Camel milk is a staple food of desert nomad tribes and is sometimes considered a meal in and of itself. Camel milk is a whole food meaning it has enough nutrients to sustain a person through the day. A nomad can live on only camel milk for almost a month. Camel dairy farming is an alternative to cow dairy farming in dry regions of the world.
Camel milk is a rich source of proteins with antibacterial, antiviral and anti-tumor properties. These proteins are not found in cow milk or found only in minor amount. Camel milk is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and immunoglobulins. Compared to cow’s milk, it is lower in fat and lactose, and higher in potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Bedouins believe the curative powers of camel milk are enhanced if the camel’s diet consists of certain desert plants. It is used in some parts of the world as a cure for certain diseases. In many countries, camel milk is given to babies suffering from malnutrition.
Compared to cow, buffalo and ewe milk fat, camel milk fat contains less short-chained fatty acids, but the same long-chained fatty acids can be found. Some researchers claim that the value of camel milk is to be found in the high concentrations of volatile acids and, especially, linoleic acid and the polyunsaturated acids, which are essential for human nutrition.
Nutritional fact of camel milk:
•Camel milk is low in lactose compared with cows’ milk. However, levels of potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, sodium and zinc are higher than in cows’ milk.
•Cholesterol in camel milk is lower than cow or goat milk.
•Camel milk is 3 times higher in vitamin C than cow’s milk and 10 times higher in iron.
•It is also high in unsaturated fatty acids and B vitamins but less in vitamin A and B2.
•The fat content in camel’s milk is similar to that of cow’s milk.
•Camel milk is rich in potassium, iron and minerals such as sodium and magnesium.
Health benefits of camel milk:
Camel milk has high concentration of insulin that has positive effect on the immunity. It does not thicken easily in an acidic environment. The anti-diabetic action of camel milk has been attributed to the camel’s choice grazing on natural vegetation in the desert, including salty herbs and plants, some medicinal plants like the neem. Some diabetics in Somalia and Kenya, who recognize the value of Camel milk are using Camel milk therapy to control their Diabetes.
Camel Milk based beauty products:
Camel milk is a natural source of Alpha-Hydroxy acids which are known to chubby the skin and smoothes fine lines. Camel Milk soap provides a most deluxe bath experience. Products from Camel milk are already hitting shop shelves in the form of soaps and yogurts.
•Camel milk is supposed a precautionary in ulcers.
•Regular intake of camel milk helps to control blood sugar levels.
•Camel milk helps in reducing coronary heart disease.
•Camel milk also benefits in infection, tuberculosis, gastro-enteritis, and cancer. Immunoglobulin is the substance in the camel milk that contributes to immunity against infection.
•Camel´s milk cures severe food allergies and rehabilitates the immune system in children.
•Camel´s milk has a number of antibodies that are compatible with human ones and very small molecules that can easily enter the bloodstream by the intestines.
Where to buy Camel Milk
Camel Milk Association
Millers Organic Farm
Mudita Camel Dairy a PMA
Currently taking just phone orders, site will have store soon!
Available Monday-Wednesday from 8am-5pm MT time
Camel Dairy; Gil and Nancy are the pioneers of camel milk in the USA http://www.cameldairy.com/ONLINE_STORE.html
Powdered Camel milk and Soaps,Lotions & Chocolate and So much More Visit The Oasis Camel Dairy today!
Desert Gold Camel Dairy FOR COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY
51950 CR JJ
Wray, CO 80758
This is currently a farm share program. The farm is hoping to expand and have a Grade A license to sell to the general public.