Goat’s Milk vs Regular Milk. An Objective Analysis.

I recently had the pleasure of seeing goat milk on sale at my friendly neighborhood market place, and I took advantage of this occasion to give you dear readers a taste (so to speak) or the differences between regular poor people milk, and the highly sought after goat milk.

Calories
Because goat milk has around 10 g of fat vs regular milk’s 8 or 9, and due to the fact that it’s way easier to find low fat cow milk, at 140 cal per 8 oz, goat’s milk loses this one. Or wins, if you are anything like me, and enjoy drinking tons of calories.

Protein
Goats and Cows have different types of curd in their milk, which yields different kinds of proteins. Goat milk  (hear after will be referred to as GM) has a quicker digested proteins than RM (hats off to you if you figured this one out on your own). So GM wins this one. Or loses, depending on if you want a slow digesting casein protein.
 
Lactose
GM has often been touted as being magic milk because of it’s ability to be digested by those who are lactose intolerant. So it wins this one. RM 4.7% lactose. GM 4.1% lactose. Yep, you heard it here first.

Vitamins and Minerals
GM has 13% more calcium, 25% more B-6, 47% more A, 134% more potassium, 300% more niacin, and 400% more copper (?). So goat milk wins. Especially if you love copper.

Taste
Whole milk: 8
2% milk: 7
Skim milk: 5
Goat Milk: 9

Cost
Cow Milk 2.79 Gal.
Goat Milk 15.96 Gal.

Chance of Getting Mad Cow Disease From Milk

Goat Milk 0%
Cow Milk 100%

Make your own mind up here, but Goat milk, even though I did feel like I was drinking clouds from heaven while I consumed it, is far to expensive for me to enjoy on a regular basis. However, if you have a friend who’s birthday is coming up, I’m sure they would love a cold pint of the frothy white delight. You’re welcome for that idea.