Saturday, July 7, 2012

Minerals in goat’s milk

Goat milk contains higher calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and chlorine and lower sodium and sulfur contents than cow milk.

Although the fluctuation of macro-mineral contents may not be considerable in goat milk, their levels can vary, depending on the breed, diet, animal and stage of location.

Goat milk has a reputation of being a highly digestible dairy product even more digestible than cowls milk and less allergenic as well.

When compared with cow’s milk, goat’s milk has a lower iron. However, goat milk contains 13% more calcium, 134% more potassium, and 27% more selenium compared with cow’s milk. It is also four times higher in copper.

Goat milk contains about 134 mg Calcium and 121 mg Phosphorus / 100g. Human milk contains only one-fourth to one-sixth of these minerals.

Phosphorus exerts several important bioactive metabolic functions in the body, including bone mineralization, energy metabolism, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, body buffer system and formation and transport of nucleic acids and phospholipids across cell membranes for body cell functioning, etc.

Goat’s milk is one do the best fluorine sources, nearly ten times higher than cow’s milk. Dietary fluorine helps built immunity, protect teeth and strengthen bones.
Minerals in goat’s milk
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