“Dairy Goat Milk Vs. Nut Milk”

Any milk product by an animal is considered dairy, but depending on the animal there can be differences in nutrition profile and composition. Actually, goat milk is closer to human milk than nut milk and other dairy milk.

Goat milk can be replaced 1:1 for milk products in any recipe. You can also add goat milk to overnight oats and creamy soups as well.

 

  1. Goat milk has more protein – Although dairy-free milk alternatives like almond milk are completely vegan, they often have little to no protein at all. Goat milk packs a hearty 8 grams of protein per cup.
  2. Goat milk is nut-free and soy-free – If you are unable to tolerate cow milk, the other options available on the market are soy or nut based. Goat milk is a better alternative to cow milk for you if you have a soy or nut allergy.
  3. Goat milk is loaded with calcium and other minerals – Goat milk is naturally an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. In addition, goat milk contains the precursor to vitamin A in the milk fat which allows it to be readily bioavailable, and the bioavailability of minerals in goat milk is higher than that of cow milk.
  4. Goat milk is creamy and comparable to cow milk: Nut milk can often have a very watery consistency and do not have the same properties as regular milk in certain recipes. Goat milk is creamy and has a similar consistency to cow milk, but with easier to digest properties.

According to experts from  Meyenberg Goat Milk, goat milk is made up of very small fat particles which form a softer, smaller curd in the stomach, and these small, soft curds are more quickly broken down by stomach enzymes, making it easier for the stomach to digest as compared to nut milk and other dairy milk.

“How To Make Bread Sauce Using Goat Milk?”

Goat Milk Powder


What Christmas dinner would be complete without bread sauce to accompany the turkey?

This bread sauce recipe is an easy extra for Christmas Day and is good served cold with leftovers. Less than 30 minutes preparation time, and 10 to 30 minutes cooking time. This recipe makes 1 litre.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints goat milk
  • 1 day-old loaf unsliced white bread
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 tsp white peppercorns
  • 2 blades fresh mace or heaped ¼ tsp ground mace
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 oz butter
  • 2 tbsp double cream, optional
  • 1 fresh nutmeg, for grating

 

Directions:

  • Remove the crust from the bread and tear the stripped loaf into a mound of rough chunks or cubes about ¾inch. in size. You should end up with 6¼ – 7¼ oz. of cubes. If the bread is not slightly stale already, leave the pieces out on a wire rack to dry out.
  • Pour the milk into a saucepan. Press a clove into each quarter of the onion.
  • Add the onion quarters, bay leaves, peppercorns and the blades of mace (or sprinkle the ground mace into the pan) along with the salt and bring to the mixture almost to its boiling point.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Cover the pan with a lid and let the ingredients infuse for at least half an hour, though you can leave it for a few hours if that helps with your cooking schedule.
  • After the mixture has infused, place the pan back on a very low heat. Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves and the blades of mace.
  • Add the bread to the saucepan and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring every now and then, by which time the sauce should have become thick and warm.
  • Just before serving the bread sauce, add the butter to the saucepan and stir until the butter has melted and combined with the sauce and season, to taste, with salt.
  • Add the cream – if using. Grate over quite a bit of nutmeg, adding more once you have poured the bread sauce into a warmed bowl or gravy boat.

“Milk Is For All”

 

As a complete food, milk is the sole food for infants and an important source of nutrients for children. However, when we hit adulthood, milk is often left out in our daily meals. More often then not, milk becomes an add-on to more adult beverages like tea or coffee. Contrary to what most people think, the fact is milk can play a role in contributing to your nutritional well-being, no matter how old you are and what lifestyle you subscribe to. To assume our bodies only required milk at the growing stages is wrong and this is a perception that needs to be addressed.

For Kids – Early childhood is a tremendous growth period across all areas of development. During this time, the body undergoes changes, both physically and mentally, Typically, the average child’s height doubles, and quadruplets in weight. To promote, encourage and sustain the growth, as well as to keep illnesses at bay, a growing child will required to be provided with all the essential nutrients.

Beyond just building a healthy body, it is also every parent’s concern whether their children are getting the right amount of nutrients to develop a healthy mind. Milk is an essential food source for toddlers, and young children, as it provides energy and nutrients for growth and brain development. Drinking milk at an early age also helps cultivate healthy habits as he or she will be more likely to continue drinking milk as teen and an adult.

For Teens – Boys and girls in this age group have high calcium needs that they cannot make up for later years in life. Calcium is a mineral that gives strength to our bones. It is also necessary for many of our body’s functions, including nerve, muscle and hormonal function. Unfortunately, peer pressure, the need to fit in and be popular amongst their peers often makes it ‘uncool’ to be seen sipping on a pack of milk.

During the teenage years, particularly from ages 11 to 15, your child’s bones are developing quickly and are storing calcium. Nearly half of all bones are formed during these years. It is therefore important that your teen gets plenty of calcium in his or her diet to prevent brittle bones later in life. Children and teenagers between the ages of 10 and 18 should aim for 1,000 milligrams per day, which is about 3 servings of goat milk or other high-calcium food. This amount is almost twice as much as the amount required by younger children.

For Adults – In our adult years, calcium and dairy products play major roles in bone maintenance and may help with the prevention of chronic diseases. According to an extensive five year study on over 1,500 young adults, researchers reported that the subjects actually reduced their intake of calcium and dairy products as they enter their twenties. Since peak bone mass is not achieved until the third decade of life, it is crucial that young adults continue to consume adequate amounts of calcium, protein and vitamin D found in dairy products to support health and prevent osteoporosis later in life.

For individuals with a hectic lifestyle and irregular meals, goat milk can be a good supplement for sustenance. The fact is milk is a wholesome food, providing energy and all the essential nutrients. After a tiresome and exhausting day at work, drinking a warm glass of goat milk before sleep can help you relax and soothe your nerves.

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Milk, Goat

 

The 1st. of June every year is a very special day when the whole world comes together to celebrate the goodness of milk and its importance as a global food source. Started by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2001, the recognition of the World Milk Day continues to grow as it is celebrated by more and more countries every year. Nothing compares to the goodness of milk. It is the best source for calcium and vitamin D – two nutrients essential for building strong bones and teeth. It is also rich in protein which is important for building and repairing body tissues. In fact, milk is regarded as one of the most nutritionally complete foods available on our planet and has been part of the human diet for thousands of years.

 

Although daily cows produce the greatest amount of world milk supply mostly from developed countries, more people drink the milk of goats than milk of any other single species on a world wide basis. Dairy goat farming is a vital sector of agricultural businesses in developed countries of the Mediterranean region such as France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Production of goat milk and its product of cheeses and yogurt is also a valued part of the total dairy industry in developed countries, where it provides diversity to sophisticated consumer tastes, and support people with medical afflictions, like allergies and gastrointestinal disorders, who needs alternative dairy products.

 

However, production of goat milk is equally  important in countries of the underdeveloped world, where it provides basic nutrition and subsistence to the rural people, which are the majority of their populations. Home consumption of goat milk is important in the prevention of under nutrition and malnutrition, since milk is the superior source of calcium and protein, and to millions of rural poor people cow milk is not available or not affordable. A daily minimum supply of 1000 mg calcium per person is widely recommended, as is a minimum of 60 g protein from animal sources. Domestic goat derive from Central Asia is known as Capra hircus.

 

Goats milk is also great for your skin because it is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins as well as high in lactic acid which helps exfoliate dead skin cells and soften your skin. Thus, goat milk serves in a general way four types of market around the world, such as (1) Home Consumption, (2) Specialty gourmet interests, (3) Medical needs, and (4) Skin Care Products.