Nutritional Benefits of Camel’s Milk
Officials at the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations have stated in the past that the issue of famine and starvation could possibly be significantly reduced with camel milk1.
Camel milk provides the vitamins and nutrients necessary for healthy human growth and sustenance. Camel milk is rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron2 and contains three times more vitamin C 1&2, minus half the saturated fat of regular milk3 and most importantly is also delicious!
Research into other pharmaceutical properties of camel’s milk
There are proteins and other compounds unique to camel’s milk, and research is being undertaken in different institutions around the world to determine their pharmaceutical properties. Currently, there is research investigating the role of some of these unique compounds in the management of gastrointestinal health, diabetes, auto-immune conditions and other conditions.
Some interesting research conducted to date:
Lactoferrin is a protein found in milk, including humans, cows and camels, and performs an important role in protecting against microbial infection. The role of lactoferrin as a protein involved in immune response has been thoroughly investigated and is well understood and is known to have roles in gastrointestinal health4.
A study found lactoferrin was in higher quantities in camels’ milk than cows’ milk and that it has higher heat resistance than the lactoferrin found in cows’ milk, thus having higher amounts of lactoferrin in pasteurised Camels’ milk5.
Safe & Healthy to consume.