Import, Beli, Jual & Ternak Kambing Boer ; Reka & Bina Kandang


Goodness, the Boer Goat

From The Star... Sunday Metro, 19 Aug 2007


Care for some chevon, cabrito or capretto?

FORGET everything you’ve been taught about mutton. Contrary to what we have been told at school, goat meat is not mutton. Lamb meat is.

Goat meat is actually known as chevon, cabrito or capretto – depending on the ages of the goats when they are slaughtered.

And did you know that compared to other meat like beef, poultry and pork, goat meat is extra lean, with 3g of fat or sometimes less, and has less than 2g of saturated fat?

Eating healthy: A Boer goat munching on the Napier grass at the organic farm in Tapah.
This is especially true of Boer goat meat. Production of the Boer goat meat was developed in South Africa in the early 1900s. The word “Boer” actually means “farmer” in Dutch. Because of the manner in which they are reared, Boer goats provide meat that is naturally lean and nutritious.

Not only is it an excellent source of protein and iron, Boer goat meat also has higher potassium content, with a low sodium level.

A place that rears Boer goats is the 20-acre Highland Organic Boer Farm in Tapah, Perak. It is managed by Majestic Nature Boer Farm Sdn Bhd.

The farm rears over 2,000 Boer goats which are put on a strict 100% organic diet.

They are fed naturally grown Napier grass to ensure that they receive the optimal intake of fibre and protein.

Apart from that, they also consume clean mineral water that comes from the same source that feeds the Lata Kinjang waterfall near the farm. Considering all the above factors, this probably explains why Boer goat meat is much healthier than other red meat.

According to Majestic Nature Boer Farm managing director Yeow Joo Kwang, the Highland Organic Boer Farm provides a clean and dry environment that is crucial for the healthy growth of the Boer goats.

Fried Goat Meat in Pepper Sauce
Therefore, all the essential amino acids are present in the goat meat, with no hormonal, chemical or bacterial contamination.

Even the American Heart Association recommends the goat meat to those who suffer from heart-related problems, as the meat is high in protein, with a healthy fat ratio.

Sunday Metro was invited for a tour of the farm recently.

Coincidentally, celebrity chefs Ismail and Florence Tan were among the invited guests as well.

“When I first tried the Boer meat, it was a thrilling experience as it didn’t release some foul odour compared to other meat,” says Chef Ismail.

Gulai Kambing Berempah
“We didn’t have to marinate the meat that long either and, amazingly, it is much more tender,” says Chef Florence.

To add to the excitement, both the chefs surprised the guests by serving six different dishes of Boer meat.

On the menu were the Mint Nutty Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, Goat Meat Cumin Rice, Fried Goat Meat in Pepper Sauce, Gulai Kambing Berempah and Goat Varuval.

“We each came prepared with a recipe for the public to try out at home,” says Chef Ismail, adding that the step-by-step recipe is simple and anyone can try it at home.

“The Boer goat meat is so yummy that I even serve them in my restaurant,” adds Chef Ismail.

Yeow says that the problem most Malaysians face is that they do not know where to get the Boer goat meat.

If you would like to get your hands on Boer goat meat, Majestic Nature Boer Farm will open a special shop called Boer Goat Junction next month.

The shop will be located at No.43, Jalan SS21/60, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya or visit

Susu Kambing

Susu Kambing adalah makanan semulajadi berkhasiat yang diperlukan untuk kesihatan badan seharian. Ianya sesuai untuk semua lapisan umur. Susu ini boleh diminum panas atau sejuk malah boleh dibuat dadih, ais krim, keju dan mentega. Pada masa sekarang industri kosmetik mengeluarkan berbagai produk berasaskan susu kambing seperti syampu, krim muka, sabun, pewangi dan juga krim pencukur.


· Susu terbaik selepas susu ibu

· Kaya dengan protin, enzim dan vitamin A

· Tidak menyebabkan alahan

· Kuatkan sistem imunisasi

· Bersifat alkali

· Tingkatkan daya kepekaaan, tumpuan dan ingatan

· Lancarkan sistem penghadaman dan usus

· Membantu mengubati kanser, demam kuning, gastrik, ulser, asma(lelah), penyakit kulit dan sukar tidur

· Membantu merawat sengugut, darah tinggi, lemah jantung, kencing manis, batuk kering dan gout

· Imbangi gula dalam darah dan kolestrol

· Menguatkan jisim tubuh yang sihat(tulang, gigi, otot, sendi, kulit dan tisu saraf

· Memulihkan tenaga batin

· Awet muda

Compare the Health Benefits of Goat Milk Versus Cow Milk

Although Americans are accustomed to cow's milk, goat's milk is much more common in most other parts of the world. Goats are hardier than cows, are inexpensive, and take up less space.

Goat's milk is closest to mother's milk than any other food. Goat's milk is a complete protein and contains every essential amino acid. Yet it contains significantly less fat than cow's milk.

Goat milk is easy to digest, even for babies. Goat milk has more medium chain fatty acids than cow milk, which aids in easier digestion. Goat milk fat consists of 35 percent medium chain fatty acids, compared with 17 percent found in cow milk. Almost half of people who are lactose intolerant are able to drink goat's milk.

Three different medium chain fatty acids found in goat milk are thought to have health benefits for people with certain types of diseases, especially diseases involving metabolism. Some of these conditions include cystic fibrosis, gallstones, heart disease, and various digestive problems. Goat milk has three times more of these types of medium chain fatty acids than cow milk.

