Goat milk has a long tradition in being used as a foodstuff. It is tasty, healthy and easy to digest. Its fat content in liquid milk has got an average of approximately 4.1% and its goat protein content 3.4%. Apart from that, the nutritional value is high: goat milk is an important source of high-quality protein (it contains all the essential amino acids). Rich in Calcium, Phosphorus, vitamin B1, B2, B12 and Biotin. It is a source of Potassium, Magnesium and Zinc, vitamin A and B2.
What goat milk powder is
Goat milk powder is obtained after evaporation and spray drying of full cream goat milk. If the full cream goat milk is skimmed first and thereafter is dried, skimmed goat milk powder is produced. After adding water to the powder, goat milk is made again with only a neutral in taste.
Production of largely fresh Dutch goat milk
Goat Milk Powder B.V. produces its powders from largely fresh Dutch goat milk. Dutch goat milk is famous for its mild taste, a direct result of the important development in professionalism of the Dutch dairy-goat sector.
The Dutch goat farmer is known to be one of the most efficient farmers worldwide with an enormous drive to produce high-quality milk from goats living in a low-stress environment. In general, white goats from the Saanen species are milked in the Netherlands. The average level of milk production of Dutch dairy-goats rises every year due to the good hereditary characteristics and excellent management.
Not all milk offered complies with the strict quality rules Goat Milk Powder BV. sets for its farmers. The farmers need to be certified according toe “Qualigoat” a quality management system developed and applied by the Dutch goat sector. Before they are allowed to deliver milk to our factory. Only farmers with milk with outstanding values get the opportunity to supply to Goat Milk Powder B.V. The farmers are controlled by the Dutch food safety authority (COKZ/NVWA).
The factory is certified according the GFSI approved IFS certification scheme, and by SKAL for organic products and has a Halal certificate.
Where can goat milk powder be used
Areas in which milk powder, made from fresh goat milk, can be used are multiple. Our main important market is the baby food industry where the milk powder is being used successfully. In addition, there are remarkable opportunities in sectors like the sports nutrition, elderly nutrition, healthcare and applications in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. There are also application know for puppy and kittens milk.
Some specific examples of the use of goat milk powder, both the skimmed and full cream variant, are:
- infant formula
- follow on formula
- sports nutrition
- elderly nutrition
- ice cream