Nutrient Composition Of Goat Milk Basic Composition

Goat milk is similar to cow milk in its basic composition. Caprine milk, on the average, contains 12.2% total solids, consisting of 3.8% fat, 3.5% protein, 4.1% lactose, and 0.8% ash (Table 1). It has more fat, protein, and ash and less lactose than cow milk. Goat milk contains slightly less total casein, but higher nonprotein nitrogen than the cow counterpart. Goat milk and cow milk have 3 to 4 times greater levels of protein and ash than human milk. Total solids and caloric values of goat, cow, and human milks are similar.[3-5]

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