What is the most popular milk in the world? If you answered “Cow’s Milk” then you’re wrong. The answer is actually Goat’s Milk. This popularity doesn’t come from any marketing blitz, but more of the ease to raise goats. A goat can produce more than enough milk for a family per day and it’s much cheaper to maintain when compared to cows (plus, in many areas around the world, a cow is too expensive to own). Ease of taking care of livestock aside, goat’s milk has been around long before cows were domesticated so that also contributes to the worldwide popularity of goat’s milk.
Goat's Milk Trivia
- 65% of the world’s population drinks goat milk.
- Goat’s milk is naturally low in lactose so it can be safely consumed by people with mild lactose intolerance. (Of course, it’s best to consult with a GP first before doing so)
- Goat’s milk is easily digested in about 20 minutes. Cow’s milk, on the other hand, takes a full day before it is fully digested.
- Goat’s milk is alkaline while cow’s milk is acidic.
- Goat’s milk is not only good for drinking, but it’s made into soap as well!