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Goat milk vs. raw cows milk

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 17, 2012 at 4:29 AM

Where I live I can't get raw cow milk, as far as I know. However, in the grocery store I can find good quality goats milk (low-fat and whole varieties). I know there are different benefits to goats milk, like being better for those who are lactose intolerant.

So my question would be then, is goat's milk a good alternative to raw cow's milk (if one were looking to include dairy in their diet)? Or am I missing the point completely that raw cow's milk is healthier because it's unpasteurized? Thus, to measure any benefits, it would need to be compared to RAW goat's milk?

Thanks for any thoughts!

B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on June 18, 2012
at 03:06 AM

Great points- thank you!

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on June 17, 2012
at 05:37 PM

yay for kefir!!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 17, 2012
at 03:22 PM

And in my experience, tastes NASTY.

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on June 17, 2012
at 05:06 AM

The most important consideration is raw. Second is the fact that goat milk does not have the A1 protein that some cow milk has. Also, goats are much close in size to us humans, so the fats are more appropriate. Search for "A1 A2 cows milk".

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on June 17, 2012
at 04:59 AM

The protein being casein. Not necessarily a bad thing.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on June 17, 2012
at 04:48 AM

Your profile says you're near Tampa. You can get raw milk in Florida, but you can only buy it for your pets' consumption *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*. Here's where you can get it locally: http://realmilk.com/where02.html#fl

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F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

on June 17, 2012
at 05:08 AM

One of the main things about raw milk is that it will help with lactose intolerance. But even better is homemade kefir. The kefir will eat the lactose; problem solved. And eating the lactose also means reducing the carbs and turning the milk from being non-paleo into paleo.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on June 17, 2012
at 05:37 PM

yay for kefir!!

B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on June 18, 2012
at 03:06 AM

Great points- thank you!

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02dbe6236eb164ca5b45cc53e9525e4a

on August 23, 2012
at 04:07 AM

The Dancing Goat is in Tampa and they have both raw goat and raw cow milk, kefir and yogurt. Cheeses too, I think. It is sold for pets only but we have been drinking it for several years at our place. Worth the try!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 17, 2012
at 01:28 PM

If you're lactose intolerant, goat milk and cow milk will produce the same result. I know, folks swear up and down that they cure the lactose intolerance when switching from cow to goat, but that makes no sense; lactose is lactose no matter the source. The differences will be the proteins. There is also some difference in fats as well.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on June 17, 2012
at 04:46 AM

Some people who are lactose intolerant or sensitive to the casein in cow's milk, like me, find it easier to digest goat's milk. I haven't seen goat's milk in my store (but haven't looked either). I do eat goat's milk yogurt and goat's milk cheeses with no problems. TBH though, cow cheddar also doesn't bother me much. If you can't get raw milk then I think the raw goat's milk is a moot point.

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Af65a6426761cd7591ee1bb62a0c3f7f

on June 17, 2012
at 04:35 AM

I hear its easier to digest, faster to absorb but lower in protein.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 17, 2012
at 03:22 PM

And in my experience, tastes NASTY.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on June 17, 2012
at 04:59 AM

The protein being casein. Not necessarily a bad thing.

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