Goat's milk contains less of the enzyme xanthine oxidase than cow's milk. When this enzyme enters the bloodstream, it can create scar tissue on the heart. This, in turn, causes the body to produce cholesterol for protection. This can be a precursor to arteriosclerosis.

Goat milk contains more vitamin A than cow milk. Cow milk's vitamin A content is partially consistent of carotenoids, which must be turned into vitamin A by the body. All of the vitamin A found in goat milk is pre-formed. This is an advantage to people with health conditions which prevent their bodies from being able to form vitamin A from carotenoids. Goat's milk also contains more riboflavin than cow's milk.

A cup of goat's milk has almost 33 percent of the recommended daily allowance for calcium, compared to almost 30 percent of the recommended daily allowance for calcium in a cup of cow's milk.A cup of goat milk also supplies more protein than a cup of cow milk, almost nine grams of protein compared to about eight grams of protein in cow milk.

An important component present in goat's milk is called biorganic sodium. One of the highest sources of biorganic sodium is goat's milk. Arthritis is thought to be caused by lack of this mineral. The human stomach stores more sodium than any other organ. Therefore, at least some digestive disturbances are thought to be caused by lack of biorganic sodium. The lack of this mineral inhibits the stomach's production of needed enzymes. This in turn causes bloating, even ulcers. The typical American diet of processed foods, sodas, sugar, and alcohol greatly depletes the body of biorganic sodium.

Dr. Bernard Jensen wrote a book titled Goat Milk Magic in which he discusses his findings on goat's milk. He studied people in mountainous regions of Russia. An important element in their diets was goat's milk. Many people in the area were some of the oldest in the world, as well as the healthiest.

Dr. Jensen has concluded that goat's milk has extraordinary healing powers for a variety of conditions. Some health conditions that goat's milk seems to help include allergies, tuberculosis, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcers. Dr. Jensen's opinion is that goat's milk prevents many degenerative diseases and increases chances of living a long, healthy life.

Goat Milk: A Skin Beauty Treatment You Can Buy at the Grocery Store

Much Cheaper Than Over Priced Beauty Treatments
Beauty product can be expensive. The beauty products that promise the most amazing results using have the most expensive price tag. Today more and more beauty products are announcing using natures own products to create a truly beautiful result. Ingredients such as honey, lemon,
vitamin c, and olive oil are popular in today's most successful beauty products.

So if Este Lauder, L'oreal, and other popular beauty product lines can benefit by adding these products - so can you! At home DIY beauty is becoming more and more popular. Women today are becoming more frugal with the economy and really getting back to what works. We are all tired of the expensive beauty products, many of which fail to measure up to their promises. So when taking beauty to a new level - get back to nature!

Let me introduce you to goat milk! Yes, you heard me correctly, goat's milk. Goat milk has a myriad of benefits for the skin. You can see goats milk as an active ingredient in many of today's top beauty treatments.

Goat Milk:

Where you have seen it:

Crabtree & Evelyn Goatmilk Comforting Body Cream Retail $28.00

Canus Goat's Milk Foaming Milk Bath Retail $10.00

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream Retail $55.00


Goat milk conditions the skin and is highly moisturizing. It serves as a great beauty treatment in the bath. Simply purchase goat milk (from farm, or canned from grocery store) and add two cups to a warm bath and soak. You will immediately notice your skin feels silky smooth. Don't get squeamish - this is too good of a skin treatment to throw away on fist appearances!

Goat's milk has smaller proteins, making it easily and quickly absorbed into the skin. Goat milk is a well known beauty aid in fighting and treating serious skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Goat milk's high content of lactic acid makes goat milk a perfect moisturizer!

Goat milk can also serve as a great exfoliant. After skin is treated with goat's milk, old skin cells easily slough off. To aid in the process, you can add some baking soda and goat milk, making a paste. With firm pressure, rub goat mil and baking soda paste onto your skins most
dehydrated and flaky areas and watch your skin be renewed! That's the potent power of goat milk.

Using goat's milk in beauty treatments is nothing new. It's one of those oldies but goodies dating back to biblical times. Just as honey and olive oil, goat milk is a great old time ingredient to keep in your beauty arsenal.

Where to buy:

You can buy goat milk in most grocery stores, although it is usually canned and sold with other canned milks. You would probably find it near the evaporated milk, condensed milk and even coconut milk. Optimally you would purchase milk from a farm. Raw goat milk is the best of the best and takes the cream of the crop award for beauty. But don't worry - if you are unable to obtain it from a farm. Even out of a can, goat milk packs a powerful punch to creating smooth, radiant, silky, and supple skin.

So next time your at the grocery store, think of your beauty and your skin and pick up some goat milk! You will be glad you did.




Goat milk is as close to a perfect food as possible in nature. Its chemical structure is amazingly similar to mother's milk. It is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids without the heavy fat content and catarrh producing materials of cow's milk.

If you have been around farms, you would notice goats are much more flexible and limber than cows. They can climb and do things that are beautiful to watch. I have seen goats get on the roofs of barns and houses and wondered how it was possible. the reason for this is that goats are a bioorganic sodium animal, while cows are a calcium animal.

