The price of the Gir cow milk is at least twice that of other brands available here, with one litre being sold at Rs 99 to Rs 120.
Hyderabad: Many in Hyderabad are beginning their day with a taste of Gujarat nowadays.
This is after the milk of the Gir cow, an indigenous breed from Saurashtra, Gujarat, became popular in many of the city’s dairy farms, courtesy its rich protein and nutritional value.
The price of the Gir cow milk is at least twice that of other brands available here, with one litre being sold at Rs 99 to Rs 120. The cow itself is sold at prices ranging from Rs.50,000 to Rs.80,000 depending on its yield, which is about 8 to 10 litres of milk a day.
These cows are brought from Saurashtra to dairy farms on the city outskirts. Farm owners say the Gir cow milk is thin and helps in easy digestion. The milk from other cows here have been known to lead to digestion problems in children aged between three and 18 years and in pregnant women as well, they say.
However, the milk of the Gir cow, which resembles Ongole cow in terms of structure, has A2 type of beta casein protein which is easily digestible and has useful nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and micro nutrients of high quality helps in improving immunity. It is also said to be good in treatment of cancer and gastro problems
Dairy products from the Gir cow’s milk too are nutritious and most believe it helps in coping with arthritis, joint pains and respiratory problems. The ghee is consumed by pregnant women to help improve their immunity.