About goat milk
Goat milk is a healthy product. It is easy to digest, contains high-quality proteins and has a high level of vitamins A and D.
Easy to digest
Goat milk is very easy to digest. This is because the fat in goat milk consists of very small emulsifying fat globules and is rich in medium-chain fatty acids. Because goat milk contains less protein than cow milk, it can also very suitable for people who are allergic to cow milk.
Another advantage over cow milk is that goat milk reduces cholesterol levels. Goat milk is rich in medium-chain fatty acids: it has 60% more than cow milk. These fatty acids reduce the production of cholesterol in the body and decrease the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines.
Rich in vitamins
Goat milk also contains high levels of vitamins A and D. In addition, it contains a lot of magnesium and iron. This milk is also very good for the heart, bones and blood vessels.
The high vitamin A content also explains the whiter colour of goat milk. Cow milk naturally contains carotene, which gives the milk a yellow colour. Unlike cows, goats convert carotene into colourless vitamin A.
Goat milk is used to produce healthy products such as goat cheese and milk for human consumption. These products can increasingly be found on supermarket shelves and in speciality shops.