74555 The consumption of goat’s milk among humans is nothing new. For centuries, it has been the milk of choice for populations around the world.
In the last few years, it has made a comeback in the Western world, with alternative health practitioners applauding its countless benefits to adults and infants.
Some even claim goat’s milk may be the solution for those with milk allergies as well as infants.
But how much is true of the benefits goat milk supposedly has? Saudi Gazette found the answers to the most commonly heard allegations.
Goat milk is less fattening than cow milk
Goat and cow milk are quite similar when it comes to calories and fat. On average, a 100 ml serving of full fat cow milk contains 67 calories and 3.9 grams of fat, whereas the same amount of goat milk has about 60 calories and 3.5 grams of fat.
The semi-skimmed versions of both are similar as well. There is, thus, no evidence for the claim that goat milk is less fattening.
Goat milk is better digested than cow milk