Got Goat?

Written by Stefanie on December 16, 2010 – 10:38 am -

470_438066“Most Americans are surprised to find out that ┬ámore people drink goat milk world-wide than any other kind of milk.
The most common misconception about goat milk is that it has a peculiar “goaty” odor or taste. Fresh properly handled goat milk has a delicious flavor and many people cannot distinguish between cow and goat milk. It is considered sweeter, lighter. It is essential to keep it cold - at or under 40 degrees.” (more info at

Goat milk’s fat and protein content are easier to digest than cow milk (if you are not a cow). A study of 2000 people who suffered from food allergies found that 43.7% were allergic to cow milk while only 2.5% were allergic to goat milk. (publication by Kathleen G. Gorney)

People with ulcers or other digestive problems have found relief and benefit from drinking goat’s milk. For a milk drinker with skin problems, goat milk is touted as a fix.
This makes sense, if you realize that skin problems often suggest digestive problems.

Goats convert all of the carotene they consume into vitamin A. It is higher in vitamin A and in calcium than cow milk.

For young children and babies who are not breast-feeding, goat milk has been recommended as a better choice than cow milk products or formula milks, having plenty of some key nutrients, such as chloride, biotin, and methionine. It has even been said that cow milk and formula milks, because of the deficiency of these nutrients and because of their triglyceride structure, can set up future sugar dependence, because too much energy is derived from glucose.

So my dear readers, if you suffer from but cannot give up your milk, give goat milk a try.  Let me know how it goes!

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One Response to “Got Goat?”

  1. By Will on Mar 26, 2011 | Reply

    I think it is an acquired taste. I have never really been able to get to like goat milk, but I have really come to like goat cheese.

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