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In this post let us go over the difference between Buffalo milk and Cow milk, look at the nutritional and mineral content, and decide which is more suitable for children and/or adults.

Buffalo milk is more thicker and contains slightly more vitamins and minerals than cow milk. However, buffalo milk is more preferred due to following reasons:

  • The fat and protein of buffalo milk are high in nutrition value than those of cow milk.

  • The buffalo milk has also got greater amount of vitamins and minerals.

  • Cow milk is injurious to the development of children and only buffalo milk is useful to them (in the absence of mother’s milk. The buffalo milk is rich in fat. Whereas cow milk can cause diarrhoea due to indigestion. The fats in cow milk and buffalo milk differ from each other in their digestive properties. The percentage of volatile and soluble acids is greater in buffalo ghee, and consequently it is more easily digested.

  • Buffalo milk, being easily digestible, is more beneficial to patients than cow milk.

  • Cow milk contains high amount of acids which release a lot of gas after consumption, where as buffalo milk is low on acids which can be easily digested.

Let us have closer look at nutritional value of both Buffalo and Cow milk.





There is no major difference in the nutritional value of buffalo and cow milk. Buffalo’s milk is a good for healthy bones, dental health, cardiovascular health and weight gain. Cow’s milk is beneficial for healthy bones, dental health, and obesity reduction in children, protection for thyroid and protection of heart. So, the choice is yours.

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