Most people have never tried sheep milk, and that’s a shame. It is a delicious and healthy alternative to cow’s milk. It is particularly popular among those with lactose intolerance because of sheep milk’s low lactose properties.
Sheep milk can be used in every way that cow’s milk can: over cereal, cooking, baking, and desserts. The taste is often preferred over cow’s milk bland taste.
There are several reasons that you should choose sheep milk over traditional cow’s milk:
After trying sheep milk, many people often conclude that cow’s milk is “tasteless” whereas sheep milk is sweet and creamy. It is comparable to goat’s milk, yet sheep milk does not have the faint bitterness or tanginess of goat’s milk, which makes it a more preferable option. With all changes, sheep milk may take a little while to get use to, but after the initial trial stage many people come to prefer the rich taste of sheep milk over any other milk on the market. Therefore if you prefer a sweet and creamy treat any time of the day, sheep milk is a viable and healthy option.
Nearly 75 percent of the world’s population is considered to have a lactose allergy, or are “lactose intolerant”. Those with a lactose allergy have difficulty digesting cow’s milk causing symptoms such as gas and diarrhea. However, most people with lactose intolerance are able to drink and enjoy sheep milk without the symptoms because of sheep milk’s low lactose content. With sheep milk being used in cheeses and yogurts, those that are lactose intolerant now have more options to enjoy dairy products once again.
It may be a surprise to learn that sheep milk is actually more nutritious than cow milk and even goat milk. Though it contains a high level of butterfat, it is lower in saturated fat than cow or goat milk. The fats in sheep milk are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, which are both heart healthy essential fats. Sheep milk also contains medium chain triglycerides that help the body in reducing high cholesterol levels.
Believe it or not, sheep milk is also higher in calcium than cow milk, as well as containing higher amounts of vitamins A, D, and E. It also offers essential minerals such as zing and magnesium. To top it all off, sheep milk consumers also enjoy higher protein per serving than that of cow’s milk.
Though not available in all grocery stores, a specialty health food store may be the best place to purchase sheep milk. The extra effort to find and buy this healthy drink is worth it. One may also be able to find the yogurts and cheeses made from sheep milk, which will round out the dairy content in one’s diet. For the lactose intolerant, sheep milk will give them the opportunity to consume dairy again, enjoying the sweet, creamy goodness that comes with it. Most people that try sheep milk do not ever go back to cow milk again.