Bioorganic sodium in known in Naturopathic Medicine as the youth element. Arthritis does not come with old age. It is a lack of this essential mineral that brings on the symptoms of old age.The highest sources of bioorganic sodium is found in goat milk and sweet goat whey. Abunda Life Goat Milk products contain both quick dried goat milk and the whey. It is the sodium that keeps the goats young, active, flexible, and limber all of their lives. There are no old goats in the human sense. They can climb, jump, leap, and walk all of their lives because bioorganic sodium is the joining mobilizing material that makes this possible.
Each organ of the body has a reserve of one chemical element more than others. It holds certain chemical elements so that it is a unique active organ. This principle, known as "The Chemical Story," is one of the essential principles of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Koenig of Germany, in autopsy after autopsy, discovered that there is more sodium stored in the stomach than any other organ of the body. The stomach is known as a bioorganic sodium organ in naturopathic medicine. When the body becomes deficient in bioorganic sodium foods do not digest properly. The stomach's ability to produce enzymes and hydrochloric acid is slowed down and we experience belching, bloating, and ulcers become possible along with many other digestive problems. Coffee, tea, sugar, white flour products, chocolate, alcohol, and especially soda drinking produces a high stomach acid imbalance that sucks the bioorganic sodium right off the walls of the stomach and colon. This condition sometimes takes many years to manifest itself and is not noticed until it becomes a named disease. It is for this reason that we do not permit soda in the house at Abunda Life.

The endless array of mindless over-the-counter drugs like Tums, Pepto Bismal, and bicarbonite of soda, as you may well know, is the wrong type of sodium. Like all drugs, without exception, cause more long term problems than short term solutions. In naturopathic medicine we believe that God provided the answer in Food Medicine. Goat milk and goat whey are natural food medicines designed to both nourish and heal, prevent and treat the stomach, colon, intestines, and arthritic like conditions.

I've seen goat milk perform wonders at Abunda Life Clinic with both children and adults. I have seen people who could not digest a single food come back to health with goat milk. Many mothers have thrown out the plastic mixes called baby formulas to have their children grow strong and healthy without drugging them and without heavy mucus that cows milk often produces. Some people have resurrected from the dead with goat milk.

Dr. Jensen told me that Ghandi was always able to rapidly come back to excellent health after his very prolonged fasts because of goat milk. Goat milk is one of the best food medicines for rebuilding the brain, nervous sytem, and mental faculties. Goat milk is one of the finest foods for regenerating the cells of the body and bringing a person back to health.

After mother's milk, goat milk is the ideal food for weaning a child. It is the nearest to mother's milk in composition, nutrients, and natural chemical properties. It is easy to digest and is a magnificent bodybuilding food. Its fat globules are one ninth the size as cow's milk, making it easier to digest. If you don't homogenize cow's milk you must remove some of the cream. With goats milk this is not neccessary as it is naturally homogenized.

One common denominator that Dr. Jensen discovered in his 70 year study of people over the age of 100, in visiting 90 countries, was goat milk. Margaret Patton of London died at 137 years old. Jonathan Hartop walks 9 miles a day at the age of 136 and lived to be 138. Thomas Parr lived 152 years and Peter Czartin from Austria live to be 184. All lived on goat milk. This is not surprising to some who realize that the only milk referred to in the Bible, as food, is goat milk (Proverbs 27:27).
  • Abunda Life Goat Milk is not only highly nutritious, but is so delicious that children love it. One 12 ounce container makes 2 gallons or 8 quarts or 32 eight ounce glasses of reconstituted goat milk.

  • Abunda Life's Goat Milk is so highly nutritous that it can often serve as a meal substitute or healthy snack in itself. It is so delicious that children and adults love it. Goat milk is the number one substitute for cow milk made by most Naturopathic Doctors for the following reasons:
    1. Goat milk is a highly comabtible nourishing natural food for people who are allergic to cow milk.
    2. Cow milk is mucus forming to many people. Goat milk is not only non-mucus forming, but actually helps to neutralize mucus.
    3. The fat content in goat milk is very low compared to cow milk. The fat globules are 1/9 the size of cow milk making it a very easy natural food to break down.
    4. Certain ethnic groups, especially Jews and Blacks and some Hispanics are lactate intolerant, which means that their bodies can react adversly to cow milk and cow milk products. For these people goat milk can be the perfect substitute
    5. The chemical structure of goat milk is very close to that of mother's milk.
    6. The elements of goat milk are similar to those found in the stomach, colon, intestines, and joints. Thereby making goat milk the perfect food for these symptoms.
    7. Goat milk digests easily making it the perfect food for children, the elderly, those with digestive difficulties, those recuperating from a disease or health conditions, and your pets that have been weaned from their mother.
    8. Goat milk neutralizes acids and toxins.
    9. Goat milk is high in healing enzymes and has a superior form of calcium than cow milk.
    10. Goat milk is compatible with most Abunda Life powder formulas.
QUESTION 1: What are the health benefits of
goat milk over cow milk?
QUESTION 2: Can we use goat milk if we are sensitive to cow milk?

A. One of the more significant differences from cow milk is found in the composition and structure of fat in goat milk. The average size of goat milk fat globules is about 2 micrometers, as compared to 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 micrometers for cow milk fat. These smaller sized fat globules provide a better dispersion, and a more homogeneous mixture of fat in the milk. Research indicates that there is more involved to the creaming ability of milk than merely physical size of the fat globules.

It appears that their clustering is favored by the presence of an agglutinin in milk which is lacking in goat milk, therefore creating a poor creaming ability, especially at lower temperatures. The natural homogenization of goat milk is, from a human health standpoint, much better than the mechanically homogenized cow milk product. It appears that when fat globules are forcibly broken up by mechanical means, it allows an enzyme associated with milk fat, known as xanthine oxidase to become free and penetrate the intestinal wall.

