While goat milk may seem like a new trend in the United States, around the world it’s more popular than cow’s milk. It is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and, according to the Journal of Nutrition, it is closer to human milk than cow’s milk.
Excellent Source of Calcium, Vitamins & Minerals
In a recent comparison, the USDA found that goat milk provides 19% more calcium per ounce than cow milk and is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Here is chart comparing these two dairy sources:
Scientists also suggest that goat milk may be more digestible than cow milk because the fat globules are smaller and easier on the digestive system.
Goat Milk Flavor
The flavor of goat milk has been described as mild, slightly earthy, and nutty. However, the actual taste is determined by its freshness, pasteurization method, goat breed, and living conditions including their feed. If you haven’t tried it we encourage you to give it a try, you might be surprised at how delicious it is!
How to Use Goat Milk
Good Housekeeping Magazine recommends replacing goat milk 1:1 for milk products in any recipe. It blends well in shakes and smoothies and makes the perfect addition to any latte. You can add goat milk to overnight oats, creamy soups, and even decadent sauces. Goat milk is also a great digestive-friendly substitute when baking. You can use goat milk butter in frostings and pastries, and goat milk itself makes a delicious ice cream if you have your own ice-cream machine at home.
About Bedford Blueberry Goat Farm
Located less than a mile from Chip-in Farm, Bedford Blueberry Goat Farm is a micro-dairy producing Grade A pasteurized goat milk and goat milk products. They use a vat pasteurizing process performed in frequent, small batches to avoid a “goaty” taste and preserve the benefits of most of the naturally occurring bio-flora.