According to MayKef Director Asri Othman, goat’s milk kefir in particular is a lot easier on the gut as goat’s milk is easier to digest, as well as less allergenic than cow’s milk making it a good option for those with dairy allergies.
“Goat’s milk contains less casein than cow’s milk and the fat molecules are smaller, making it easy to digest whilst it cleanses the intestines. It has more prebiotics and is higher in vitamins and minerals than cow’s milk,” Asri told FoodNavigator-Asia.
“[We opted to make a goat’s milk kefir] based on these benefits as well as the fact that goat’s milk is less allergenic – it does not contain the allergenic A1 casein protein like cow’s milk, which makes it suitable for those who are allergic to cow’s milk.
“Using goat’s milk also ensure a higher source of calcium, vitamin B, vitamin A, iron,