Mare milk

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Milking of mare in Kyrgyzstan.

Mare milk is a milk secreted by female horses, known as mares, during lactation to feed their foals. Mare milk is particularly rich in whey protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin C.[1] The beverage kumis is traditionally made from mare milk.

Powdered mare milk is available in several European countries, such as Germany, France and Italy.[1]


  1. ^ a b Young W. Park, George F. W. Haenlein, eds. (2008). Handbook of Milk of Non-Bovine Mammals. John Wiley & Sons. p. 293. ISBN 0470999721.

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