We know that breast milk is the best when it comes to the ideal milk for babies, but when this is unfortunately not possible, goat milk formula may suit some babies better than traditional cow milk-based formulas.
The fat globules in goat milk are easier to digest because they contain a higher proportion of short and medium-chain fatty acids. Also, goat milk contains only trace amounts of the allergenic protein alpha-S1 casein that’s found in cow milk. Given the above facts, goat milk is often used in infant formula as a natural alternative for sensitive babies.
Goat milk has been tested in at least 5 clinical trials, the results show similar growth on goat’s milk infant formula versus cow’s milk infant formula.
Goat milk is widely consumed over the world not only because its superior nutritional value, but also because people just fall in love with the taste.
At ENS we supply (organic) goat milk, goat cream, goat butter, goat curd and goat cheese for daily consumption.
Bored of cow dairy products and want a different flavor? Then give our goat dairy products a go!
After the age of 60, most seniors start losing their bone strength or muscle because due to reduced levels of protein intake and less physical exercise.
Thanks to the unique properties of its protein and fat structure, goat dairy products can help reduce the risks of inadequate nutrition for the elderly.
With a protein structure that is completely digested before it reaches the large intestine, goat milk has also been shown in studies to aid mineral metabolism by the body, which further helps to reduce the risk of softening of the bones.
It is not new to many that goat milk is a desired alternative for our own infants. However, the fact that our pets can also benefit from goat milk might be surprising to most people.
Just like many infants and toddlers, puppies and kittens have difficulty digesting the cow milk due to larger fat globules or alpha-S1 casein allergy. Goat milk has a unique fatty acid profile and protein structure, which allows the digestive system of our furry friends to break down and adsorb the nutrients easier.
Whey protein has proved itself a valuable ingredient for sports nutrition because of its rapid absorption and high quality amino acids profile. They contain Branched Chain Amino Acids like, L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine.
Whey proteins are often consumed after exercise to recover and enhance muscle synthesis. The functional properties of goat whey protein compared to cow whey protein are similar in many ways. But there are differences that are important for sports nutrition in particular. In fact, the Taurine content is 10 times higher than in cow whey protein. In addition, the fat present contains a lot of medium chain triglycerides, which are easily absorbed.
Goat milk has been used for skin care by ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago.
One of the special properties of goat milk is its lactic acid and fatty acids, which makes goat milk a good moisturizer for skin. On top of that, goat milk has a similar pH level to that of human skin, which helps to balance skin’s microbiome without harming the acid mantle.
Thus, for those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis or just having sensitive skin issues, goat milk based skin care products might be the answer you are searching for.
Goat milk has also been used in chocolate and bakery applications, so that some consumers who are allergic to cow and/or soy proteins potential, could enjoy these indulgences.
Due to the unique fatty acid profile in goat milk, the melting properties of goat milk chocolate result in an unique mouthfeel.
From flaky pie crusts to moist cakes, goat milk is a culinary secret to perfect baked goods.
One of the most important components of goat milk in terms of proven health benefits is the percentage of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT). MCT have many effects on the human health, including lowering cholesterol deposition in the arteries, dissolving and preventing cholesterol deposits in the gallstones etc.
The health benefits of MCT are widely known by the medical community, which uses them as treatment for a variety of conditions including malabsorption syndrome, coronary diseases, cystic fibrosis, intestinal disorders, childhood epilepsy and many others.