The Benefits of Goat Milk

The Benefits of Goat Milk

While goat milk seems like a quirky choice to some, it’s
actually the most popular milk worldwide, and it has been for centuries. Goats
produce a unique, healthy milk with a number of benefits for your body and for
the environment. And goats are simply charming, fun-loving animals that are a
joy to be around.



Goat milk is real dairy.



Dairy refers to milk produced by an animal, specifically a
mammal such as goats, sheep, cows or even camels and water buffalo. All
mammalian milk is considered dairy but there are differences in butterfat
content, lactose, and protein. That is why some people that are allergic to cow
dairy or lactose sensitive to cow dairy can use goat dairy successfully and
enjoy the many goat dairy products available**.



Goat milk is easy to digest.



While fresh goat milk and fresh cow milk have comparable
flavor and nutrient content, goat milk has smaller size fat particles which
produce a smaller and softer curd in the stomach. Small, soft curds are more
rapidly broken down by stomach enzymes which make goat milk more easily
digestible*. It is not uncommon for people who have trouble with cow milk to
successfully switch to goat milk**.



Sensitive to lactose?



Goat milk may work for you. Goat milk (like all natural
milk) does contain lactose, but many people who react poorly to lactose don't
have the same problem with goat milk**.



Goat milk has hypoallergenic value.



Casein is a natural protein that is found in all milk, and
many people have difficulty with the Alpha S1 casein found in cow milk and are
allergic to cow dairy. Studies have shown that goat milk is very low in Alpha
S1 casein and primarily contains Alpha S2 casein. Research studies suggest 40%
or more of patients allergic to cow milk can tolerate goat milk well*.



Goat milk has high levels of short and medium-chain fatty
acids.



In fact, goat milk contains significantly higher levels of
short and medium-chain fatty acids than cow milk. It is suggested that these
fatty acids are more rapidly digested, provide quick energy for the body and
are associated with a variety of other health benefits*.



Goat milk is easy on the environment.



Dairy goats need less water per gallon of milk produced than
most other livestock raised for dairy. In addition, goats produce nearly 20
times less methane per kilogram of body weight than dairy cows***.



Goat milk is naturally homogenized.



Unlike cow milk, goat milk does not separate if left to
settle. Goat milk dairy is less processed because homogenization, the process
of forcefully breaking up fat globules in milk to achieve emulsification, is
not necessary.



Our goat milk has a clean and mild flavor.



We use only the freshest milk possible, and by chilling it
rapidly and minimizing agitation, we achieve a very clean and mild flavor.



Goat milk is world-famous.



More people in the world drink milk from goats than from any
other species*. Join the herd!

References.



* Young W. Park, George F.W. Haenlein: Handbook of Milk of
Non-Bovine Mammals. Blackwell Publishing (2006).



** If you have been clinically diagnosed with either true
cow milk allergy or lactose intolerance be sure to consult your medical
profession before drinking goat milk.



*** Paul J. Grotzen, Ingo Aselmann & Wolfgang Seiler:
Methane Production of Domestic Animals, Wild Ruminants, Other Herbivorous
Fauna, and Humans. Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Department of Air
Chemistry, Germany (1986).


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