Camel Milk Nutrition Facts

Majority of people consume cow milk regularly. People are unaware of benefits of camel milk. The camel milk is a rich source of proteins with potential antimicrobial and protective activities; these proteins are not found in cow milk or found only in minor amount, moreover camel milk is used in some parts of the world as a cure for certain diseases. In this article there are nutrition facts and health benefits of camel milk.

Camel Milk Nutrition Facts
Camel milk is slightly saltier than traditional milk and is well suited for the production of cheese. Many people around the world depend on camel milk though it is said to be an ‘acquired taste’. It contains antibodies which may help to fight against serious diseases like cancer, HIV/Aids, Alzheimer’s and hepatitis B. The individuals who are diabetic or lactose bigoted have completely no allergy to camel milk, so it is a great thing for those people. It provides an alternative for those allergic to cow milk. Camel milk does not need to be cooked until boiling like a cow or goat’s milk. Camel’s milk, which is rich in taste, must be taken slowly to allow the stomach to digest. It could be the ‘super food’ of the future in the West, and generate much-needed income for developing countries.

Nutrition value of camel milk

  • Lactose
  • Lanolin
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugars, natural & added
  • Fiber
  • Ash
  • Lactic acid
  • Sp. Gravity
  • Fat
  • Cholesterol


  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C


  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium

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 potassium, iron and minerals such as sodium and magnesium.

Health benefits of camel milk:

‘Insulin’ of the future:
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 the shelves of shops such as soaps and yoghurts.

Other benefits:

  • 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, etcetera and cancer. Immunoglobulin is the substance in the camel milk that contributes to immunity against infection.
  • Camel milk is also supposed to be a new Viagra.
  • 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.

  1. Sweety Says:

    After reading this info, I came to know that Camel Milk available in the market. It is really rich source of proteins with potential antimicrobial and protective activities.

  2. coachmaster Says:

    thank you so much for these pieces of information, but i wanna just know where we coiuld buy it.. my love

  3. md kamal Says:

    How can I get camel milk in london?

  4. Hameeduddin Ahmed Says:

    Would you please leet us know where we can get Camel milk in Toronto or in Ontario Canada

  5. Gitauz Says:

    The infor is very educative.ITs very intresting and important for me to know how valuable the camels milk is coz its readily available here in kenya produced by our bros from northern kenya.

  6. Basheer Says:

    i am drinking once in a week on the spot (getting direct from camel in KSA).Is there any side effect in fresh milk?

  7. Elsa Telahun Says:

    Thank you very much for such interesting & very educative information. This gives me incouragment on my work,and to be the first person on processing ‘camel milk’ in my Country.

  8. Kazrul Ali Says:

    Camels milk is the ultimate milk by far , it goes way back in history , the question is were can we get it from here in the united kingdom ??

  9. Saeed Says:

    Everything is written in this article os correct except one thing, camel milk is not salty. I am a bedwin and I have more than 70 camels. The camel milk taste depends on what camels eat and the most important thing is that some camel milk is salty and some are very sweet depending on the breed. It differs from a camel another. One of my friends who is from United Kingdom came to my farm and tasted the milk I have , he thought I added sugar to it, he was convinced when he milked the camel on his own.
    My point is the milk which is sold in the market is mixed of maybe more than 200 kinds of camels which makes the milk taste salty, there is a way to make camel milk taste much better, is that they take the tasty good breed of camels and make a good quality tasty milk. There is a problem with that which is the quantity will be less but the quality will be better. One other option there is ; it’s by increasing the price of the quality milk than the normal saltier one. I need someone to steal this idea before I get angry and make it by my self. For more information, making yogurt by using camel milk is good, the yogurt is very sour and refreshing ;).

  10. MOHD ANWAR Says:

    how can we buy camel milk. at kashipur uttarakhand.

  11. admin Says:

    Rajasthan Dairy Federation Cooperative Ltd sells Processed Camel Milk in India under “Saras” Brand. You can find dealer of RDFC near your area. Or Find a Camel keeper near your area.

