Goat’s cheese is not only rich in taste, but also in nutrients, so health conscious cheese lovers can indulge their passion and feel great about their decision.
The good news about goat’s cheese and your healthy lifestyle:
Lower in calories and fat:
- Give the luxuriously creamy texture of goat cheese, it may surprise you to learn that it’s actually lower in calories and fat than many other types of cheese. A one ounce (28 gram) serving of chevre typically has about 70 calories and only 6 grams of fat.
- Goat cheese is a source of the essential minerals calcium and phosphorus, which both aid in the formation of bones and teeth
- Goat cheese is a source of riboflavin (vitamin B2), which plays an integral part in the body’s production of energy
- Goat cheese contains vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision, helps regulate the immune system and aids in normal bone development.
Easier to digest:
- Do you have trouble digesting cheese made from cow’s milk? Try goat cheese instead! Some people who are sensitive to cow’s milk and related dairy products find they are able to enjoy and tolerate goat milk products, including goat cheese. It is not clear why this is the case, but scientists think it may be due to a difference in the protein structure in the two types of milk. Goat milk contains only trace amounts of alpha S1 casein—the major protein of cow’s milk that many people are allergic to.
- Goat milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk. It may be because goat milk is naturally homogenized. This means the fat globules are small and remain suspended in the milk rather than separating out. In cows’ milk, the fat globules are larger and they separate from the liquid, making them harder to digest.