Health and Fitness

My First Encounter With Camel Milk

Written by felixsmith230

Did you know that camel milk is the most beneficial milk for human health? No, I’m not kidding at all. I too wasn’t aware of it till…

My wife, who has just returned from a professional trip to Dubai, brought me back some camel’s milk cheese. Besides the slightly sweet taste, it is close to fresh goat cheese, not creamy but very smooth. This cheese keeps very well and is easily dried. However, if you keep it for too much time, it becomes very hard.

I immediately started to do some research on the internet because I did not know anything about this milk – consumed by the Bedouins which help them to survive in the desert. 

And What I Found Is Surprising:

First of all, camel’s milk is very digestible and less fatty milk that is easily assimilated and does not cause known allergy problems because it does not contain lactose.

On the other hand, it contains proteins “with high antimicrobial potential”, absent in cow’s milk. It is particularly rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (the good ones) and in vitamin C (3 times more than cow’s milk). Also, it contains a high amount of mineral salts and iron (10 times more than cow milk). Still, I was not sure to order raw camel milk for sale so I delve a little more: 

What Are its Ingredients And Benefits? 

The composition of the milk varies according to the animal feed, which is sometimes very poor in the desert in the dry period. Yet recent research shows that this milk has healing virtues against stomach aches, liver pain, asthma, jaundice, anemia, diabetes.

Moreover, camel milk plays a preventive role in certain cancers. For people with diabetes, it helps to regulate the sugar level and limit insulin injections. And of course, like all kinds of milk in general, it helps build bones and promotes healthy growth and maintenance of teeth and hair. 

Is It Different From Cow’s Milk?

According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), raw camel milk has a strong taste. Normally a little sweet because of the lactose,yet it can sometimes be a little salty too. It is often drunk chilled. The water content of milk varies between 84% and 90% depending on the hydration of the camel. The protein content of camel’s milk is similar to that of cow’s milk between 2-5% protein . However, it contains a bit more essential amino acids like methionine, valine, and leucine. Camel’s milk is a little less fat (2 to 5%) than that of cow’s milk and in addition, it contains more unsaturated fatty acids.

On the micronutrient side, camel milk is rich in iron and it is a good source of vitamin C  : it contains 3 times more than cow’s milk. It is also rich in lactoferrin , an antimicrobial protein, which slows down bacterial growth. Camel milk contains 2-6 mg / mL and cow milk contains 0.02-0.2 mg / mL. It also contains more lysozymes -a protein that can attack certain bacteria: 15 g / 100 mL compared to 7 g / 100 mL in cows.

Moreover, many health claims resulting from cultural beliefs represent camel milk as more beneficial to health than cow milk. 

So, Where You Can Get Camel Milk?

If you are looking for raw camel milk for sale, take help of Google. Search for “camel milk around me” and you will find the list of all the stores in your locality that offer camel milk.  Besides, one can also buy camel milk powder online. You can use it to prepare ice-cream, pudding or other food items. 

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