Cow Milk Vs Buffalo Milk
Some of you may have tried both cow milk and buffalo milk. They both taste nearly the same. However, there's a slight difference between the composition of the two varieties of milk. Cow milk is considered to be lighter as it has lesser fat content than buffalo milk.
One cup (240 ml) of whole cow's milk with 3.25% fat provides:
Protein: 7.7 gms
Carbs: 11.7 gms
Lactose: 11 gms
Fat: 8 gms
Calcium: 21% of the daily value
Buffalo milk, according to healthline.com, has comparatively more nutrients and even calories per serving.
Following is the nutrition profile of cup (240 ml) of buffalo milk:
Protein: 9 gms
Carbs: 12 gms
Lactose: 13 gms
Fat: 17 gms
Calcium: 32% of the daily value
Buffalo milk has 7 grams of fat per 100 ml while cow milk contains 4 grams of fat per 100 ml. Due to high peroxidase enzymes, buffalo milk can be preserved naturally for a longer period. When it comes to the amount of protein and calcium, buffalo milk ranks slightly higher but it also has more calories when compared to cow milk,.
100 ml of buffalo milk provides 100 calories, while the same amount of cow milk provides 68-70 calories. "Cow milk is also rich in sulphur- an essential mineral to boost brain activity. The slight yellowish tinge of cow milk is due to the presence of beta carotene (precursor of Vitamin A) which is not present in buffalo milk,"
If you are watching your calorie intake or are on a weight-loss diet, then cow milk is a better choice. Cow milk is also excellent for infants as it is easily digestible when compared to buffalo milk. The rich consistency of buffalo milk makes it a better choice for preparing paneer, kheer, or khoya.