Fat content is far lower in Laloo’s goat’s milk ice cream than conventional ice cream mainly because Laloo’s ice cream is made purely from milk, not from separated milk and added cream. The fatty-acid composition of goat’s milk exhibits substantial differences from that of cow’s milk. Goat’s milk fat contains more short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids. The seasonal variation in the fatty-acid composition is lower than that of cow’s milk. This is due to the relatively consistent diet fed to goats.
Goat’s milk has a cholesterol content of between 10 and 15 mg/100 g milk (depending on the fat content), comparable to the levels in cow’s milk. Goat’s milk contains more vitamin A and D than cow’s milk. The folic acid and vitamin B12 content is lower than that of cow’s milk. And, the composition of minerals in goat’s milk and cow’s milk are different in a few ways. The potassium, copper and manganese content of goat’s milk are a little higher than those in cow’s milk. Goat’s milk also contains a little less zinc than cow’s milk.
Because goat’s milk affords an alkaline reaction in the human body and because the fat globules are small and easy to digest, it is worth trying goat’s milk as an alternative to cow’s milk. We encourage people who have a casein allergy or a severe case of lactose disturbance to also try goat’s milk products in consultation with their doctor.
Dairy and Respiratory Complications – The common cold
Drinking goat’s milk results in the production of less mucus than when drinking cow’s milk. This can provide relief to people suffering from respiratory complaints.