Casein Acid Hydrolysate is a hydrolysate of Casein prepared by its reaction with hydrochloric acid at high temperature and pressure followed by a neutralization with sodium hydroxide. Casein is the main protein of milk, and a rich source of amino nitrogen. It is very rich in amino acids and contains a small amount of L-Cystine. Tryptophan and vitamins are destroyed by the acid treatment. It is used as a source of nitrogenous compounds in microbiological culture media.
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