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Which is more healthier cow milk or buffalo milk?


Date: 19 Jun 2016   Posted By: Paresh Gujarati     Group: Health    Category: Nutrition   

People have different opinion about the milk of cow or buffalo. I wonder which gives better nutrients?
1. Which is advisable for weight gain and which one for weight loss?
2. What are the proteins and other important content in both type of milk?
3. Which milk is advisable for children below 5 years of age?
Experts: do advice.


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Author: Kailash Kumar    20 Jun 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

It is always better to check the facts than going by the opinion offered by the individuals. Nowadays almost all types of information is easily available on finger tips by searching on the internet resources.
Some of the comparative facts associated with cow and buffalo milk are as follows -
1. Buffalo milk has about 100% more fat content than cow's milk and can be preserved for longer duration than the cow milk.
2. Buffalo milk is extremely rich in calcium and is also a good source of magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. The cow milk is also an excellent source of calcium and is rich in a variety of minerals, vitamins and proteins.
3. Buffalo milk has less cholesterol, more fat and more calories whereas cow milk has more cholesterol, less fat and fewer calories.
Buffalo milk is used more in India whereas worldwide cow milk is used more.
Cow milk is considered better for children for reducing obesity, protection from thyroid diseases and for healthy bones and dental health.


Author: Partha Kansabanik    20 Jun 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

It is really very difficult to say which milk is more healthier. However, it can be stated without any iota of doubt that the fat content of buffalo milk is much more than the fat content in cow milk. In northern part of India, people generally take buffalo milk much more than cow milk. However, in eastern part and southern part of the country, people prefer cow milk.

As the digestive capacity of children below five years is comparatively less, cow milk is more preferable for them.


Author: [Anonymous]    20 Jun 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

In general, old people used to say that Buffalo milk is powerful than cow milk, however, one has to check its nutrition fact to come to a conclusion.

1. Which is advisable for weight gain and which one for weight loss?

Both the milk are good for weight gain and they are not for weight loss.

2. What are the proteins and other important content in both type of milk?

Other than cholestral and fat, buffalo milk has calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus etc. in more percentage than cow milk.

3. Which milk is advisable for children below 5 years of age?

Both are have no issue and not bad as long as it is practiced since childhood, in some state, people uses Buffalo milk for kids and few states people uses cow milk for kids. It is all subject to availability and the region's practice.

Some says Buffalo's milk is cold for human's health than cow's milk. It is all from elder's comment.


Author: Mahesh    20 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Here are some of the answers to your questions.

1. Buffalo and Cow milk both have the fat and nutritional content. However the processed milk with removal fat content is good for weight loss.

2. Both of the milk content has the calcium, potassium, phosphorus etc. Other than that there are some other minor minerals good for the body.

3. Fresh milk without any pasteurization is good for the child. However these days such milk is avoided for some kids due to the amount of heat from such unprocessed milk.



Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    22 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Buffalow - milk would serve more nutrients because of having higher fat content and even the mineral contents like Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium and Potassium are appreciably higher than that of Cow - milk. The absorption of fat content of Buffalow's milk would not create any health - issue for the children since their digestion power remain under excellent condition.
On the other hand, the aged people should prefer to Cow milk because of presence of less fat which would prove to an excellent health drink for them.


Author: Venkiteswaran.    22 Jun 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

For a normally active adult, buffalo milk is better than cow's milk to gain weight faster.

Buffalo milk has higher quantum of almost all comparable components than cow's milk.

However to be practical, you may use what is more easily available and commonly used in your area; use that unless there is some specific issue .

Generally in villages cows are bred at home in one or two numbers and the milk available after their own consumption is sold locally. There it will be better to have the cow's milk as it will be less adulterated as they are know locally to the people and the sellers do not expect much commercial profit.

Similarly buffaloes are bred for commercial sales of milk. So even though the buffalo milk is more fatty, you can expect at least water addition on commercial outlets. They may still be having more fat than the cow's milk available.

If good cow's milk is easily available, then that is preferable for children. Cow's milk comes closer in its composition to mother's milk , but with slightly higher quantum in certain components. Buffalo milk contains far higher quantum in many components which are not so essential at that young age. So cow's milk can suffice. However if only buffalo milk is easily available and at low cost and good quality, then the same can be given to children with diluting with clean, hygienic drinking water.


Author: Darshan Malwiya    01 Jul 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Buffalos milk consists of more nutrients comparing to Cows milk, but due to following reasons Cows milk is more preferable than Buffalos milk.
1]The fat and protein of cow milk are more easily digestible than those of buffalo milk..
2]Cow milk is useful for intellectual growth of children.
3]Buffalo milk is injurious to the development of children and only cow milk is useful to them.
Here are the Nutritional Value of Buffalo Milk and Cow Milk.

Nutrition Buffalo Milk Cow Milk
Water 81.1% 87.8%
Protein(g) 4.5g 3.2g
Fat 8g 3.9g
Carbohydrate 4.9g 4.8g
Energy 110 kcal 66 kcal
Sugar lactose 4.9g 4.8g
Saturated Fat 4.2g 2.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g 1.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g 0.1g
Cholesterol 8mg 14mg

Here some points of comparision between both the milks.
Buffalo Milk Cow Milk
Milk good for adults. Milk is especially for infants.
Milk is not easily digestible. Milk is very easily digestible.
Has more fats. Has less fats.
Milk is white. Milk is golden yellow.
Milk is good for weight gain Milk is good for weight loss





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