Once xanthine oxidase gets through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream, it is capable of creating scar damage to the heart and arteries, which in turn may stimulate the body to release cholesterol into the blood in an attempt to lay a protective fatty material on the scarred areas. This can lead to arteriosclerosis.

It should be noted that this effect is not a problem with natural (unhomogenized) cow milk. In unhomogenized milk this enzyme is normally excreted from the body without much absorption. (I.E. milk that comes as God naturally made it is best for you and not the man handled and distorted version of milk.. .this is my opinion).

Another significant difference from cow milk is the higher amount of shorter-chain fatty acids in the milk fat of goats. Furthermore, glycerol ethers are much higher in goat then in cow milk which appears to be important for the nutrition of the nursing newborn.

Goat milk also has lower contents of orotic acid which can be significant in the prevention of fatty liver syndrome. However, the membranes around fat globules in goat milk are more fragile which may be related to their greater susceptibility to develop off flavors than cow milk

goat cow human
fat % 3.8 3.6 4.0
solids-not-fat % 8.9 9.0 8.9
lactose % 4.1 4.7 6.9
nitrogen x 6.38% 3.4 3.2 1.2
protein % 3.0 3.0 1.1
casein % 2.4 2.6 0.4
calcium % CaO 0.19 0.18 0.04
phosphorus P2O5 % .27 .23 .06
chloride % .15 .10 .06
iron (P/100,000) .07 .08 .2
vitamin A (i.u./g fat) 39.0 21.0 32.0
vitamin B (ug/100 m) 68.0 45.0 17.0
riboflavin (ug/100ml) 210.0 159.0 26.0
vitamin C (mg asc. a/100ml) 2.0 2.0 3.0
vitamin D (i.u./g fat) .07 0.7 0.3
Calories /100ml 70.0 69.0 68.0

Goat's milk is a very good source of calcium and the amino acid tryptophan. It is also a good source of protein, phosphorous, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and potassium. Perhaps the greatest benefit of goat's milk, however, is that some people who cannot tolerate cow's milk are able to drink goat's milk without any problems.

It is not clear from scientific research studies exactly why some people can better tolerate goat's milk. Some initial studies suggested that specific proteins known to cause allergic reactions may have been present in cow's milk in significant quantities yet largely absent in goat's milk. The alpha-casein proteins, including alpha s1-casein, and the beta-casein proteins were both considered in this regard. However, more recent studies suggest that the genetic wiring for these casein proteins is highly variable in both cows and goats and that more study is needed to determine the exact role these proteins might play in the tolerability of goat's milk versus cow's milk. Other research has found some anti-inflammatory compounds (short-chain sugar molecules called oligosaccharides) to be present in goat's milk.

These oligosaccharides may make goat's milk easier to digest, especially in the case of compromised intestinal function. In animal studies, goat's milk has also been shown to enhance the metabolism of both iron and copper, especially when there are problems with absorption of minerals in the digestive tract. These factors and others are likely to play an important role in the tolerability of goat's milk versus cow's milk. Allergy to cow's milk has been found in many people with conditions such as recurrent ear infections, asthma, eczema, and even rheumatoid arthr

itis. Replacing cow's milk with goat's milk may help to reduce some of the symptoms of these conditions.

Goat's milk can sometimes even be used as a replacement for cow's milk-based infant formulas for infants who have difficulties with dairy products. Unfortunately, goat's milk is lacking in several nutrients that are necessary for growing infants, so parents interested in trying goat's milk instead of cow's milk-based formula for their infants should ask their pediatricians or other qualified healthcare practitioners for recipes and ways to add these important and vital nutrients. For older children and adults, however, goat's milk can be an excellent calcium-rich alternative to cow's milk as, in addition to calcium, it contains many of the same nutrients found in cow's milk.

A Mineral for a lot More than Strong Bones

Goat's milk is a very good source of calcium. Calcium is widely recognized for its role in maintaining the strength and density of bones. In a process known as bone mineralization, calcium and phosphorous join to form calcium phosphate. Calcium phosphate is a major component of the mineral complex (called hydroxyapatite) that gives structure and strength to bones. A cup of goat's milk supplies 32.6% of the daily value for calcium along with 27.0% of the DV for phosphorus. In comparison, a cup of cow's milk provides 29.7% of the DV for calcium and 23.2% of the DV for phosphorus.

Building bone is, however, far from all that calcium does for us. In recent studies, this important mineral has been shown to:

  • Help protect colon cells from cancer-causing chemicals
  • Help prevent the bone loss that can occur as a result of menopause or certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Help prevent migraine headaches in those who suffer from them
  • Reduce PMS symptoms during the luteal phase (the second half) of the menstrual cycle

Calcium also plays a role in many other vital physiological activities, including blood clotting, nerve conduction, muscle contraction, regulation of enzyme activity, cell membrane function and blood pressure regulation. Because these activities are essential to life, the body utilizes complex regulatory systems to tightly control the amount of calcium in the blood, so that sufficient calcium is always available.

As a result, when dietary intake of calcium is too low to maintain adequate blood levels of calcium, calcium stores are drawn out of the bones to maintain normal blood concentrations.

Dairy Foods Better than Calcium
Supplements for Growing Girls' Bones

For young girls going through the rapid growth spurts of puberty, getting calcium from dairy products, such as goat's milk, may be better for building bone than taking a calcium supplement, suggests a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Finnish researchers enrolled 195 healthy girls aged 10-12 years and divided them into 4 groups. One group was given supplemental calcium (1000 mg) + vitamin D3 (200 IU) each day. The second group received only supplemental calcium (1000 mg/day). The third group ate cheese supplying 1,000 mg of calcium each day, and the fourth group was given a placebo supplement.

