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 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
- Sugars, natural & added
- Lactic acid
- Sp. Gravity
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
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.
- 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.