Cheese from goat's milk for dieters

Cheese from goat's milk for dieters
Cheese is liked by almost everyone owing to its undeniable good flavour and texture that it provides to a variety of foods. But this food possesses high content of fat; hence, it could be avoided by those who diet for losing weight. Generally, cheese is considered as one of the main dietary sources of saturated fat, which raises the level of unhealthy LDL cholesterol in blood. Therefore, people who wish to lose weight and at the same time cannot give up eating cheese can make a smart choice of consuming cheese made of goat’s milk instead of cheese from cow’s milk. It is because goat’s cheese possesses smaller fat globules and less lactose (allowing easy digestibility) than cheese made of cow’s milk; to be specific, it contains 40% fewer calories than cheese made of cow’s milk. Besides, goat’s milk is also a good source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, protein, vitamin A, vitamin K, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin.

Goat cheese is one of the earliest made dairy products and its history lies with Eastern Meditteranean region that dates back thousands of years. It is preferred and made all over the world. Although South Asian countries (including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) are the major producers of goat’s milk, the European countries (Greece and France) rank first among the largest goat milk cheese producers. Particularly in India, the cheese made exclusively from goat milk is hardly available. Utilising our Indian goat stock for producing cheese to cater the need of dieters could be a good idea by the dairy associations.


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Hameedunissa Begum A. Cheese from goat's milk for dieters. BioLim O-Media. 08 July, 2015. 3(6).
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