Q: What are the differences between Cow Milk and Goat Milk?

A: Goat Milk vs Cow Milk
•  Nutrient content of goat milk is slightly less than cow milk but goat milk is more digestible because the fat molecules are one-fifth the size of those from cow milk -- making it easily tolerated by those with compromised digestive systems.
•  Seventy-two percent of the milk used throughout the world is from goats. It is one-third richer than cows milk but more nourishing and easier to digest.
•  The flavor of goat milk is comparable to that of cow milk.  Goat milk has a milder taste.
•  Goat milk has no cream separation because of smaller fat molecules.
•  Goat milk contains pre-formed Vitamin A in the milk fat that allows it to be readily available for use by the body.
•  Goats milk contains a more highly-evolved cholesterol than cows milk, making it more available for absorption to the brain and body. (Cholesterol is essential to the health of the myelin sheaths "white matter" of the nerves in the brain.)
•  Goat milk is closer to human milk and is therefore easily accepted especially by those young or frail.
•  Goat milk has an alkaline reaction the same as mother's milk. Cow milk has an acid reaction
•  Goat milk does not form mucous (phlegm) and is therefore better tolerated by asthmatics and those with allergies. (homemade raw goat milk formula ideal for asthma)
•  Goat milk contains more chlorine, fluorine and silicon than any other domestic livestock. Chlorine and fluorine are natural germicides and fluorine assists in preventing diabetes.
•  Goat milk contains 2% curd, which precipitates in the stomach. Cows milk is 10% curd.
•  Goats are naturally immune to diseases, such as tuberculosis, and are used in third-world countries to actually cure tuberculosis because of their inherent antibodies.
•  Goats milk is tolerated by a compromised /damaged liver because of the smaller fat molecules and it's naturally homogenized.
•  Goats milk has the ability to "sweeten" the intestinal tract and assist with constipation.
•  Goats milk contains a higher evolved carotene (pro-Vitamin A). Researchers have found this to have cancer preventing properties.

Source for above: Natures Prescription Milk by Gloria Gilbere, N.D., D.A. Hom., Ph.D.

  • Goat milk is more similar to human milk than cow milk, but goats milk can be lower in B-12 and folic acid depending on if the goats are grass fed.
  • Goats milk is higher in essential fatty acids than cow milk: Caproic, caprylic, capric and lauric acid. It has a greater chain of medium and short chain saturated fatty acids making it easier to digest than cow's milk.
  • Goats milk contains less sodium but more potassium than cow's milk.
  • Goats eating weeds and grass have milk which contains more folic acid.