One of the most bizarre discoveries I came across late in my life time, is that my father grew up drinking only goats and camel milk, unfortunately cows milk was very scarce in the Middle East back then. The reason I think this is so bizarre is that nowadays we rely only on cow’s milk as our main source of dairy product. And we hardly hear about camel’s milk even though it is considered the closest milk to human mother’s milk, and our bodies not only tolerate it very well, but it is very healthy and our bodies thrive on it.
Nowadays people are starting to become more aware of camel’s milk and since the production of camel’s milk dairies is becoming a growing industry. I would like to shine a light on the great benefits of this amazing milk for a moment.
First of all camel’s milk has triple the amount of vitamin C found in cow’s milk, it also contains a rich source of proteins, these proteins are not found in cow’s milk only in minor amounts. In addition, camel’s milk has enough nutrients to sustain a person through the day. In many countries they rely on camel’s milk to be given to babies suffering from malnutrition. Camel milk is also low in lactose and Cholesterol compared with cow’s milk. Camel milk is rich in potassium, iron and minerals such as sodium and magnesium, and it has ten times the amount of antibacterial and antiviral properties found in cow’s milk. Finally Camel’s milk contains insulin like protein that survives the digestive tract and may benefit people with certain forms of diabetes. So given all theses healthy benefits, it is hard to believe why not put more effort in rasing awareness about the benefits, or even doing more research on the matter. Nevertheless I have never tried Camel’s milk for myself and I was not even aware that a camel can produces milk at all, but since it has been the latest craze now in my country, I guess I’ll have to give it a try, although I hear it has a love hate relationship, meaning you might either love the taste or despise it.