Love milk, but find it hard to digest? Are you looking for a nutritious and tasty milk for your children? Do you want to ensure that you're feeding your family good food that isn't loaded with chemicals, GMO's or antibiotics? Our all-natural goat milk might be the perfect solution!
Never thought about including goat milk in your family's diet? Here are some reasons you should consider it.
Did you know all-natural goat milk has more vitamins and minerals than cow's milk? In fact, goat milk can provide up to 13% more calcium, 47% more vitamin A, 34% more potassium and 250% more niacin. It is also higher in vitamin B, C, chloride, copper and manganese. A recent study also indicated that goat milk contains 27% to 28% of the essential nutrient selenium. Goat milk also contains higher levels of taurine than cow's milk (essential for cardiovascular function, and development and function of skeletal muscle, the retina, and the central nervous system.)
Milk contains two types of proteins: typically 80% casein and 20% whey. There are four casein proteins that make up the 80% which are alpha s1-casein, alpha s2-casein, beta casein (A1 and A2 variant – more about that later…) and kappa-casein. Did you know the main reason for a milk induced allergic reaction is due to the presence of alpha s1-casein? Google it! Cow milk typically contains ~30% alpha s1-casein and goat milk typically contains ~20% alpha s1-casein which substantially reduces any adverse allergic reaction to milk. But wait….here at the Good Goat Milk Company we pride ourselves on producing the highest quality goat milk possible so we go one step further: our farmers reduce the level of alpha s1-casein to ~10% by the use of selective genetic breeding programs. Only the best!
Cow milk is often harder for many people to digest due to higher levels of alpha s1-casein and the presence of A1 beta-casein. The A1-beta casein protein releases a protein fragment (BCM-7) during digestion and there is mounting evidence to suggest that this protein fragment is what causes digestive discomfort. The good news is that goat milk only contains the A2 beta-casein protein! This along with goat milks naturally homogenized fat structure makes it easier to digest. Because goat milk has less alpha s1-casein and more beta-casein (making it more similar to human milk) goat milk forms a softer curd in the stomach which also aids in digestion and protein utilization. All of these points make goat milk a great option for children and adults alike who often experience bloating, gas or upset stomach from consuming cow's milk. Goat milk may also help reduce eczema, congestion and other conditions associated with the consumption of cow's milk.
Goat farming creates a lower environmental impact than traditional factory cow farming. Goats consume less food and produce less manure than cows. They also require less space to maintain optimal conditions for their care and welfare.
Our all-natural goat milk has a fresh, sweet flavor that both children and adults enjoy. All of our milk comes from local, New Zealand farms that follow strict production guidelines. We produce our milk in small batches to ensure freshness and great taste. Our goat milk is also GMO, hormone and antibiotic free.