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5 Surprising and Unknown Benefits of Camel Milk

M Kanika
M Kanika

Most of us are habitual of consuming milk and milk-based products, which are originated from the bovine animals like - Cows, Sheep, Buffaloes and Goats. Not only this, there are many non-cow milk products, which we can try for its unique taste and health benefits.

Camel milk is one of the most nutritious non-cow milks that have been consumed in desert regions from centuries. 

Since the domestication of camels millennia ago, the Camel milk has supported many cultures including nomad, pastoral and Bedouin. Nomads of desert tribes used the camel milk, which can be readily made into yoghurt as a staple food. Moreover, they can live upto a month, only on camel milk.  

The camel dairy farming industry has grown in the United States and in Australia as an environmentally friendly alternative to cow dairy farming, by using species that are well adapted to the arid regions.  

Also Read - Buffalo Milk Vs Cow Milk - Know the Differences and Similarities

The Camel milk has various nutritional benefits just like cow milk, but the proportions of the nutrients can be highly variable based on a number of factors, including the age of a camel and the type of camel and it also depends on the climate, and what it eats, and camel’s milking method. We can use its milk, for making various products like, ice cream, yoghurt but the only difficulty comes in turning the camel’s milk into cheese or butter.

For centuries, the camel milk has served as a most important source of nutrition for the nomad, pastoral and Bedouin culture, in harsh environments but in todays era the camel milk is commercially sold in many countries, people can now buy the camel milk through online in frozen or powdered form.  

There are many wondrous benefits of camel milk as it is rich in many nutrients that are important for our overall health.  

The camel milk is comparable to whole cow’s milk as it is rich in protein, carb and calorie but it is only low in saturated fat and offers vitamin B & C, calcium, iron and potassium.  
The camel milk is also considered as the good source of healthy fats, such as linoleic acid, long-chain fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids. 

Only 120ml of camel milk provides 

  • Calories: 50 

  • Carbs: 5 grams 

  • Calcium: 16% 

  • Fat: 3 grams 

  • Protein: 3grams 

  • Potassium: 6% 

  • Phosphorus: 6% 

  • Riboflavin: 8% 

  • Thiamine: 29% 

Benefits of Camel Milk

Here are some of the benefits of camel milk;

Promotes Heart Health 

The nutrition benefits in camel milk is merged with many fatty acids, which can help in improving the cholesterol level and reducing the bad cholesterol. It also helps in regulating blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart aches and strokes.  

Provides Immunity 

As a result, of its high level of protein and other organic compounds the camel milk helps in providing the immunity. Since most of its compounds have the antimicrobial properties and the consumption of camel milk improve the health by boosting the immune system of our body. 

Promotes growth 

Camel milk contains excellent amount of protein level, which is not found in cow or goat milk. As protein is the building block of our body, camel milk promotes the growth & development of the organ system and bones. This is why the milk of camel is given to malnourished children and infants. 

Improves Blood Circulation 

Camel milk has the high amount of iron content, and is most important component of the red blood cells, it has also been used for preventing anemia. It improves the blood circulation and oxygenation of organ system & extremities.  

Helps in Diabetes 

Camel milk can be used as a potential preventive medicine for diabetes. It has a sufficient level of insulin that helps in preventing type 1 & type 2 diabetes. The balance of glucose and insulin is significant to prevent the diabetes, the camel milk can also be included in your daily diet to eliminate the use of insulin injection.   

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