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Camel milk - The miracle cure from the desert?

Camel Milk - Is beautiful, slim and very healthy?

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The camel's milk, the so-called wonder drug from the desert, has been used and appreciated in the Arab world for thousands of years as a remedy and of course as a foodstuff. The camels remain well nourished in the hot climate despite a low water intake. As a means of transport, the camels are very good, but also the ingredients of camel milk are possibly just because of the sparse water absorption of the beast of burden very concentrated available.

If camel milk was an excellent food for the Bedouins, the first loads of white gold from the remote desert regions recently supplied the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Recently, the food supplement industry also began to show interest in the product "camel's milk".

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Production of camel milk

Milking is of course the beginning.

The production of camel milk starts with milking. Only the camel and the dromedary are milked. The two camel species from the New World - alpaca and llama - are not used for camel milk production. Both the camel and the dromedary give milk throughout the year. Because there are few vegetables and fruits available in the camel's homeland, in the deserts and semi-deserts, camel's milk is an excellent source of vitamin C for humans.
Unlike other types of milk, camel milk does not clot. For this reason, the first step in camel milk processing for cheese production is to bring the precious white to coagulation. For almost thirty years, there have been dairies producing pasteurized dromedary milk. In the desert areas, the shepherds milk the camels by hand and then transport the raw milk with a track to the dairy, where it is further processed on the spot.
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Ingredients and the health aspects of camel's milk

Distinct differences to cow's milk.

The camel's milk tastes good, yet it differs significantly from cow's milk. The milk of the camel has a slight aftertaste, which is a little salty. The health aspect is relevant in terms of valuable ingredients. Noteworthy is the immensely high content of vitamin C. Desirably, the camel's milk also make other vital vitamins and enzymes that have an antibacterial effect, immunoglobulins and important amino acids.
A true heavyweight is the camel's milk based on the high iron content. The milk of the camel mare scores but also by what she does not contain. Because in the camel's milk is only a very small amount of sugar and it is significantly lower in fat than other types of milk. The camel's milk also contains no beta-casein and no beta-lactoglobulin. For milk protein allergy sufferers, the camel milk is ideal. The important antimicrobial proteins in camel's milk keep the human immune system in good shape. Foreign antigens are neutralized by the richly contained immunoglobulin in the camel's milk. Camel milk is very well suited as a dietary supplement.
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Camel milk in medicine and wellness area

From the bath in camel milk to medicines

Many people are convinced that camel milk is not only healthy and tastes delicious, but also makes it beautiful. Who knows, maybe more than two thousand years ago Egypt's last pharaoh bathed in camel's milk and not in donkey's milk. Many camel milk products are available in the course of the new wellness and nutritional diet also in the German-speaking countries in various processing.
For people with food allergies or lactose intolerance, camel milk can truly be used as a miracle cure. As a remedy, the camel's milk can be successfully used with some reservations even in inflammatory bowel disease, gastritis and gallstone disease. Likewise, the camel's milk can provide relief in oesophageal inflammation, tuberculosis and eczema.

As a miracle cure, camel milk is often abused as a cancer medicine. However, detailed, long-standing and revealing studies that could prove so many prophecies through data and facts are missing in this regard. In the wellness area, the milk of the camel mare is used for skin care. There are already some corresponding products in the trade. The ranges of camel milk cosmetics focus strongly on the wide range of camel milk creams and camel milk soaps. The practiced beauty cult is very strong on the many camel milk recipes.

Differences of camel milk to cow's milk and other types of milk

Significantly less yield per animal.

Even relaxed, generous and cheerful camel mares give just seven liters of milk a day. Central European cows can easily deliver between 25 and 40 liters of milk per day. That makes the milk from the camel already much more valuable. As far as the protein and fat content is concerned, camel milk corresponds to the average values of cow's milk.
However, the vitamin C content is almost four times higher. Like the donkey's milk, camel's milk is ideally suited as a substitute milk for all those people who suffer from cow's milk allergy. The price is much higher, as long as camel's milk is offered in the nearby shop. On professional milk farms in the Arab world, a female camel can produce up to 15 liters of milk per day. During manual as well as machine milking, the young must always stand by, as it may devour the remaining milk at the end. The difference between camel's milk and cow's milk or other types of milk is probably in the beauty area. The texture of camel milk is ideal for creating skin care products.

Camel milk products

Camel milk care products and dairy products

The common products of camel's milk are certainly cheese, ice cream, yoghurt, butter, chocolate, drinkable sour milk products and alcohol. In the cosmetics industry, products such as soaps, shampoos and creams are made from camel milk.

Availability and shelf life of camel milk

Camel milk is much more readily available in larger metropolitan areas than in rural areas. The fresh bottled camel milk is usually kept in the refrigerator for five days. Frozen camel milk is stable for over a year, but the freshly thawed milk should be consumed within three days.

Camel milk is also served in cafes

Allerdings in Dubai.

This video shows that in other countries it is quite possible to get camel milk in a café as well. But there are the suppliers, so the camels also more numerous and nearby. But maybe there will soon be caffè latte with camel's milk.
Letztes Update: 13.05.2019 09:34