What is Unpasteurized Goat Milk

Occasionally, I visit my family dairy goat farm to learn more and updated about the management of dairy goats, and the milking process.


This is a type of drink that can supply lots of nutrients and many values for health. Unpasteurized goat milk is milk that comes from grass-fed goats, is unpasteurized and unhomogenized. Meaning raw milk contains all of its natural enzymes, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals,  making it a complete food.


Most accusations and concerns over raw milk have been overstated. In fact, unpasteurized milk benefits are numerous and can help address a large number of nutritional deficiencies that millions of people are currently experiencing. For instance, raw milk benefits allergies and skin, all while containing beneficial nutrients without the processing dangers.


Folks have been drinking raw goat’s milk for centuries. In fact millions do around the globe on a daily basis. Raw milk is known to contain very rich fat and protein. Raw goat milk contains immunoglobulins, and the enzymes lipase and phosphatase and these are normally inactivated when pasteurizing milk. Also many beneficial bacteria, proteins and enzymes are also destroyed.


While unpasteurized milk cures or prevents disease but, many issues arise out of raw goat milk induced illness, one is animal husbandry and the other major one is dairy parlor cleanliness and sanitization regimes. Contamination can occur at the time of collection, processing, distribution or storage of milk. Hence, milking process – good hygiene practices and procedures,  plays a vital role in producing clean raw milk.


7 Amazing Raw Goat Milk Benefits:


1) Support Your Digestion – It takes approximately 30 minutes to digest raw goat milk while you need 2 hours to digest cow’s milk. This is because goat milk is low in fat globules. And, there are many short-chain fatty acids in raw goat milk that can support your stomach digest easier. Raw goat milk includes small amount of fat molecules and it is easier for people to assimilate. Fat molecules are like the factors that cause raw goat milk homogenized naturally. In addition, raw goat milk includes different protein structure to reduce allergy and support digestion. It is great if you add raw goat milk into your weight loss plan.


2) Have Alkalinity – Alkalinity is one of the most common raw goat milk benefits. Do you know about the mucous creation in your body when drinking raw goat milk? Raw goat milk is an alkaline forming food and help maintaining PH level in the body at the proper level. Additionally, raw goat milk is very helpful if you get some digestive problems such as acid reflux, heartburn and other stomach-related diseases.


3) Raw Goat Milk Is Less Allergic – While many people including kids and elderly people get allergy with cow milk, raw goat milk is relatively safe as it is less allergic. Reason being that raw goat milk does not include the complex protein, which encourages allergic reactions in your body when drinking milk. Though it does not mean that raw goat milk does not cause allergy, you could test before drinking it and the best way is to test if you are suitable with raw goat milk is by drinking a little.


4) Raw Goat Milk Has Healthy Fatty Acids – You probably have read or heard about lots of raw goat milk benefits. I would like to inform that raw goat milk includes two kinds of fatty acids; – capric acids and caprylic acids, which are very full of antimicrobial. They can fight bacteria and protect your health in some manners. Milk is nutritional food that affects well on human health. Especially, biochemical and physiological facts in raw goat milk are discovered and include both short and medium chain fatty acids that can help you prevent diseases and disorders, particularly for cardiovascular issues.


5) Provide Minerals and Vitamins – Providing vitamins and minerals are raw goat milk benefits that you could not forget whenever drinking it. This ingredient is high in vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B including vitamin B6, vitamin B12. It is also full of vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, zinc, etc. In fact, if raw goat milk is fresh, it will be healthy and beneficial for your health. However, you should not use raw goat milk as the formula for kids due to it is lacked of folic acid. Instead, you should supply folic acid through foods.


6) Retard Harmful Organism Growth – Fresh milk includes bioactive components, which can help you retard harmful organism growth and improve your health when you drinking it. Raw goat milk also contains the same bioactive component as the mother’s milk and you can believe to supply this kind of raw milk in your diet. Certainly, you must be sure to avoid allergy or check it by drinking a little before drinking more.


7) Raw Goat Milk Have Less Lactose – Lactose is a kind of sugar that derived from glucose and galactose that you can find in milk. Many people get lactose intolerance which is normally the result of lactase deficiency. Lactase is a kind of enzyme that is used to digest lactose. As the result, you cannot drink raw milk if you have lactose intolerance. However, you can drink raw goat milk because it is low in lactose and help you digest very easily without stomached. The Lactose content in cow milk is 4.7 % higher than lactose in goat milk which is 4.1%.


In conclusion: After reading this, I am confident that you will try drinking goats milk, Its affordability is more superior than cow milk, meaning that even if you are on a strict budget, switching to goats milk will not put you out of your pocket or fighting for your Christmas dollar.




What is Pasteurized Milk


Pasteurization extends milk’s shelf life and is also the only way that you can make milk from a goat with a chronic disease safe for feeding to kids.


Pasteurization is the sterilization of liquids such as goat milk as well as cheese, to destroy disease-causing and other undesirable bacteria.


How to Preserve Goat Milk


Pasteurizing goat milk kills unnecessary bacteria and extends the refrigerated life of your milk.


If you are raising and milking goats, and you want to keep your raw goat milk fresh and to pasteurize it,  follow the instructions below. It is an easy and simple process that any individuals  can master.


Double Boiler

  • Fill the bottom of your double boiler with a couple inches of water.
  • Pour your fresh goat milk into the inner pan.
  • Pour a few inches of cold water into your sink.
  • Heat the milk until it reaches 161 degrees F and hold it there for 30 seconds. Candy thermometers usually have handy clips on them so you can have it sitting in the milk the whole time.
  • Remove pan from heat and set the pan down inside your waiting sink of cold water to cool your pan and milk.
  • When the milk temperature is below 127 degrees F, replace the cooling water with ice water and continue to cool the milk, Stirling once every 30 seconds until the milk reaches 39 degree F or below.
  • Pour the milk into the clean milk jugs and store in the fridge below 39 degrees F.


In goat milk, after pasteurization, the harmless lactic acid bacteria survives, but if the goat milk is not kept cold, they multiply rapidly and cause it to turn sour. Hence, it is best store in the refrigerator.


And there are other three easy ways to do this:


Slow Cooker:  Simply heat milk on low until hot enough. This should take 2-4 hours, depending on crock size and milk volume.


Microwave: This method would kill pathogens if you topped 161 degrees F for the required 30 seconds. But it is difficult to judge temperature and hot spots in microwaved food, meaning your milk may burn or not all areas may reach safe levels.


Stovetop:  This method is quick and can be done in any pot that holds liquid. Caveats: it is easy to scorch milk if you don’t pay careful attention and stir often. If you use medium heat, you must pay close attention. If you use higher heat you could accidentally burn the milk.


Pros: Pasteurization is the process of heating milk to a high temperature for a short period and then rapid cooling, this kills off the various pathogens including Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, which are responsible for causing numerous foodborne illnesses.


Cons: Pasteurization alters goat milk mineral components such as calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur as well as many trace minerals, making them less available. According to studies, pasteurization  destroys all the enzymes in goat milk. These enzymes help the body assimilate all bodybuilding factors, including calcium. That is why individuals who drink pasteurized goat milk may suffer, nevertheless, from osteoporosis. Lipase in raw milk helps the body digest and utilize butterfat. Butterfat has a cortisone-like factor which is heat sensitive that prevents stiffness in the joints. So, the choice is yours.


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