Once upon a time, there was this lady with premium and “sosyal” sorbetes that was made from DG goat’s milk.
Seriously though, there is nothing wrong with wanting the BEST for yourself. When we have better stuff, sometimes, most of us feel embarrassed for having these things in our possession. But don’t be! We all deserve to have the best things in life.
One of the things that I wasn’t able to give Zeeka when she was younger is goat’s milk. I have heard about it from friends and relatives. I didn’t really research about it (although people kept telling me it was good for kids), but the price and how much it costs was a deterrent. Plus, to add to that, it wasn’t readily available in the market.
So when I heard DG Goat Milk Beverage for Kids (for 3 years old and above) is launching in the Philippines, I had to check it out myself.
DG is the Philippines’ first and only Premium Powdered Milk sourced from Goat’s Milk!
DG Goat’s Milk is produced and imported from one of the places that I’d love to visit — New Zealand (from the Dairy Goat Co-operative in Hamilton). Also, they choose only the healthiest Saanen goats (Swiss breed of domestic goats) from New Zealand to ensure having milk of the highest quality
Yesterday, I listened to the differences between goat’s milk and cow’s milk. These were the things that were discussed.
Goat’s Milk is Naturally More Complete
Goats produce their milk through Apocrine Secretion, where milk fat and bioactive components in mammary secretory cells are enveloped by cell membranes as they are secreted. As a result, milk produced by goats have naturally occurring bioactive components such as:
- Polyamines for intestinal cell growth and digestive capacity development
- Nucleotides for gastrointestinal health, maturation, and recovery
- Free Amino Acids and Glutamic Acid for immunity and gut energy
- Taurine for bile salt formation (necessary for fat digestion), brain and retina development
- Growth Factors such as IGF1 and TGF Beta for immunity and growth development
What I got from this is that your kids will have healthier tummies and stronger immune systems. You’ll notice that since all of these are in DG Goat’s Milk, there is no need to “fortify” the product with nutrients that our kids or we can get.
Goat’s Milk is Easier to Digest
Casein, the solid part of the milk protein produces curds in our stomach. Compared to milk sourced from other animals, DG produces a very loose curd structure with a high proportion of water that is easily broken apart, thus facilitating easier digestion of milk proteins.
Goat’s Milk is Less Allergenic
β-Lactoglobulin is the whey protein that stimulates milk protein allergies. Compared with milk from other animals, DG has lowest levels of β-Lactoglobulin; thus making it less allergenic. It was mentioned though that for this benefit, more studies have yet to be conducted.
Goat’s Milk has more CPP!
Casein Posphopeptides (CPP) binds more binds minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Thereby, increasing the solubility and absorption of these minerals.
This component is higher in DG, which can help your children grow healthy and strong!
I laid down all of the fact for you here (which I got from the discussion yesterday) for you to make an informed decision. I also got to learn about why Goat’s milk is more expensive than cow’s milk. It’s because goat’s milk production is lesser (4x less) than what cows produce.
Aside from the things that I mentioned, the ice cream that I tasted that was made from Goat’s milk was really yummy! I actually can’t wait to try DG (for myself… haha!).
Thank you so much, Anya, for letting me know about this event. A big shoutout, too, to the other mommies in the launch yesterday! It was fun seeing you all!