Casein - phosphorus-containing protein component of the milk and dairy products. Cheese, cheese, cheese largely consist of casein or products of fermentation. Molecular weight of casein from 24 000 to 400 000. Casein is rich in essential amino acids, which leads to its high nutritional value. Casein is used for making food and technical purposes (production of glue, plastics and so on).
Cm. also the Milk.