At the beginning and end of the study, DEXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) scans were run to check bone indexes of the hip, spine, and whole body, and the radius and tibia were checked by peripheral quantitative computed tomography.

At the conclusion of the study, girls getting their calcium from cheese had higher whole-body bone mineral density and cortical thickness of the tibia than girls given supplemental calcium + vitamin D, supplemental calcium alone, or placebo. While the researchers noted that differences in the rate at which different children naturally grow might account for some of the differences seen in bone mineral density, they concluded: "Increasing calcium intake by consuming cheese appears to be more beneficial for cortical bone mass accrual than the consumption of tablets containing a similar amount of calcium."

Boost the Body's Burning of Fat After a Meal

Those ads linking a daily cup of yogurt to a slimmer silhouette may have a real basis in scientific fact. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition not only shows a calcium-rich diet is associated with fat loss but may help explain why.

Normal-weight women ranging in age from 18-30 years were randomly assigned to a low (less than 800 mg per day) or high (1000-1400 mg per day) calcium diet for 1 year, and the rate at which their bodies burned fat after a meal was assessed at the beginning and end of the study.

After 1 year, fat oxidation (burning) was 20 times higher in women eating the high calcium diet compared to those in the low-calcium control group (0.10 vs. 0.06 gram per minute).

The women's blood levels of parathyroid hormone were also checked and were found to correlate with their rate of fat oxidation. (The primary function of parathyroid hormone is to maintain normal levels of calcium in the body. When calcium levels drop too low, parathyroid hormone is secreted to instruct bone cells to release calcium into the bloodstream.)

Higher blood levels of parathyroid hormone were associated with a lower rate of fat oxidation and lower dietary calcium intake, while lower blood levels of parathyroid hormone levels were seen in the women consuming a diet high in calcium, who were burning fat more rapidly after a meal. So, it appears that a high-calcium diet increases fat oxidation, at least in part, by lessening the need for parathyroid hormone secretion, thus keeping blood levels of the hormone low.

Dairy Foods Protective AGAINST Metabolic Syndrome

Including goat's milk and other dairy products in your healthy way of eating may reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome by up to 62%, shows the 20-year Caerphilly prospective study involving 2,375 Welsh men ranging in age from 45-59. Researchers have proposed that conjugated linolenic acid (a healthy fat found in greatest amounts in dairy foods from grass fed cows and goats) may improve insulin action and reduce blood glucose levels.
J Epidemiol Community Health. 2007 Aug;61(8):695-8.

Practical Tip: Enjoy a pint of milk and/or a serving of yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese daily. Men who drank a daily pint of milk in the Caerphilly study reduced their risk of metabolic syndrome by 62%. Regular consumption of other dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese, reduced metabolic syndrome risk by 56%.

Dairy Foods' Calcium Protective against Breast Cancer

When French researchers analyzed the dietary intakes of 3,627 women using five 24-hour records completed over the course of 18 months, those with the highest average dairy intake had a 45% lower risk of developing breast cancer than women with the lowest average intake. When only pre-menopausal women were considered, benefits were even greater; those with the highest average dairy intake had a 65% reduction in breast cancer risk.

Analysis indicates the calcium provided by dairy foods is the reason why. Increasing calcium intake was associated with a 50% reduction in breast cancer risk for the whole population, and a 74% reduction for pre-menopausal women. Ann Nutr Metab. 2007;51(2):139-45. Epub 2007 May 29.

Energy Producing Riboflavin

Goat's milk is a very good source of riboflavin, a B vitamin important for energy production. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) plays at least two important roles in the body's energy production. When active in energy production pathways, riboflavin takes the form of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) or flavin mononucleotide (FMN). In these forms, riboflavin attaches to protein enzymes called flavoproteins that allow oxygen-based energy production to occur. Flavoproteins are found throughout the body, particularly in locations where oxygen-based energy production is constantly needed, such as the heart and other muscles.

Riboflavin's other role in energy production is protective. The oxygen-containing molecules the body uses to produce energy can be highly reactive and can inadvertently cause damage to the mitochondria (the energy production factories in every cell) and even the cells themselves. In the mitochondria, such damage is largely prevented by a small, protein-like molecule called glutathione. Like many "antioxidant" molecules, glutathione must be constantly recycled, and it is vitamin B2 that allows this recycling to take place. (Technically, vitamin B2 is a cofactor for the enzyme glutathione reductase that reduces the oxidized form of glutathione back to its reduced version.) Riboflavin been shown to be able to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches in people who suffer from them.

One cup of goat's milk supplies 20.0% of the daily value for riboflavin, comparable to the 23.5% of the DV for riboflavin provided in a cup of cow's milk.

A Good Source of Protein

Goat's milk is a good source of low-cost high-quality protein, providing 8.7 grams of protein (17.4% of the daily value for protein) in one cup versus cow's milk, which provides 8.1 grams or 16.3% of the DV for protein. The structure of humans and animals is built on protein. We rely on animal and vegetable protein for our supply of amino acids, and then our bodies rearrange the nitrogen to create the pattern of amino acids we require.

Cardiovascular Protection from Potassium

Goat's milk is a good source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Since a cup of goat's milk contains 498.7 mg of potassium and only 121.5 mg of sodium, goat's milk may help to prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis.

