Goat Milk Shares
Goat Milk Nutrition Will Surprise You
While it’s not very popular in the Western world, goat milk is actually one of the most widely consumed milk drinks in the rest of the world and with good reason — it tastes great and it’s chock-full of nutrients.
Just check out all that one glass of goat milk has to offer. (1)
- Calories: 168
- Saturated Fat: 6.5 grams / 33 percent DV*
- Carbohydrates: 11 grams / 4 percent DV
- Protein: 10.9 grams / 4 percent DV
- Cholesterol: 27 milligrams / 9 percent DV
- Sugars: 11 grams
- Sodium: 12 milligrams / 5 percent DV
- Calcium: 327 milligrams / 33 percent DV
- Phosphorous: 271 milligrams / 27 percent DV
- Magnesium: 34.2 milligrams / 9 percent DV
- Potassium: 498 milligrams / 14 percent DV
- Copper: 0.1 milligrams / 6 percent DV
- Zinc: 0.7 milligrams / 5 percent DV
- Vitamin A: 483 IU / 10 percent DV
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.3 milligrams / 20 percent DV
- Vitamin C: 3.2 milligrams / 5 percent DV
- Vitamin D: 29.3 IU / 7 percent DV
*Recommended Daily Value
Goat Milk Benefits
1. It’s easier to digest.
While the fat content of cow and goat milk is similar, the fat globules in goat milk are smaller, making it easier for your body to digest. (2) Once it reaches your stomach, the protein in goat milk forms a softer curd than cow milk — only about 2 percent of goat milk is curd, compared to about 10 percent in cow milk — helping your body digest it with less irritation than cow milk.
Goat milk is also lower in lactose, or milk sugars, than cow milk. Because many people aren’t as lactose intolerant as they believe — or simply have trouble digesting cow milk and aren’t actually allergic to lactose — goat milk can be a viable option. (3)
2. It has fewer allergenic proteins and causes less inflammation.
Most people who are intolerant of cow milk are actually sensitive to one of the proteins found in it, A1 casein, and lack the ability to digest A1. Additionally, cow milk is the number one allergy among children and can persist throughout adulthood. That’s because it contains more than 20 different allergens (including A1 casein) that can cause allergic reactions — often confused for seasonal allergy symptoms — which can range from hives and runny noses to abdominal cramping and colic in babies. (4, 5)
So what’s the big deal with A1 casein? This protein is highly inflammatory for some people, and inflammation is at the root of most diseases. A1 casein can contribute to gastrointestinal issues like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s, leaky gut and colitis — and some less obvious problems, like acne, autoimmune diseases and skin issues like eczema. (6, 7, 8)
While there are some cows who don’t produce A1 casein, namely Jersey and Guernsey cows, the majority of bovines in the U.S., Western Europe and Australia are Holstein and Fresian, which are A1 casein producers.
On the contrary, milk that contains mostly or exclusively A2 casein produces none of these inflammatory effects. Goat milk contains only A2 casein, making it, protein-wise, the closest milk to human breast milk. (9) In fact, one study suggests that goat milk, when used as the first protein after breastfeeding, is less allergenic for babies than cow milk. (10)
3. It’s high in calcium and fatty acids but low in cholesterol.
While cow milk is often touted as one of the main calcium-rich foods, there’s no need to worry about not getting enough of calcium when switching to goat milk. It’s actually richer in the mineral, with about 33 percent of the daily recommended value versus 28 percent in cow milk.
Goat milk also has high levels medium-chain fatty acids — 30–35 percent as opposed to 15–20 percent in cow milk. These fatty acids provide an energy boost that isn’t stored as body fat, help lower cholesterol, and can even help treat conditions like coronary diseases and intestinal disorders. (11, 12, 13)
But wait, there’s more! Goat milk helps increase “good” cholesterol levels while reducing the bad ones. In fact, it’s got healing properties similar to olive oil and is recommended for keeping high cholesterol in check. (14)
4. It keeps skin looking good.
The fatty acids and triglycerides found in goat milk not only keep your insides running smoothly, but they help you look great on the outside, too. Their moisturizing qualities help keep skin baby soft. Goat milk also has high levels of vitamin A, which can improve your complexion, fight acne and improve overall skin health. In fact, it should be considered one of the home remedies for acne. The lactic acid found in goat milk helps rid your body of dead skin cells and brighten skin tone; no more pasty face! (15)
Because goat milk has a pH level similar to humans, it’s absorbed by the skin with less irritation and helps keep bacteria at bay (goodbye, pimples!).
5. It absorbs nutrients and minerals better than cows’ milk.
Moo-ve over, cows. While goat and cow milk might rank similarly for mineral content, goat milk might still be the winner.
That’s because early studies have found that nutrients like iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous were more easily digested and used by the body in goat milk than cow milk. Because of the bioavailability of these minerals, goat milk also looks promising for treatment of nutritional deficiencies like anemia and bone demineralization. (16) In addition, it can help address all-too-common iron deficiency and magnesium deficiency.
In fact, researchers suggest that goat milk should be consumed regularly by individuals with malabsorption issues, anemia, osteoporosis or prolonged treatments with iron supplements.
Regularly consuming goat milk enhances the body’s ability to use iron and boosts regeneration of hemoglobin, making it a safe and natural way to treat osteoporosis and combat anemia. Its high levels of zinc and selenium also help prevent neurodegenerative diseases.
Zen Body Care has a herd of goats consisting of some Alpines, LaManchas, Sannan and Nigerians as well. Each goat has a different flavor to its milk. What does this mean? Well, you can decide on which milk taste best to you. We can give you a small taste testing when you come by the farm to look further into our Goat Milk Shares.
Ok, so what's a Goat Milk Share?
A share is in essence a stock in the herd it consists of 1/7th of a goats milk production per week. This means you get one full gallon of raw goats milk per week. The initial cost of the buy-in is $40. This secures your spot in the herd and ensures your milk. With goats they have a cycle when it comes to milk, so towards the end of the year their production drops a bit. To help keep this from affecting our shareholders we try to stagger our goats breeding. This helps with our productions and helps insure you don't have to go without your tasty milk.
After you buy-in to the herd you will then pay just $34 a month for your 1 gallon of Raw Goats Milk per week. That breaks down your price per gallon to only $8.50 per gallon. Try and get that price in the local store for Raw Goats Milk..
Speaking of the store bought milk. Just to give you an idea of what you're getting from the store when you buy your goats milk from there. This milk is pasteurized, which means its heated up to kill all the bacteria that may be in it, but at the same time its removing all the healthy benefits mentioned above. Bacteria from milk only comes from improper preparation and handling of the milk. As long as you follow a procedure that we have in place cam you ensure your milk is going to be good for you and packed full of taste. Best part is that we don't have to add anything additional to the milk to give it back it's lost nutritional value after it has been treated for store shelf sales.
If your interested in learning more, please feel free to give us a call and schedule a time you could come out to talk.