The Advantages of Sheep Milk over Goat or Cow Milk
FIVE HEALTH BENEFITS OF EWE MILK
- Sheep milk is richer in protein than either cow or goat milk. You will find 14.7 grams of protein in a 1-cup serving of sheep milk.
- Sheep milk is higher in vitamins and minerals than either cow or goat milk. It contains considerably more vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamin and vitamin B-12.
- Sheep milk contains roughly double the amount of fat than you find in cow and goat milk, with 17 grams of fat in sheep milk compared to 8 grams in cow milk. monounsaturated fats, like those found in sheep milk, can actually help to lower total cholesterol in the body.
- The fat globules in sheep milk are smaller than those in either cow or goat milk. Therefore the milk is more homogeneous and the smaller fat globules are more easily digested.
- The 2007 issue of Small Ruminant Research reports that ewe milk contains higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than either cow or goat milk. Research indicates that CLA can promote fat loss, as documented in the January 2010 issue of Nutrition and Metabolism. This issue also reported that CLA can improve blood lipid levels and may help prevent diabetes.
Our beautiful dairy ewes produce an abundance of rich milk for us and we want to share it with you. Please sign up to our email list to get notified about availability and sales of our fresh sheep milk. Be aware, we are not a licensed grade-A dairy, and therefor the milk cannot be labeled for human consumption.
Our farm is located in Lawrenceburg, TN about an hour south of Nashville and an hour north of Huntsville, AL.