Goat milk has many health benefits and is becoming more popular.
This article is an overview of how to pasteurize and store raw milk as well as information on how to make cheese and even soap.
There are many links for resources here for both the beginner and the more advanced dairy goat owner.
Goat Milk Nutritional Information
Goats milk is considered by many to be the most nutritious milk available.
It has been used throughout the centuries to cure ailments and is often the recommended milk for infants who are allergic to cows milk or formula.
I was one such infant.
It a high nutritional value, because it contains protein, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Goat’s milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk and its fat content is also lower – around 3%.
It can be consumed in its natural form or it can be used as an ingredient in some dishes as well as for making cheese.
A one-cup serving of whole goat milk contains:
- Calories: 168
- Protein: 9 grams
- Fat: 10 grams
- Carbohydrates: 11 grams
- Fiber: 0 grams
- Sugar: 11 grams
It is also an excellent source of vitamin A.
Healthy Goats Are Important
Keep in mind however for a goat to produce nutritious goat milk that is delicious to drink or cook with, they must be fed a good diet and properly cared for.
This is why I have also included links to articles on raising goats.
In addition to drinking the goat milk, it does make a wonderful cleansing soap, so there are also links to goat milk soap recipes.
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