The effectiveness of potassium-rich foods in lowering blood pressure has been demonstrated by a number of studies. For example, researchers tracked over 40,000 American male health professionals over four years to determine the effects of diet on blood pressure. Men who ate diets higher in potassium-rich foods had a substantially reduced risk of stroke. A cup of goat's milk provides 14.2% of the daily value for potassium.

While in the United States, we may think of goat's milk as a beverage alternative to cow's milk, in most areas of the world, the opposite is true. Worldwide, more people drink goat's milk than cow's milk.

Most people assume goat's milk will have the same strong musky taste for which goat cheese is famous. Yet, in fact, good quality goat's milk has a delicious slightly sweet, and sometimes also slightly salty, taste.

The scientific name for goat is Capra hircus.

Goats have played a role in food culture since time immemorial with ancient cave paintings showing the hunting of goats. They are also one of the oldest domesticated animals since the herding of goats is thought to have evolved about 10,000 years ago in the mountains of Iran.

Goat milk and the cheese made from it were revered in ancient Egypt with some pharaohs supposedly having these foods placed among the other treasures in their burial chambers. Goat milk was also widely consumed by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Goat milk has remained popular throughout history and still is consumed on a more extensive basis worldwide than cow's milk.

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Goat's milk -- In-depth nutrient analysis:

Goat's milk

In-depth nutrient analysis:

Goat's milk
(Note: "--" indicates data is unavailable)
amount1.00 cup
total weight244.00 g
Basic Components
calories167.90 9.33
calories from fat90.91
calories from saturated fat58.57
protein8.69 g 17.38
carbohydrates10.86 g 3.62
dietary fiber0.00 g 0.00
soluble fiber0.00 g
insoluble fiber0.00 g
sugar - total10.86 g
monosaccharides-- g
disaccharides-- g
other carbs0.00 g
fat - total10.10 g 15.54
saturated fat6.51 g 32.55
mono fat2.71 g 11.29
poly fat0.36 g 1.50
trans fatty acids0.29 g
cholesterol27.82 mg 9.27
water212.35 g
ash2.00 g
vitamin A IU451.40 IU 9.03
vitamin A RE136.64 RE
A - carotenoid0.00 RE 0.00
A - retinol136.64 RE
A - beta carotene0.00 mcg
thiamin - B10.12 mg 8.00
riboflavin - B20.34 mg 20.00
niacin - B30.68 mg 3.40
niacin equiv2.46 mg
vitamin B60.11 mg 5.50
vitamin B120.16 mcg 2.67
biotin8.54 mcg 2.85
vitamin C3.15 mg 5.25
vitamin D IU29.28 IU 7.32
vitamin D mcg0.73 mcg
vitamin E alpha equiv0.22 mg 1.10
vitamin E IU0.33 IU
vitamin E mg0.22 mg
folate1.46 mcg 0.36
vitamin K0.73 mcg 0.91
pantothenic acid0.76 mg 7.60
boron-- mcg
calcium325.74 mg 32.57
chloride427.00 mg
chromium-- mcg--
copper0.11 mg 5.50
fluoride-- mg--
iodine-- mcg--
iron0.12 mg 0.67
magnesium34.09 mg 8.52
manganese0.04 mg 2.00
molybdenum-- mcg--
phosphorus270.11 mg 27.01
potassium498.74 mg 14.25
selenium3.42 mcg 4.89
sodium121.51 mg 5.06
zinc0.73 mg 4.87
Saturated Fats
4:0 butyric0.31 g
6:0 caproic0.23 g
8:0 caprylic0.23 g
10:0 capric0.63 g
12:0 lauric0.30 g
14:0 myristic0.79 g
15:0 pentadecanoic0.10 g
16:0 palmitic2.22 g
17:0 margaric0.07 g
18:0 stearic1.08 g
20:0 arachidic0.02 g
22:0 behenate0.00 g
24:0 lignoceric-- g
Mono Fats
14:1 myristol0.01 g
15:1 pentadecenoic-- g
16:1 palmitol0.20 g
17:1 heptadecenoic0.00 g
18:1 oleic2.38 g
20:1 eicosen0.00 g
22:1 erucic0.00 g
24:1 nervonic-- g
Poly Fats
18:2 linoleic0.27 g
18:3 linolenic0.10 g
18:4 stearidon0.00 g
20:3 eicosatrienoic0.00 g
20:4 arachidon0.00 g
20:5 EPA0.00 g
22:5 DPA0.00 g
22:6 DHA0.00 g
Other Fats
omega 3 fatty acids0.10 g 4.17
omega 6 fatty acids0.27 g
Amino Acids
alanine0.29 g
arginine0.29 g
aspartate0.51 g
cystine0.11 g 26.83
glutamate1.53 g
glycine0.12 g
histidine0.22 g 17.05
isoleucine0.51 g 44.35
leucine0.77 g 30.43
lysine0.71 g 30.21
methionine0.20 g 27.03
phenylalanine0.38 g 31.93
proline0.90 g
serine0.44 g
threonine0.40 g 32.26
tryptophan0.11 g 34.38
tyrosine0.44 g 45.36
valine0.59 g 40.14
alcohol0.00 g
caffeine0.00 mg
artif sweetener total-- mg
aspartame-- mg
saccharin-- mg
sugar alcohol-- g
glycerol-- g
inositol-- g
mannitol-- g
sorbitol-- g
xylitol-- g
organic acids317.20 mg
acetic acid0.00 mg
citric acid317.20 mg
lactic acid0.00 mg
malic acid0.00 mg
choline-- mg--
taurine-- mg
Note: The nutrient profiles provided in this website are derived from Food Processor for Windows, Version 7.60, by ESHA Research in Salem, Oregon, USA. Of the 21,629 food records contained in the ESHA foods database, most of them - including those of the World's Healthiest Foods - lacked information for specific nutrients. The designation "--" was chosen to represent those nutrients for which there was no measurement included in the ESHA foods database.

