Buffalo vs. Cow Milk

January 21, 2015

 

 

 

Buffalo milk has lower cholesterol but more calories and fat compared with cow's milk.

The Buffalo milk is higher in butterfat than cow milk, buffalo milk creates a yogurt that’s dense and rich – its texture is close to a Greek-style yogurt. The taste is flavourful but with a mellower tang than cow-milk yogurt and has a milder, sweeter finish.

  • Properties

Buffalo milk contains higher total solids than cow milk, which makes it thicker. Buffalo milk has 100% more fat content than cow's milk, which makes it creamier and thicker. Due to high peroxidase activity (family of enzymes that are a catalyst for reactions), buffalo milk can be preserved naturally for a longer period. Buffalo milk contains more calcium, a better calcium to phosphorous ratio and less sodium and potassium which makes it a better nutritional supplement for infants. Cow’s milk is extremely rich in iodine. It has good amount of minerals like Calcium and Phosphorus.

  • Health benefits

Higher total solids in buffalo milk also provide for more calories than cow milk (100 calories are derived from 100g of buffalo milk while 70 calories from 100g of cow milk). Buffalo milk contains less cholesterol (total cholesterol 275 mg and free cholesterol 212mg per 100 g of fat) compared to cow milk (total cholesterol 330 mg and free cholesterol 280mg per 100 g of fat) Buffalo’s milk is good for healthy bones, dental health, cardiovascular health and weight gain.

  • Uses

Buffalo milk produces thick and creamy dairy products suitable for the manufacture of traditional (indigenous Indian) milk products like khoa, dahi, paneer, kheer, payasam, malai, kulfi and ghee.

Cow's milk, being less creamy and thick, is better used for sweets that are chenna based products like sandesh, rasagolla, chumchum and rasamalai. Buffalo milk is used in some Western countries for the production of buffalo mozzarella cheese.

Buffalo milk has lower cholesterol but more calories and fat compared with cow's milk.

The Buffalo milk is higher in butterfat than cow milk, buffalo milk creates a yogurt that’s dense and rich – its texture is close to a Greek-style yogurt. The taste is flavourful but with a mellower tang than cow-milk yogurt and has a milder, sweeter finish.

  • Properties

Buffalo milk contains higher total solids than cow milk, which makes it thicker. Buffalo milk has 100% more fat content than cow's milk, which makes it creamier and thicker. Due to high peroxidase activity (family of enzymes that are a catalyst for reactions), buffalo milk can be preserved naturally for a longer period. Buffalo milk contains more calcium, a better calcium to phosphorous ratio and less sodium and potassium which makes it a better nutritional supplement for infants. Cow’s milk is extremely rich in iodine. It has good amount of minerals like Calcium and Phosphorus.

  • Health benefits

Higher total solids in buffalo milk also provide for more calories than cow milk (100 calories are derived from 100g of buffalo milk while 70 calories from 100g of cow milk). Buffalo milk contains less cholesterol (total cholesterol 275 mg and free cholesterol 212mg per 100 g of fat) compared to cow milk (total cholesterol 330 mg and free cholesterol 280mg per 100 g of fat) Buffalo’s milk is good for healthy bones, dental health, cardiovascular health and weight gain.

  • Uses

Buffalo milk produces thick and creamy dairy products suitable for the manufacture of traditional (indigenous Indian) milk products like khoa, dahi, paneer, kheer, payasam, malai, kulfi and ghee.

Cow's milk, being less creamy and thick, is better used for sweets that are chenna based products like sandesh, rasagolla, chumchum and rasamalai. Buffalo milk is used in some Western countries for the production of buffalo mozzarella cheese.

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