  12. Gary Dufour Says:

    I have a problum with Type 2 diabets. I would like to try Where can I find some

  13. Rafael Says:

    Would you please, let us know where we can get Camel milk in Long Island, New York USA

  14. ghazalah Says:

    please tell me the store nearby wallace ,lyding in BRONX NY from where I can buy camel milk thanx

  15. suhair khouri Says:

    Where can I buy camel milk? Please provide e-mail, address, and phone number. Thank you Suhair

  16. Abdi Says:

    My brother is severely diabetic and lives in England. Takes insulin daily to control. last year he went to somalia where there are lots of camels. He started drinking camel milk on daily basis. for the six months he has been there his diabetes disappeared. took no insulin no medication for it just living his live without the decease. when get back to england it all came back after two weeks and had to restart insulin. what a result.

  17. sonny Says:

    where can I buy camel milk in the Netherlands?

  18. dr.sohail Says:

    i’m confused about one thing… should we boil camel milk before use or not? hope i’ll get some satisfactory reply!


    there is a company in nairobi kenya,that specialises processing pasteurised camel milk that meets hygenic and quality standards as prescribed by government body, if properly handled and refregirated the milk have a shell life of at least 2 weeks.the companys name is called UNIQUE CAMEL PRODUCTS.we are supplying only the kenyan market….but are certainly interested in exporting milk anywhere needed around the world.frankly there are not suppliers of camel milk…….our camel milk is contained iin a ranch….it feeds freely from diverse plants,herbs and vegetations giving it best nutrition,and benefits….. as custodians of camel,and being camel herders in northern kenya we know that the value of camel is directly proportional to what it feeds on,.the animal knows which plant to feed on at what time of the year thus it will travel for hundreds of kilometers to get to specific herbs and plants available at specific location and stopping it is futile.sweetness,saltness of camel milk depends on various factor…1.some animals milk is naturally sweeter than others…2.some herbs and plants make camel sweet or salty…3.depens also on whether the lactating animal has conceived or not….finally theres noothing like camel milk in fact people specialist who have done research say its even better than mothers milk everything said is true…..we have the milk here in plenty…the somali camel pastoralist call it miracle milk(guarded secret). we can export the milk to any destinatination again fresh,but we need partnership and distributorship links……our email is……get in touch…
    for more info.

    khalf hassan


    SOhail its not must 2 boil camel milk since it has no pathogens unlike milk of other domestic animals eg Cow All above is true beleive it or not

  21. Mark Says:

    Were can I buy it I Live in Alt. GA.

  22. Azeez malley Says:

    I first was introduced to camel milk in Dubai in 2003 and have been trying to find it here in the Usa.
    I have exhausted my search a few years ago and now back on a mission of locating fresh camel milk , can someone guide me?I reside here in southern Cailfornia where you would think it would be the best place to raise camels . If anyone knows anything in regards to purchasing camels milk please email me at

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  24. Rifka Says:


    Thank you for this information. I live in Toronto, Ontario and am looking to get unpasteurized camel’s milk for medicinal purposes to treat symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. If anyone knows of a good, reliable source, please contact me.

    Many thanks.

  25. Lori Says:

    You can buy Camel Milk Powder at….

    This company ships worldwide and camel milk powder makes it through US Customs just fine…

  26. j kilondi maghenyi Says:

    thumbs a frequent user of Camel milk we have it in plenty in Voi Maungu Kenya,if you taste camel milk and its tea you wont take Cow Milk anymore.its really Good.Thats Gods Wonders.

  27. Eva Says:

    Amish farms selling camels milk and other organic produce.

  28. maryam Says:

    please tell me how many times should we take camel’s milk a day and secondly is it equally good for children too??

  29. maryam Says:

    and please also tell me as its not necessary to boil it so can we refrigerate it for 3 to 4 days??

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