Goat Milk is Trending
Goat milk, consumed by 65% of the world’s population, is becoming more popular as an alternative to cow milk in the United States.
Many families are moving away from consuming cow milk. According to the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of California, Davis, cow milk has a similar percentage of fat to goat milk. Depending on the type of goat and the season, goats may have less fat than cows. Goat and cow milk also contain similar calcium content. The smaller size of the fat globules along with the type of fat in goat milk make it easier to digest than cow milk. Further, cows are often pumped with hormones to increase milk production while most goats are not. Although the effects of bovine growth hormones (rBGH) on humans are inconclusive, they do cause side effects like reduced pregnancy rates, visibly abnormal milk, and hoof disorders in animals.
Goat Milk Products on the Rise
Goat milk consumption began to increase in the United States in the 1930s during the Depression when cow milk was becoming scarce due to market price instability. At that time, milk consumers noticed that goat milk was easier to digest than cow milk.
Today, consumers who seek to avoid foods containing additives and rBGH are looking to goat milk products. Specialty yogurts, including yogurts produced with goats’ milk, grew 30% from 2007 to 2009. The number of goat milk yogurt companies that launched more than doubled between 2009 and 2010.
Goat milk popularity has reached a captive national audience, with Top Chef showcasing a Goat Milk Custard.
Goat Milk’s Most Delicious Use
Laloo’s values a different type of goat milk product – ice cream. Laloo’s Goat’s Milk Ice Cream is the only nationally distributed goat milk ice cream on the market.
Laloo’s has a rich creamy texture and a mild neutral flavor that is enhanced with chocolate and other natural flavorings. All Laloo’s flavors appeal to the traditional super premium ice cream connoisseur but with the benefit of having the healthier monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as appreciable vitamins and minerals that help to provide greater nutritional function. The type of protein in goat milk is easier to digest than cow milk making it a potential choice for people who cannot digest lactose. Using locally sourced ingredients in their ice cream, Laloo’s is a tasty treat for people who love ice cream but can’t eat ice cream made of cow milk.
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