Mint GOLD by Milking CAMEL

Camel milk is scarcely available in India, mainly in western reasons of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh & also in U.A.E., whole of North Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Camel milk has been consumed by nomadic cultures as primary milk source for ages. The camel milk is not available vastly and easily as cow’s milk but it is far better and nutritional in comparison to cow’s milk. Camel survives on less water and feed in comparison than cow as for dairy. Cow dairy requires excessive amount of water, feed and electricity for cooling system etc.

Pakistan and Afghanistan camels produce highest yields of milk up to 30 litres per day. Camels can produce milk even when feeding on low quantity fodder in difficult conditions. Camels have ability to survive 21 days without drinking water.

Taste wise Camel milk is slightly saltier than cow milk. In ancient times traveller used camel milk as a method to protracted journeys of desserts where chance of food and water were scarce.

Camel milk is far more better and nutritious than cow or goat milk but its availability is limited, it can be found in Specialities food stores of metropolitan cities. The following are the features of camel milk

[1] BENEFITS IN DIABETES : Camel milk if regularly taken in diet can check needs of insulin injections, and also can check the disease to develop in first place. Insulin is present in camel milk in form of compound. Ratio of insulin and glucose is important for prevention of diabetes in humans.

[2] AUTISM : Camel milk is found to be helpful in controlling autism symptoms and is also said to remove autism completely in some cases when taken regularly. The high combination of natural compounds present in camel milk have amazing and astonishing effect on neurological systems.

[3] AS IMMUNITY BOOSTER : Protein present in camel milk with many other organic and natural compounds promote immune system. Camel milk has also minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, copper, sodium and magnesium in sufficient quantity. Camel milk has high levels of Vitamin A & B1, B2 and three times vitamin C then the cow milk. Camel milk has also great healing property due to different composition of whey protein and casein present in it. Camel milk has more unsaturated fatty acid then cow milk, it has lower amount of cholesterol and more effective anti-bacterial, anti-viral properties. Camel milk has lower amount of lactose thus helpful for lactose intolerants, it is easier to digest camel milk in comparison to cow’s milk due to its non- solidifying property.

[4] RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS: Antioxidants help our body to fight against free radicals, to eliminate pigmentation and cancerous cells from our body. Camel milk is highly rich in antioxidants.

[5] ANTI AGING FACTOR: Alpha Hydroxyl Acid present in camel milk helps facial lines become smoother and also prevents wrinkle formations.

[6] ANTI INFLAMMATORY: Camel milk is also helpful in treating some medicinal issues like cough, bronchitis, arithmetic and rheumatic pains and tuberculosis.

[7] PROMOTES OVERALL DEVELOPMENT: Camel milk has higher level of potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, sodium and zinc. Camel milk contains high level of animal protein which help in overall development and growth of human organ system. Protein is one of the main compositions in construction of body and camel milk has copious amount of it. Camel milk if provided to malnutrition infant and children can improve their health.

Iron is present in abundant amount in camel milk, it is a crucial compound of Red Blood Corpuscles. Iron helps in blood circulation of human body.

There is no such known disadvantages of drinking camel milk except it is getting costlier day by day. With the launch of Amul’s camel milk at Rs 59/- per bottle, the stage is set for new market. In most of European countries camel milk is imported from U.A.E. at $ 19 per liter. With more and more updated knowledge on nutrition demand for this variety of milk is growing fast.

The demand for camel milk and milk powder of it is rising in the US pushing the price to as high as $50 a litre. It is unexpected bounty for camel owners in Rajasthan. Despite being expensive, what’s driving consumption in recent years is its medicinal value.

With such trend, the future of camel milk seems positive.