Did you know that the benefits of goat’s milk are greater than those of cow’s milk? It is very rich in good quality proteins, calcium and vitamin D. discover its most important properties.
The goat milk has slowly become a natural drink whose consumption has increased in recent years in our country. Although it is true that, for centuries, it has been established as one of the most traditional -and consumed- drinks in the Canary Islands (especially in Fuerteventura, where a wonderful goat’s milk cheese is made, traditionally known by the name of Majorero cheese, in its cured, semi-cured and tender versions).
The tradition of Majorero goat cheese dates back to the middle Ages, when Fuerteventura was known by the name of Maxorata (and its inhabitants from Majorero).
Hence, Majorero – and canaries in general – have known for centuries that goat’s milk harbors a whole set of nutritional benefits and ideal properties within a healthy and healthy diet and nutrition.
Goat milk benefits
In many scientific studies carried out to discover – and confirm – what are the benefits of goat milk, this milk has been compared on many occasions with the wonderful breast milk, mainly due to its lower casein content (of hence it is considered as a hypoallergenic milk), and a similar oligosaccharide content (which when reaching the large intestine act as prebiotics, helping in the development of the probiotic flora).
But compared to cow’s milk, its nutritional benefits do not end here, since goat’s milk contains even more essential fatty acids. This means that it helps lower high levels of total cholesterol and triligérides, reduces high transaminases (GOT and GPT) and prevents cardiovascular diseases.
Good quality protein richness
Those considered as good quality proteins are proteins of high biological value, which means that they are proteins that provide our body with practically all the variety of amino acids, including essential amino acids.
In fact, 100 grams of goat milk provides around 3.3 grams of protein.
Produces fewer allergies
As we indicated previously, goat’s milk has a lower amount of casein than cow’s milk, so if you suffer from any type of allergy to casein, it is advisable to substitute it.
The same does not happen with lactose intolerance, since although it has a lower amount and would be more digestive, its consumption is not recommended in case of suffering from it.
Ideal for people with anemia and osteoporosis
If we look at the nutritional content of goat milk we realize that it is an excellent source of both vitamin D and calcium. As you surely know, our body needs vitamin D for the correct absorption of calcium, so without enough of this vitamin it can cause insufficient absorption of calcium.
Therefore, goat’s milk helps to prevent osteoporosis and improve calcium absorption, thanks precisely to its vitamin D content.
On the other hand, goat milk is capable of regenerating hemoglobin, a protein that we find in the bloodstream and that allows oxygen to be carried from the respiratory system to all tissues and regions. Therefore, it is very useful for people with anemia, helping in their recovery.
Goat’s milk nutritional information
From a nutritional point of view, most of the content of goat’s milk is water. On the other hand, it provides interesting amounts of vitamin A, D and B2, as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.
On the other hand, it is tremendously rich in good quality protein and also provides carbohydrates. Of course, it provides a somewhat higher amount of fat than cow’s milk.
100 grams of goat milk provide:
- Calories: 70 kilocalories.
- Carbohydrates: 4.5 gr.
- Proteins: 3.3 gr.
- Fat: 4 gr.
- Cholesterol: 11.0 mg.
- Glycemic index: 24
- Vitamins: A, D and C, and to a lesser extent B1, B2, B3, B5 and B12.
- Minerals: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, manganese, and copper.
- Coenzyme Q10.