There are plenty of alternative milks out there, but for now, cow’s milk remains our top choice.
Not only is it super-tasty in tea and with cereal, but according to the Dairy Council Northern Ireland, a single glass of milk (200ml) will give you potassium, protein, iodine, calcium, phosphorus and vitamins B2 and B12 too.
But cow’s milk has lost it’s novelty – understandable after all these years.
So a while ago when a giraffe was under anaesthesia for an operation, a bunch of scientists decided to milk it. Hey, it was 1962.
And their resulting report revealed that giraffe milk has a way higher fat content than old-fashioned cow’s milk – 12.5% in comparison to 3.5% (un-skimmed).
It also had similar levels of riboflavin, thiamine and vitamin B6, while nicotinic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin A was higher than in cow’s milk.
So while its higher fat content might not be so appealing to some, it’s more nutritious in other ways.
But is fatty milk really such bad news? Studies have shown that consuming high-fat dairy might not be a such a bad idea at all – one in particular even found that a high intake of dairy fat was associated with a lower risk of central obesity among men.
We can’t see giraffe’s milk arriving at our local Tesco any time soon (how on earth would anyone milk giraffes on masse?) – but if it were to, perhaps, perhaps we’d try it.
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