August 15, 2022

Cow's milk or goat's milk?

While cow's milk is increasingly challenged by health organizations that prefer products derived from it, goat's milk is on the rise, because its composition is close to that of cow's milk.

Cow's milk or goat's milk? What sets them apart is the low fat content in goat's milk and a lower caloric intake.
The latter contains more calcium, magnesium and potassium than cow's milk. It contains twice as much vitamin A, essential for bone growth and maintenance, and contains more vitamin B3 (or niacin), which plays an important role in the life of our cells.
Containing as much lactose as cow's milk, goat's milk has a whiter color, due to its lack of carotene.

If you digest cow's milk badly, opt for goat's milk, better tolerated by the body.

For infants from one year old, goat's milk has advantages because it has as many nutrients as breast milk. If your child is allergic to milk protein, test the goat's milk.
However, since goat's milk naturally contains less folic acid (vitamin B9) than cow's milk, a precious vitamin for the body, there is a risk of deficiency and therefore risk of anemia.
In many cases, goat's milk products are fortified with folic acid.
In trade, you will find that the price of goat's milk is higher than cow's milk, because of its scarcity.
Our advice
In case of allergy or intolerance, goat's milk is advised. To remove his strong taste, boil it. In pastries, after cooking, you will not feel the difference!

Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk: Health Hacks- Thomas DeLauer (August 2022)