidine, methionine and phenylalanine and also carries the minerals calcium and phosphorus.

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