I love sheep, I can’t deny it! I love how much they depend on their master for all their needs. I love their floppy ears and their beautiful “fluff” coats. I love sheep cheese, though I have never tasted their raw milk. It is my dream to have a few sheep for milking (and yes I plan on drinking it ….have you noticed my need for some extra fat?). Since raising my own is not possible today, then I will at least take time to compare sheep’s milk from the more popular goat’s milk, so I’ll be more mindfully prepared for when they roam around the farm. Below is a comparison from Nutrition Data
Sheep Milk (1cup) Goats Milk (1cup)
Fat: 17 g. Fat: 10 g.
Carbs: 13 g. Carbs: 11 g.
Protein: 14.5 g. Protein: 8.5 g.
Calcium: 47% DV Calcium: 33% DV
Vitamin A: 7% Vitamin A: 10%
Vitamin C: 17% Vitamin C: 5%
Vitamin D: Not listed Vitamin D: 7%
Omega-3 fatty acids: 311 mg Omega-3 fatty acids: 97.6 mg