The Nutritional Benefits of Goat Milk

And The Debate Over Raw Milk Benefits vs Risks

The Nutritional Benefits of Goat Milk
Many people overlook goat milk as a source of nutrition. But it isn’t for everyone. With far fewer goats in the U.S. than cows (380 thousand vs 9.39 million head), goat milk can be more expensive and is often hard to find. To get an idea of the nutritional value, I spoke with Michelle Miller MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, pediatric dietitian at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. She says, “As an unfamiliar product, consumers may initially be reluctant to try goat milk. I, myself, had been nervous to try it until one day I used it to make a goat milk and Gruyere quiche with oyster mushrooms. It was delicious!” What is in Goat Milk? Goat milk is packed full of nutrients. A single glass contains approximately one quarter of your daily calcium and vitamin A. It is rich in phosphorus and, if fortified for commercial sale, vitamin D, which

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