Raw Goat Milk Benefits

You may ask 'raw goat milk'? Why should I care about it. American's have been 'culturized & advertised' into associating milk with cows when in fact, goat milk is far more healthy for humans. In Maud, Texas goat milk is all we drink - it's God's complete food!

According to the Journal of American Medicine, "Goat's milk is the most complete food known." It contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, trace elements, enzymes, protein, and fatty acids that are utilized by your body with ease. In fact, your body can digest goat's milk in just 20 minutes. It takes 2-3 hours to digest cow's milk.

Excerpt from "The Maker's Diet" by Jordan S. Rubin...

'You shall have enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household, and the nourishment of your maidservants'.

The milk consumed in old times differed much from the milk we consume today. The milk of cows and goats and was consumed straight from the animal (it was not pasturized or homogenized), or it was immediately fermented. These 'live' foods provide excellent health benefits in contrast to today's pasturized, homogenized, often skimmed and 'refortified' milk, which is not only less nutritious but also can be potentially harmful and a major cause of allergies and even heart disease.

Below are some of the health benefits attributed to raw goat milk consumption:
  • Goat's milk is less allergic - It does not contain the complex protein that stimulate allergic reactions to cow's milk.)
  • Goat's milk does not supress the immune system.
  • Goat's milk is easier to digest than cow's milk (An old statistic showed that goat's milk will digest in a baby's stomach in twenty minutes, whereas pasturized cow's milk takes eight hours. The difference is in the structure of the milk.)
  • Goat's milk has more buffering capacity than over the counter antacids. (The USDA and Prairie View A&M University in Texas have confirmed that goat's milk has more acid-buffering capacity than cow's milk, soy infant formula, and nonprescription antacid drugs.)
  • Goat's milk alkalinizes the digestive system. It actually contains an alkaline ash, and it does not produce acid in the intestinal system. Goat's milk helps to increase the pH of the blood stream because it is the dairy product highest in the amino acid L-glutamine. L-glutamine is an alkalinizing amino acid, often recommended by nutritionists.
  • Goat's milk contains twice the healthful medium-chain fatty acids, such as capric and caprylic acids, which are highly antimicrobial. (They actually killed the bacteria used to test for the presence of antibiotics in cow's milk!)
  • Goat's milk does not product mucus; it does not stimulate a defense response from the human immune system.
  • Goat's milk is a rich source of the trace mineral selenium, a necessary nutrient, however, for its immune modulation and antioxidant properties.

Lactose Intolerant?
  • Easier digestion allows the lactose to pass through the intestines more rapidly, not giving it time to ferment or cause an osmotic imbalance.
  • Goat's milk also contains 7% less lactose than cow milk.
  • Additionally, most lactose intolerant people have found that they can tolerate goat's milk and goat milk products.
Goat's Milk Soothes the Digestive Tract
  • Goat's milk has long been used and recommended as an aid in the treatment of ulcers due to its more effective acid buffering capacity.
  • Children on goat's milk have been observed to sleep through the night and remain more satisfied between meals.

Mother Nature is very Clever

  • Natural milk contains many bioactive components, which serve to retard the growth of harmful organisms, and to protect the health of the person consuming them. Goat's milk contains the same important bioactive components as mother's milk.

Medicinal properties of goat milk

The importance of feeding of infants with goat milk has been recognized since ancient days. In developed countries like U.S and South Africa, the goat milk is specifically marketed for the infants. The milk allergy problem common in infants fed with cow milk is rarely encountered when replaced with goat milk and it plays an important role in the formulation of infant formula. This is a proof of the medicinal property of goat milk.

The symptoms like gastrointestinal disturbances, vomiting, colic, diarrhoea, constipation and respiratory problems can be eliminated when goat milk is fed to the infants. The reason cited for the relief in respiratory problems when fed with goat milk can be attributed to the structure of casein micelle of the goat milk. Pasteurized goat milk is well tolerated by the infants with gastro intestinal or respiratory symptoms. Fermented goat milk products are ideal for the persons allergic to cow milk.

The goat milk is naturally homogenized. It forms a soft curd when compared to cow milk and hence helps in easy digestion and absorption. Regular intake of goat milk significantly improves the body weight gain, improved mineralization of skeleton, increased blood serum vitamin, mineral and haemoglobin levels. These points are considered advantageous when compared to consumption of human milk.

