Goat's milk, benefits and info

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Goat milk: benefits, properties, nutritional values, cholesterol and many tips for use for those looking for alternatives to cow's milk.

If you are on the hunt for alternatives to cow's milk, you will have wondered about what plant milk to drink or which milk of animal origin (milk proper) can be a worthy substitute for cow's milk. Among the types of milk to consider, of course, there is no lack of goat milk.

Goat's milk, benefits

Goat milk is very common in some places in Italy but is not as widespread in the rest of the world. Just think that it represents only 2% of world milk production.

In our country, some goats are bred specifically for the production of milk and cheese. Goat's milk is rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A.

It is rich in potassium and micronutrients essential for health. For all information, I invite you to read the next paragraph dedicated tonutritional properties.

Goat's milk, nutritional values

Thefresh goat milkprovides 69 kcal for every 100 grams of product.

Let's take a look at the cholesterol. If we talk aboutfresh cow's milk, we see that the classic cow's milk contains 14 mg of cholesterol while that of goat provides 10 mg. The cholesterol intake varies according to the type of milk (powdered, fresh, partially skimmed, skimmed, with 1% fat ...). For this reason, I invite you to always read inutritional valuesreported on the food label in order to have a more precise indication.

Attention, thegoat milkis a different product fromsheep's milk! Sheep and goats are different animals and therefore give life to different products, a bit like it happens with dromedary milk, which is assimilated to camel milk.

Goat milk nutritional values, estimated nutritional intake per 100 grams of product.

  • Fats: 4.1
  • Calories: 69 kcal
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Potassium: 204 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 4.5 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Vitamin A: 198 IU
  • Vitamin C: 1.3 mg
  • Iron: 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 14 mg
  • Vitamin D 51 IU
  • Calcium: 134 mg

The calcium intake is slightly higher than that estimated for cow's milk.

Goat's milk and lactose

Just like cow's milk, thegoat milkcontainslactosetherefore it can cause gastrointestinal problems in those suffering from intolerance to this sugar. In fact, the lactose levels in goat's milk are similar to those in cow's milk.

Goat milk for newborn, is it bad?

It is common practice to give goat milk to the newborn especially during weaning. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (the highest American authority in the field of Pediatrics) advises against giving babies goat milk.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, in 2010, published a report in which it discourages mothers from giving babies goat's milk because it could cause problems in the long run. The report spoke of various infections but also of megaloblastic anemia, metabolic acidosis and allergic reactions.

Also for the USDA, goat milk is not suitable for babies. According to the USDA, goat milk is too low in iron, folic acid, vitamin C and D to be given to a newborn.

Even for the UK Department of Health, goat milk is not suitable for infants or children.

Goat's milk or cow's milk is better

In the article I have repeatedly compared these two types of milk of animal origin. For a more detailed analysis, I invite you to read the specific articlegoat's milk or cow's milk where every nutritional value is extensively compared.

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