Our Products - Cow & Buffalo milk

Fist let’s quickly go over the difference between Buffalo milk and Cow milk, look at the nutritional and mineral content, and decide which is more suitable for children and/or adults.
  • Buffalo milk is more thicker and contains slightly more vitamins and minerals than cow milk. However, cow milk more preferred due to following reasons:
  • The fat and protein of cow milk are more easily digestible than those of buffalo milk.
  • The cow milk has also got greater amount of vitamins and minerals.
  • Buffalo milk is injurious to the development of children and only cow milk is useful to them (in the absence of mother’s milk). The buffalo milk is rich in fat, which children can’t digest. Because of indigestion they suffer from diarrhea. The fats in cow milk and buffalo milk differ from each other in their digestive properties. The percentage of volatile and soluble acids is greater in cow ghee, and consequently it is more easily digested.
  • Cow milk, being easily digestible, is more beneficial to patients than buffalo milk.
  • Cow milk is useful for intellectual growth of children.

Overall comparison

Buffalo

  • Milk good for adults.
  • Milk is thick.
  • Milk is white.
  • Milk is not easily digestible.
  • Milk has less cholesterol.
  • Milk has more fat.
  • Milk has more calories.
  • Milk has less water.
  • Milk has more protein.
  • Milk has slightly more carbohydrates.
  • Milk has more saturated fatty acid, mono unsaturated fatty acid and poly unsaturated fatty acid.
  • Milk has more calcium, iron, phosphorus etc.
  • Milk has more Vitamin A.
  • Probably milk has less sulphur.
  • Milk can be preserved for longer time naturally
  • Raw milk contains more pathogenic micro organisms.
  • Milk has lesser iodine.
  • Milk is good for weight gain.
  • Milk has less sodium, potassium and chloride.
  • Milk has less sodium, potassium and chloride.
  • Milk is good for people eczema, psoriasis, lactose intolerant people and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Buffalo ghee is less prone to hydrolytic rancidity.
  • Milk has more calcium to phosphorus ratio.
  • Ghee has good grainy texture.
  • Milk has higher level of various bio protective factors e.g immunoglobins, lactoferrin, lysozyme, lactoperoxidase,etc.
  • Milk is not good for thyroid.
  • Both have almost equal citrate contents.
  • Milk has high per oxidaze activity.
  • Buffalo has more natural immunity against diseases.
  • Buffalo in human care are placid and patient so easy to control.

Cow

  • Milk good for infant and adults
  • Milk is thin.
  • Milk is golden yellow.
  • Milk is very easily digestible.
  • Milk has more cholesterol (depends on the cow)
  • Milk has less fat.
  • Milk has fewer calories.
  • 70 calories are derived for 100 g buffalo’s milk.
  • Milk has more water.
  • Milk has little less protein.
  • Milk has slightly less carbohydrates.
  • Milk has less saturated fatty acid, mono unsaturated fatty acid and poly unsaturated fatty acid.
  • Milk has less calcium, iron, phosphorus etc.
  • Milk has fewer Vitamin A but good in Vitamin E.
  • Probably milk has more sulphur – good for active brain.
  • Milk can’t be preserved for longer time naturally.
  • Raw milk contains less pathogenic micro organisms.
  • Milk has more iodine.
  • Milk is good for weight loss.
  • Milk has more sodium, potassium and chloride.
  • Milk has little less level of anti oxidants, tocopherol.
  • Milk is not good for people eczema, psoriasis, lactose intolerant people and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Cow ghee is more prone to hydrolytic rancidity.
  • Milk has little less calcium to phosphorus ratio.
  • Ghee has not good grainy texture
  • Milk has lower level of various bio protective factors e.g immunoglobins, lactoferrin, lysozyme, lactoperoxidase,etc.
  • Milk is good for thyroid.
  • Both have almost equal citrate contents.
  • Milk has low per oxidaze
  • Buffalo in human care are placid and patient so easy to control. Cows in human care are not so placid and patients so difficult to control.

Let’s have closer look at nutritional value of both Buffalo and Cow milk.




Nutritional Chart

Buffalo Milk

  • Water - 81.1%
  • Protein(g) - 4.5
  • Fat - 8g
  • Carbohydrate - 4.9g
  • Energy - 110kcal
  • Sugar lactose - 4.9g
  • Saturated fat - 4.2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat - 1.7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat - 0.2g
  • Cholestrol - 8mg
  • Calcium - 195 µg

Cow Milk

  • water - 87.8%
  • Protein(g) - 3.2
  • Fat - 3.9
  • Carbohydrate - 4.8g
  • Energy - 66kcal
  • Sugar lactose - 4.8g
  • Saturated fat - 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat - 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat - 0.1g
  • Cholestrol - 14mg
  • Calcium - 120 µg

As you can see from above chart buffalo milk has less water content and hence thicker than cow milk. It has also got higher protein and calcium and less cholesterol than cow milk. However, its high degree of fat and calories makes it less attractive. So, if you drink buffalo milk you really need to work out. Probably this is the reason why people who work hard in the farm preferred buffalo milk over cow milk.

Mineral Content

Buffalo Milk

  • Calcium - 0.18%
  • Phosphorous - 0.14%
  • Magnesium - 0.02%
  • Sodium - 0.04%
  • Potassium - 0.11%
  • Chloride - 0.07%
  • Citrate - 0.18%

Cow Milk

  • Calcium - 0.12%
  • Phosphorous - 0.10%
  • Magnesium - 0.01%
  • Sodium - 0.05%
  • Potassium - 0.15%
  • Chloride - 0.10%
  • Citrate - 0.18%