The other medicinal property of goat milk is higher concentration of medium chain fatty acids which play an important role in imparting unique health benefits in mal-absorption syndrome, steatorrhoea, chyluria, hyperlipoproteinaemia and during conditions of cystic fibrosis, gall stones and childhood epilepsy. The medium chain fatty acids minimize cholesterol deposition in the arteries, aid in dissolving cholesterol and gallstones and significantly contribute to normal growth of infants.

quoted from:

"How Breast Milk Protects Newborns" chart compiled by White Egret Farm
Modified from Newman, J., Scientific American, December 1995

Raw Goat's Milk, Breast Milk vs Retail Cow's Milk, Infant Formula
Component Action Brst Milk Goat Milk Cow Milk Inft Frm
â_lymphocytes Produce antibodies, which target harmful microbes X X

Macrophages Immune cells, which kill microbes in baby's gut; produce lysozyme, an enzyme, which digest the cell walls of harmful bacteria and activate other componenets of the immune system X X

Neutrophils White blood cells, which may ingest bacteria in baby's digestive system X X

T_lymphocytes Kill infected cells directly or send out 'alarms', which stimulate other parts of the immune system X X

IgA/IgG Secretory Antibodies Prevent microbes in the intestine from invading other tissues X X

B-12 binding protein Reduces vitamin B12 in the colon; a vitamin, which harmful bacteria need for growth X X

Bifidus factor Promotes growth of Lactobacillus bifidus, a helpful bacterium in baby's gut, which helps crowd out dangerous germs X X

Fatty acids Disrupt membranes of viruses and destroys them X X X X
Fibronectin Increases antimicrobial activity of macrophages and helps to repair damaged tissures X X

Gamma-Interferon Enhances antimicrobial activity of immune cells X X

Lactoferrin Binds to iron, making it unavailable for germs X X

Lysozyme Kills germs by disrupting their cell walls X X

Mucins & Oligosaccharides Bind to bacteria and viruses, prventing them from attaching to baby's, gut; encourage growth of friendly bacteria X X X
Hormones and Growth factors Stimulate baby's digestive tract to mature and seal itself, reducing risk of infection X X X

羊奶 - “奶中之王”


《本草纲目》记载 “羊乳甘温无毒,润心肺,补肺肾气。 所以可见羊奶对肺和气管是特别有益的食物。专家建议患有过敏症, 胃肠疾病, 支气管, 炎症或身体虚弱的人群及婴儿饮用。


· 羊奶容易被人体吸收消化羊奶的脂肪球与蛋白质颗粒体积为牛奶的三分之一,其结构与母乳相同,更利于人体吸收,婴儿对羊奶的消化率可高达94%以上。因此,对牛奶过敏和体质较弱的人群完全可以接受羊奶。

· 羊奶营养齐全。羊奶中含有200多种营养物质和生物活性因子,其中蛋白质、矿物质(尤其是钙、磷)及 12种维生素 尤其AB)的含量均高于牛奶。

· 羊奶中的免疫球蛋白含量很高。免疫球蛋白在人体中的作用是抗生素类药物不能替代的。通常感冒、流感、肺炎等由病毒引起的疾病,抗生素不仅不能有效地杀灭病毒,相反会给人体带来很多副作用,免疫球蛋白则能有效地消灭病毒,保护人体不受伤害。

· 对于婴儿来说,很多妈咪由于自身和外界的种种原因,无法坚持母乳喂养,这个时候,选择和母乳最为接近的羊奶可以帮妈咪们减少一些不能母乳喂养的遗憾,尤其是对于早产、体弱、易患病的宝贝,因自身抵抗力差,这个时候羊奶更能派上大用场。

· 对于青少年来说,青少年在发育时期最需要摄取钙。在饮食中拥有丰富钙的就是乳制品了,而羊奶的钙含量高于其他乳制品,所以最适合不过。另外,羊奶中的钙分子细小、钙磷比例最接近1:1、乳糖分子小,这些因素都使钙质能够充分吸收。

· 对于女来说每个女人都希望自己既有娇好的青春容颜,又保持诱人的健美身材。羊奶中维生素E含量较高,可以阻止体内细胞中不饱和脂肪酸氧化、分解,延缓皮肤衰老,增加皮肤弹性和光泽。而且,羊奶中独有的上皮细胞生长因子对皮肤细胞有修复作用,可有效预防女性面部色斑的堆积与形成。羊奶的脂肪球体积明显小于牛奶,很容易吸收,不会在体内形成脂肪堆积,所以能够帮助爱美女性在摄取充足营养的同时,保持苗条身材。

· 对于准妈咪来说,从准备怀孕,一直到怀孕初、中、后 期,准妈咪应在饮食上注重蛋白质、维生素、 钙、铁、锌、叶酸、牛黄酸、DHA(二十二碳烯酸)等营养素的摄入。羊奶是营养成分最全、最易被人体吸收的奶品,可以满足上述孕妈咪的营养需要。

· 对于老年人来说,羊奶性温,具有较好的滋补作用。羊奶中独有的上皮细胞生长因子也可帮助呼吸道和消化道的上皮黏膜细胞修复,提高人体对感染性疾病的抵抗力。羊奶不止能补充营养,恢复元气,增强体力,更能防止老年人常见骨骼软化,延缓衰老,还能预防高血压。羊奶也能减少老年人被疾病侵扰的几率。

· 对于脑力劳动者来说,面对日益激烈的社会竞争,很多人感觉工作压力大,回到家里脑子里也还在想工作上的事,大脑总是得不到足够的放松。长此以往,有些人难免会神经衰弱、失眠、健忘,身体处于亚健康状态。睡前半小时饮用一杯羊奶,具有一定的镇静安神作用。由于羊奶极易消化,晚间饮用不会成为消化系统的负担,也不会造成脂肪堆积。

· 常饮羊奶不易上火。专家指出常见的上火,多由于免疫功能差,内分泌和新陈代谢功能不完善。通常把口疮、便秘、局部红肿热痛,归为上火。这与现代医学的炎症反应是基本一致的。(本草纲目)、(备急千金要方)等均记载羊奶可以治口疮、头疮、便秘等。