Facts about Goat's Milk

Mark Gordon BrownStarred Page By Mark Gordon Brown, 25th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/28ckf36w/
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Goat's milk is becoming more and more popular. Some people are even switching from cow's milk to goat's. Let us learn more about goat's milk.

Handmade Goat's Milk Soap

Goat's milk soap is gentle on the skin. If properly made it does not contain the harsh chemicals, including petroleum, found in some other soaps. Keep in mind these are things used on our face and hands every day.

Handmade goat's milk soap contains glycerine that is often removed from other soaps to be used for more profitable products. Glycerine is a natural moisturizer found in goat's milk soap.

Goat's milk soap also contains the natural emollients, vitamins and triglycerides, found in all milk. These also make goat's milk soap better for the skin than regular soap. It is often safe to use for people eczema, and is very moisturizing for anyone with dry skin.

The best goat's milk soap is made from fresh goats milk.

Goat's Milk for People Who are Lactose Intolerant

Goat's milk does contain slightly less lactose, and the lactose is more digestible than the lactose found in cow's milk so some people who are lactose intolerant can still drink goat's milk.

1 in 10 people are allergic to a protein known as casein which is found in cow's milk at a greater rate than it is found in goat's milk. People who are allergic to casein might not even know it, and actually think they have a lactose problem. These people can usually drink goat's milk with no problems.

Other Health Advantages of Goats Milk

Goat's milk contains 13% more calcium than cow's milk.

Goat's milk contains 25% more Vitamin B than cow's milk.

Goat's milk contains 25% more selenium (an anti-oxidant) than cow's milk.

Goat's milk contains 47% more Vitamin A than cow's milk.

Goat's milk contains 134% more potassium than cow's milk.

Goat's milk contains 3 x more niacin than cow's milk.

Note that goat's milk is lacking in folic acid so many goat's milk products are sold with folic acid added, this would be important to watch for if the goat's milk is for babies, or toddlers.

Source for these stats

More Information on Goats

There are many different breeds of goats, some are better suited for milking than others.

Goats are fairly easy to keep and care for, but some breeds can climb fences, or may require extra protection in the winter.

Read more on the Differences of Sheep and Goats

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Raised in Michigan, I have a son who recently joined the Military. I am living in Canada with my wife where we have a hobby farm.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Dec 2011 (#)

very interesting Mark, am so happy to learn more about how to stay healthy, thank you

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author avatar Mikey.
25th Dec 2011 (#)

Hi Mark ,I enjoyed reading your informative article, I at one time kept goats, My daughters had lactose intolerance, And now my four year old granddaughter has it
but she cant tolerate goats milk either.Only lactose free cows milk. Well done regards Mikey.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
25th Dec 2011 (#)

Great information on goat's milk. Awesome star page.

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author avatar Buzz
25th Dec 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing the facts/advantages of goat's milk, Mark.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
25th Dec 2011 (#)

Merry Christmas Mark!
I have all the turkeys in the ovens now and I'm taking a break to answer email and messages. The ladies are handling the pies, dressing and all the other fixings. I've been doing turkeys since 2 AM. Hopefully everything will be ready when the homeless start arriving at around 10:eo. I don't know if Brenda told you but I volunteer at one of the local soup kitchens.

Anyway, great article. Brought back many happy memories of my early life down on the far. I haven't drank any goat's milk since and I can't honestly say that I even remember what it tasted like. I do remember that I always prefered fresh milk from our cows.

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author avatar arman123
25th Dec 2011 (#)

Well, I am so impressed , may I will switch to goat milk very soon.

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author avatar Denise O
25th Dec 2011 (#)

Great information on goats milk and goats milk soap. Well, I just made all the salads and I have a few minutes to sit before I slap the meat on the grill. Yes,in this household, the woman does the barbecuing. About 2 decades ago I decided to let Dan do it, big mistake! We all had a good, fine plate of chicken jerky. LOL
Mark, I hope you and your lovely wife have a wonderful Christmas day. I wish nothing but the best for you and yours, this coming New year. Thank you for all your help, I so appreciate all you do for me. As always, a great article, all the way around. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar D in The Darling
25th Dec 2011 (#)

And that's the only milk I'm supposed to drink. Thanks for sharing.

Merry Christmas to you and your entire beloved family.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
26th Dec 2011 (#)

I love this animals.

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
28th Dec 2011 (#)

I loved this, so true! :-) One of my fav lotions has goat's milk in it!

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author avatar ppruel
28th Dec 2011 (#)

Mark I never tasted yet milk from goat but from cow yes but not often. Awesome article. Packed of facts.

I have a good news to share - Dec 27, 2011 my Wikinut pages received views of 3,483 and an earning of 0.200 sterling pounds. It breaks my first recorded views of 2 thousand + for a day.

Each of the 200 articles has earned 0.001 and received views between 15 to 20.

I am planning to write an article about this and post it by January 2012... Happy Holidays.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
28th Dec 2011 (#)

Great information thanks Mark!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
28th Dec 2011 (#)

Hello Mark this is an awesome article about milk goats. I once owned some white Sanen goats as pets and to use the milk ourselves. It is an acquired taste for some but I just took to it easily and actually preferred the taste to cows milk. Great article about the soap as well. Thank you for sharing. I am quite curious as to where Ppruel gets access to those stats, Quite remarkable in deed.

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author avatar poetic2984
29th Dec 2011 (#)

Yes good article- I have drunk goat's milk, even sheep's milk and always used to hear those arguments about which was better. There was always a difference of taste when I compared them, sheep, goat and cow's.

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author avatar Val Mills
29th Dec 2011 (#)

Really enjoyed this. I think goats milk is really expensive here, but obviously the cost is worth it. I like the idea of goats milk soap.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

Nice facts about goat's milk soap.

Gandhiji emphasized on the goodness of goats' milk and he used to have on it daily.

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author avatar Songbird B
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Never knew this Mark, so a really informative article.. I live and learn with you my friend...lol

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author avatar John Kolyav
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Although we are well aware of the superiority of goat's milk by experience, thanks for the good information, scientifically presented..

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author avatar John Cruz
10th Aug 2012 (#)

I am lactose intolerant myself.

I appreciate very much knowing this very useful information about goat's milk for the lactose intolerant.

Thanks.

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