Goat's cheese: properties and benefits

Goat's cheese: properties and benefits

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The goat cheese at one time it was perhaps seen as a B-grade cheese. With a more rustic taste, presented in a less scenographic way, it seemed to be only for those who produced it, for those who lived in the countryside, for those who loved the taste of the farm. Today, however, it is an esteemed and sought after food, fully recognized. Let's see if it's one of the many fashions, and soon another cheese will come to take its place. In our opinion, not because goat cheese seems to have all the credentials to remain on the list of healthy and recommended foods. It has important organoleptic properties, contains only healthy fats and provides fewer calories compared to many other cheeses. Those who do not have line problems must at least take note that they digest very well.

Goat's cheese: properties

The goat cheese pcan be of various types, on the market we find it seasoned or even fresh. It usually has a fresh taste but with a hint of authentic flavor that some like very much, others, to tell the truth, disturb. I make a comparison that might upset vegetarians and vegans, but is meant to be just a comparison. Many like meat but few like game because it has that wild taste that is not obvious and that some delicate palates can suffer. Something similar happens with goat cheese, especially with those seasoned, while the fresh ones maintain greater calmness of taste.

From cheese to goat cheese, the organoleptic properties can also vary a lot. The production method greatly affects both the composition of fatty acids, both on the pH levels and on the quantity and quality of salt and mineral salts. The soft ones are less caloric, they have less fat and less protein, just as it usually happens, with some exceptions, for other types of cheese, such as cow's. Fresh goat cheeses on average contain approx 264 Kcal per hectogram, those seasoned even double.

Goat cheese: benefits

One by one, in alphabetical order, here are just the main benefits of this increasingly appreciated food.
Allergy. On average the products they contain goat milk, including cheeses, have casein A2, a type of protein that has been shown to be less allergenic and less inflammatory than the A1 variety. Those who have a more or less strong lactose intolerance can try the goat milk, could escape it and find a way to eat tasty cheeses all the same, avoiding disturbances todigestive and intestinal systems.

  • Antibacterial. By studying some microorganisms from goat milk and the cheese made from it, some of its antibacterial properties have been confirmed. Some isolated bacteria from cheese they would be able to inhibit Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, L. inoccua, Pseudomona aeruginosa, Shigella flexneri, Serratia marcescens, Enterobacter cloacae and Klebsiella pneumoniae. L'caprylic acid it also has properties antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, it could therefore be useful in the treatment of infections such as Candida, acne, digestive problems and more.
  • Digestion. We have already mentioned it: goat milk is more digestible than other types of milk. Let's see why. It has a different chemical composition, vitamins present in different proportions, the same for minerals and proteins. This would make it easier to digest and suitable for those with some malabsorption syndromes.
  • Healthy fats. “Cheeses are fatty and should not be eaten”, we often hear. First of all, let's not completely eliminate them from our diet, unless specifically prescribed by a doctor. If we really want to be careful, we choose goat ones because the fats we find there are healthy fats. Also there are high amounts of caprylic acid and capric acid which promote energy metabolism as well as being responsible for the typical more acidic flavor
  • Inflammation. Goat milk together with donkey milk are the one with the highest anti-inflammatory properties, this makes them particularly suitable for those experiencing inflammatory and allergic conditions, including the elderly.
  • Weight Loss and Satiety. No food makes you lose weight, it would be absurd, but there are some that are recommended for those who are following a diet, for various and valid reasons. In this case it is because gods are present medium-chain fatty acids which increase the sense of satiety and therefore favor a slight weight loss. These fatty acids are always able to be broken down and absorbed quickly by the body and are less likely to be stored as fat.
  • Probiotics. There are many of them in this food and they are good bacteria, useful for the health of our digestive system and also reduce the inflammatory states and boost the immune system. Depending on the type, goat cheese can contain a large variety of probiotics including L. acidophilus and L. plantarum.

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