More people drink goat milk than the milk of any other animal. In fact, goat milk makes up 65% of all milk consumption worldwide! In researching reasons for goat milk’s global appeal one finds that, quite simply, goats have the ability to thrive in a variety of environments, bringing sustenance to all family types and cultures. Further, cows are a more difficult animal to maintain, taking up much more space and casting harsher financial burdens.
Lifestyle reasons aside, goat milk also offers more nutritional benefits than cow milk.
To name a few:
- Has more vitamin A, BI, Riboflavin, Calcium, and Iron, than cow milk.
- Has less cholesterol than cow milk.
- Has a more easily digestible fat and protein than cow milk, which is especially important for infant diets.
- Is naturally homogenized, whereas cow milk is mechanically homogenized.
- Is less allergenic and rarely causes lactose intolerance.
- Leads to an increased ability to metabolize iron and copper according to a study at A&M University. This means that goat milk can help individuals with iron deficiencies.
- Is closer to a human mother’s milk than cow milk, making it more naturally aligned with our digestive system.
And from a historical standpoint:
- “Goat milk and the cheese made from it were revered in ancient Egypt with some pharaohs supposedly having these foods placed among the other treasures in their burial chambers.” (
). Apparently those pharaohs didn’t mind smelling bad in the afterlife…
- Gandhi himself only drank goat milk, which became a crucial component in his return to health after long periods of fasting.
Goat milk can be found in many markets nationwide, not just specialty stores! Try it today!