For a wide range of the population around the globe, milk is an extremely common element in their grocery list. While some prefer it straight out of the bottle, others enjoy their dairy in various forms such as cheese, dressing, curry, while some add it to their tea or coffee. However, in some parts of the world, especially in developed nations, the type of prevalent dairy is cow milk. A lot of people, especially in developed nations, are strangers to the various uses of goat milk. While some forms of goat milk, such as cheese, are popular, its milk has not been adopted by the majority as a part of their daily lifestyle.
So, let’s find out whether goat milk can hold a permanent place in your grocery list for your everyday consumption.
Goat milk has started to draw attention towards itself due to the claims of several users who claim that it has a range of benefits.
For instance, it is said to be very rich in vitamins. With a high content of Vitamin A, as claimed by certain sources, goat milk has the potential to boost your immune system and protect your eyesight. Additionally, among other vitamins such as Vitamin B12, goat milk is also said to be rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is considered to be a protector against chronic diseases, high blood pressure tendencies and is also known to promote a healthy heart.
Along the same lines, goat milk is said to be lower in what is commonly referred to as “bad cholesterol” while rich in what is usually called “good cholesterol”. The physio-chemical properties such as the nature of fat molecule suspension and homogeneity that is claimed to be present in goat milk supposedly make it much easier to digest than other forms of dairy such as cow milk.
The comparatively high protein content that goat milk is said to have makes it a go-to choice for many users. The added benefit that sources claim is that the nature of a protein that is predominantly present in goat milk is directly linked with lactose intolerance and allergies. Therefore, several reports have claimed that goat milk is the safer choice for people who suffer from mild lactose intolerance.
In addition to these claims, goat milk has also been praised by many for being easy to digest and therefore, a great choice for daily consumption. Goat milk has often been advocated as a desirable choice to be included in the diets of children as well as pets such as dogs.
Now, the question that arises is what is the common form in which goat milk can become a part of your daily diet?
- Goat Milk in your Cereal: Goat milk, and even raw goat milk have the potential of becoming a great accompaniment to your breakfast cereal (or even for those nights when you have breakfast for dinner!).
- Goat Milk out of the Bottle: Goat milk has a very distinct flavor and aroma that some milk-drinkers can never get enough of. While it might not be the fragrance for everybody, some people who have a taste for rich flavors, often end up becoming a fan of goat milk in its raw, unaltered form.
- Goat Milk Powder: For people who are frequently traveling, goat milk powder can become essential in their luggage. This is because goat milk powder is easy to store, and has a much longer shelf life than liquid milk. Some might even argue that goat milk powders provide a distinct and deep taste when added to refreshments, as compared to certain alternative sources of dairy. So, try adding goat milk powder to your cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the richness of its flavor.
- Goat Cheese: This one’s a popular favorite for many cheese lovers. The ardent lovers of goat cheese would swear that the kind of smell and taste that it offers is not found in any other kind of cheese. Goat cheese in itself has a fan following of its own, with people eating it directly, or pairing it with crackers, or even using it as a salad dressing.
These are only a few of the range of daily uses that goat milk can be put to. One might say that once you step into the world of goat milk, and if it agrees with you, you are waiting to witness a much longer list of goat milk daily products, starting from food to skincare!