Goat Milk Composition

COMPOSITION OF GOAT MILK IN COMPARISON WITH COW AND HUMAN MILK

The composition of goat milk is given in the following table which shows that the goat milk is quite similar in composition to cow and human milk but there are some obvious exceptions.

Average vitamin content of goat, cow and human milk.

Vitamin Cow Goat Human
Vitamin A(1)(2) 1560.0 (1380) 2074.0 (1850) 1898.0 (2410)
Vitamin D 33 23.7 22.0
Thiamine 0.44 ( .38) 0.40 ( .48) 0.16 (0.14)
Riboflavin 1.75 (1.61) 1.84 (1.38) 0.36 ( .36)
Nicotinic Acid 0.94 ( .84) 1.87 (2.7) 1.47 (1.77)
Vitamin B 6 0.64 ( .42) 0.07 ( .46) 0.10 ( .11)
Pantotheine 3.46 (3.13) 3.44 (3.1) 1.84 (2.23)
Biotin 0.031 0.039 0.008
Folic Acid 0.0028 ( 0.005) 0.0024 (0.001) 0.0020 (0.005)
Vitamin B 12 0.0043 (.0036) 0.0006 (.00065) 0.0003 (,.00045)
Ascorbic Acid 21.1 (14.7) 15.0(13,0) 43.0 (50)
Choline 121.0 150.0 90.0
Inositol 110.0 210.0 330.0

(1)Vitamin A expressed in International Units/liter; all others as mg/liter.
(2) Numbers in ( ) are from the USDA Handbook 8-1 (1976).