Alternative to cow's milk
Not only cow's milk, but practically all animal dairy products contain some lactose. It is therefore advisable for those with lactose intolerance to avoid milk of animal origin entirely and to switch to plant alternatives.
In a cow's milk allergy, it is not the milk sugar, known as lactose, that causes the problem, but rather the protein found in cow's milk. Therefore, affected people can in this case consume all other animal milk products, provided that they are not allergic to the respective milk. However, an additional allergy to another type of animal milk is very rare.
The following tables are broken down into animal and plant dairy products and provide information on their specific properties.
Animal milk products
|Milk product||Taste||Special ingredients per 100 ml||Lactose in %|
|Cow's milk||reference point||Fat contant 3.5%, Protein 3.3 g, Calcium 120 mg||4.7|
|Camel milk||more watery than cow's milk||Similarity to breast milk, more protein and less casein than cow's milk||5.5|
|Donkey milk||like cow's milk but less intense||lower protein and fat content||10.0|
|Goat milk||somewhat severe||more protein and less fat, folic acid and vitamin B12 than cow's milk||4.2|
|Mare's milk||like cow's milk||very low in fat (1.5%) and low in protein||6.2|
|Sheep milk||like cow's milk, but a little thicker||higher fat (6%), protein and calcium conten||4.7|
|Buffalo milk||very syrupy, tastes like cream||higher fat content, protein and minerals similar to cow's milk||4.5|
Plant milk products
|Milk product||Taste||Special ingredients per 100 ml||Lactose, gluten|
|Soy milk||somewhat bitter, nutty||nrich in nutrients and vitamins, no cholesterol, protein content at 2.4 g, low calcium content 20 mg||lactose-free, gluten-free|
|Rice milk||sweet||little protein (0.3 g), vitamins and calcium||lactose-free, gluten-free|
|Almond milk||sweet||low in fat and calories, not suitable for children, possible hydrogen cyanide content||lactose-free, gluten-free|
|Oat milk||slightly nutty, like oatmeal||a lot of cholesterol-lowering fiber beta-glucane, low in calcium||lactose-free|
|Spelt milk||like oat milk, but more intense||little fat (1 %), cholesterol-lowering due to dietary fiber||lactose-free|
|Coconut milk||very sweet and syrupy||very high in fat (15%), ideal for desserts, sauces and Asian dishes||lactose-free, gluten-free|
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