It seems like a new superfood is announced every other week, and that word "superfood" rolls off the tongue so smoothly people can't wait to share what they've read about the latest "superfood".
Say it a few times to yourself, see how fun it is to say because it makes your mouth form the "ooo" shape? You know who else has lips that can easily form the "ooo" shape?
The tall and lanky giraffe, that's who, and while they're pretty super as far as animals go they're not considered a superfood, not even by the lions and hyenas who occasionally dine on them.
On the other hand, their milk may be sold as a superfood in the future because, according to this zoological report from 1962, it's better for us than cow's milk:
The report revealed that giraffe milk has a high fat content – 12.5%, to be precise. That compares with 3.5% in full fat cow’s milk (semi-skimmed has 1.5% – 1.8%, skimmed milk has less than 0.3% fat content).
In addition, giraffe milk contains similar amounts of riboflavin, thiamine and vitamin B6 to cow’s milk, but it has higher levels of vitamins B12 and A.
It's unlikely giraffe milk will make it into your local supermarket's dairy aisle anytime soon, even if only because giraffes won't just stand around and let humans milk them like cows.
But it is interesting to think about the odd food products that'll become normalized in the future, and how food fads drive people to eat the strangest stuff!
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