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Table 6 Fatty acid profile of cow, buffalo, goat and sheep milk

From: Antioxidant properties of Milk and dairy products: a comprehensive review of the current knowledge

Fatty acid Cow Milk
(g/100 g)
Buffalo Milk
(g/100 g)
Goat Milk
(g/100 g)
Sheep Milk
(g/100 g)
C4:0 3.5 3.90 2.46 4.06
C6:0 2.3 2.33 2.40 2.78
C8:0 1.2 2.41 2.53 3.13
C10:0 2.6 2.40 9.38 4.97
C12:0 2.7 3.09 4.45 3.35
C14:0 9.3 10.64 10.16 10.16
C16:0 25.9 28.02 24.20 23.11
C18:0 14.3 12.58 12.51 12.88
aC18:1 27.6 24.10 23.01 26.01
aC18:2 2.1 2.04 2.72 1.61
aC18:3 0.7 0.68 0.53 0.92
  1. aFatty acids have a great impact on oxidative stability of milk and dairy products
  2. Source of Data
  3. Cow Milk: [56]
  4. Buffalo Milk: [110]
  5. Goat Milk: [106]
  6. Sheep Milk: [111]