CHARECTERISTICS

  • Its other name is milk sugar
  • It is odorless, white colored powder or solid crystal

TASTE

  • It is slightly sweet in taste

DURABILITY

  • It doesn’t lose its identity when kept in air 

SOLUBILITY

  • Highly soluble in water, less soluble in alcohol and in soluble in ether and chloroform

DENSITY

  • 1.52

EFFECTS

  • Non toxic

SOURCE

  • Prepared from milk cream
  • Its quantity in cow milk is 5%

GRADES

  • Crude, pharmaceutical, edible

 USES

  • It is used in:
    • Medicine
    • Homeopathy
    • Infant milk
    • Bakery and confectionery products
    • Margarine and butter making
    • Food products
    • Yeast making
    • Edible protein
    • Penicillin
    • Culture media and riboflavin making

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