[Sca-cooks] Favorite Healthy period dishes, recent study on vitamin absorption

lilinah@earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 15 01:23:43 PDT 2006

Anne-Marie Rousseau wrote:
>What makes you say that sheep milk is healthier than cow milk? Also,
>given the number of manuscript illos that show cows being milked vs the
>number that show sheep being milked (I cant think of any, actually...)
>what led you to believe that non cows milk would be so prevalent?
>--Anne-Marie, who grew up on goats milk....

Many of us, and i include myself, have certain "prejudices" about 
what sorts of food we cook, i.e., we may try to concentrate on the 
foods of the culture of our persona. My areas of interest and 
preference are around the Mediterranean and into the Middle East, 
although i do cook English and German food for feasts, as well, and 
have those well-known basic sources on Russian and Polish food in my 

I know that in the Mediterranean areas sheep's milk was more common 
than cow's milk - frequently for environmental reasons - both 
geography and weather. The fats in the milk of sheep and goats are 
different from the fats in cow's milk, being more-or-less naturally 
"homogenized" in sheep and goat's milk. Because of this, there's no 
cream that floats to the surface in these milks. Their fats are also 
digested differently by humans and used by our bodies differently 
than cow's milk, and they are less likely to cause the same hazards 
to health as cow's fats are.

I don't have all the exact information to hand at the moment, but i 
can look it up.

The natural sugars are also different and people who have trouble 
digesting lactose in cow's milk can often digest sheep or goat's milk.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

who is a real dairy fiend, but less enamored of meats

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