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Vol. 6, Issue 12 (2017)

A review on health promoting aspects of goat milk

Vaquil and Rekha Rathee
Goats play an important role in livestock industry having adaptability to harsh climates which make them suitable for landless and marginal farmers. They are one of the main contributors of milk and meat products. Goat milk is different from cow and human milk, these differences in composition of cow milk and goat milk may result into the products with different sensory characteristics, nutritional and therapeutic values. Goat milk contains higher amount of calcium, magnesium and phosphors than cow and human milk. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and proteins which are more in goat milk have been recognized as unique lipid and protein with unique health benefits. The soft curd of goat milk may be an advantage for adult humans suffering from gastrointestinal disturbances and ulcers. It is reported that the bioavailability of Zn is enhanced by goat milk in comparison to cow milk. Moreover, goat milk is also used as therapy against different problems including gastrointestinal disturbances, vomiting, colic, diarrhea, constipation and respiratory problems.
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Vaquil, Rekha Rathee. A review on health promoting aspects of goat milk. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(12):05-08.

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