Camel milk versus goat milk which of the two types of milk is better?
Since milk arrived at our table, we can’t do without all kinds of dairy products in our lives.
The most common milk on the market today is cow’s milk, but goat’s milk and camel’s milk now have their place.
Do you know the difference between these two types of milk?
Which milk is the most nutritious?
The dietary guidelines for Chinese residents recommend drinking 300ml of milk every day or eating dairy products that are nutritionally equivalent to 300ml of milk.
So the question is: which milk is highly nutritious?
Goat’s milk is slightly whiter than cow’s milk. Powdered goat’s milk is the main form of product on the market. In comparison, sheep’s milk contains more complete nutrients, with more calcium, protein and vitamins. The calories per kilogram of goat’s milk are 210 kJ higher than those of cow’s milk, and the fat content is 3.6-4.5% (fat globules have a diameter of about 2 microns), which is easier to absorb. Goat’s milk is rich in short-chain fatty acids. Low-quality volatile fatty acids make up 25% of all fatty acids, while cow’s milk contains less than 10%. The mineral content of goat’s milk is 0.86%, which is about 0.16% more than that of cow’s milk.
The milk production of a camel is 2.5-3.5 kg per day, which is extremely low, less than a tenth of the milk production of cows. The color of camel milk is whiter and purer than cow’s milk and goat’s milk. The protein content and calcium content of camel milk is higher than that of cow’s milk and goat’s milk, and the protein content in camel dry matter is 3.55% to 4.47%. The rate of digestion and absorption of cow’s milk protein is generally 97% -98%, which is a complete protein. Camel’s milk contains 8 types of amino acids necessary for the human body, in a suitable proportion and higher than the amino acid content of cow’s milk. The fat content is lower than that of cow’s milk, and the vitamin C content is five times that of cow’s milk. Camel milk is high in iron and contains insulin-like factors, which can promote insulin secretion by the pancreas.
Cow’s Milk VS Goat’s Milk VS Camel’s Milk
First, let’s analyze the difference between camel milk and cow’s milk from the nutritional content of camel milk:
(1) Camel milk contains 5 times more vitamin C than cow’s milk. The vitamin C content of 100 ml of camel milk and the same amount of milk are 3.8 mg and 1.0 mg respectively.
(2) The fat content of camel milk is 2 times lower than that of cow’s milk.
(3) The iron content of camel milk is 10 times higher than that of cow’s milk and goat’s milk; the calcium content is twice that of cow’s milk; it is good for blood enrichment and promoting the development of human bones.
(4) Camel milk contains thousands of times more natural insulin than normal milk and goat milk; According to research, 1 liter of camel’s milk contains 52 units of insulin, while the same amount of cow’s milk contains only 0.016 units of insulin.
(5) The lactose content of camel’s milk is several times lower than that of cow’s and goat’s milk, it is weakly sensitized and suitable for people with lactose intolerance.
(6) Camel milk contains long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial for improving the activity of human brain cells and improving memory and thinking ability.
(7) The camel lives in an extremely hostile environment, so its immune system is very strong, and camel milk is also very useful in improving human immunity. In Arab countries where there are more camels and some countries in Africa, camel milk is a drink strongly recommended by nutritionists and doctors.
(8) The fertility of Arab women is relatively high, which would be linked to the regular consumption of camel milk.
(9) In many parts of the world, camel milk is also used as a tonic; it is believed to have the function of nourishing the yin and strengthening the yang.