“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.