Camel milk, the best alternative to cow’s milk!
Camel milk is raw, pure and natural and not pasteurized!
Benefits of Camel Milk
Were you aware that camel milk is the closest milk to human mother’s milk. It has a whole host of benefits to our health and well being. Here is just a brief summary of the benefits of camel milk:
- It has triple the amount of vitamin Cfound in cows milk.
- It has more antibacterial and antiviral properties then cow milk.
- It contains an insulin like protein and may benefit people with diabetes.
- It is low in lactose compared with cow’s milk.
- It is used for helping those with Eczema and other skin conditions.
- It is also high in unsaturated fatty acids.
- Camel Milk is an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and is particularly rich in calcium, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth
- It contains lower saturate fat and about three times of vitamin C and up ten times more iron than cow’s milk. Research suggested that antibodies in camel’s milk can help fight diseases like cancer, V/Aids, Alzheimer’s and hepatitis B. The presence of high concentration of insulin-like protein has positive role in reducing the effect of diabetes The fact that camel’s milk does not coagulate easily in an acid environment (e.g in the stomach) makes it available for absorption in the intestine
- According to the FAO organization camel’s milk is the healthiest milk produced by animals. The Kamelenmelkerij Smits (Holland) is the only farm legally authorized in the Netherlands to breed camels for the production of camel’s milk. All camels in the farm are continuously tested to ascertain that they are free of diseases.
- The camel’s milk in the farm is genuine, that is nothing is added and nothing is taken away from it. Soon after it is milked, the camel’s milk is immediately deep-frozen in special tunnel – freezer. Research carried out by the Dutch Institute of Diary Research (NIZO) proves that no harm is done to the good ingredients of camel’s milk during the freezing process and that it does not lose its healthy ingredients.
- Camel milk is rich in potassium, iron and minerals such as sodium and magnesium.
- Low-fat camel milk not only contains healthy vitamins and minerals, but also is a rich source of insulin
- Camel milk lacks two powerful allergens found in cow milk and contains immune system components that might benefit children allergic to milk and other foods.
- The potent immune-system components in camel milk might help fight diseases.
- Half a litre a day of camel milk represents the recommended daily requirement of vitamin c
- High in natural vitamin c – 3x higher than occurs in cow milk
- Contains unsaturated fatty acids – which are healthy fats, with a higher percentage than exists in cow milk
- Reduces cholestral to aid healthy cardio – vascular functioning
- Boosts overall immune system
- Milk alternative for people with lactose intolerances- in particular Asians and Indians, as they lack the enzyme lactase which degrades lactose
- Natural pro biotic – to assist healthy bacteria within the gut
- Pregnancy – low fat, but calcium rich, therefore ideal for pregnant women to promote healthy growth of embryo
- Osteoporosis – calcium intake is required to guard against osteoporosis. Often women are too diet- conscious to follow a sufficiently rich diet to guard against this disease, but camel milk provides low- fat alternative
- Camel Milk has a proven positive effect on sufferers of diabetes, studies have shown that camel milk reduces the need for insulin injections and tablets
- Research currently in progress on the positive benefits to patients with hepatitis, auto-immune diseases, crones disease and rheumatism
- Excellent digestibility due to camel milk not curdling in acidic environments such as the stomach
- Diabetes – Insulin regulates the absorption of sugar into body cells and therefore plays a key role in sugar metabolism. Insulin is produced in the β-cells of the pancreas. People with diabetes Type I don’t produce insulin. People with Type II diabetes do produce insulin, but the body cells are less sensitive to insulin. If there is not enough insulin, the blood sugar rises.Camel milk contains a protein similar to insulin. Normally, insulin collapse in an acid environment, such as in the stomach. Therefore insulin loses its efficacy when this protein reaches the stomach. Camel Milk ingredients collapse much slower in the stomach. It is assumed that camel milk insulin does reach the bloodstream and that camel milk thereby affects sugar metabolism better than cow milk.
Furthermore it is assumed that camel’s milk also might have an anti-inflammatory effect on the β-cells of the pancreas. On this basis, an effect is attributed to camel milk that is favourable for people with diabetes.
- The milk is kept frozen at -18 degree (-18ºC). Drink it within 3 days after defrosting and shake it before you consume. After it is defrosted, do not re-freeze.
- Scientists have proved that camel milk contains a quantity of vitamin (c), three times higher than from cow milk, while the percentage (casein) to 70% of in camel’s milk protein, which makes it easy digestion and absorption compared to cow’s milk. The percentage of fat in camel milk is lower than in cow’s milk, it is also slimmer granules easily absorbed and digested. The concentrations of vitamin B-1, B-2, in camel’s milk superior to its counterpart in the dairy sheep and goats, is resistant to toxins and bacteria, and a large proportion of antibodies.
- Camel milk is low in lactose compared with cow’s milk. However, levels of potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, sodium and zinc are higher than in cow’s 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.
Composition Camel milk
|Unsaturated fatty acids||43%|
Onderstaande getallen zijn percentages per 100ml melk
|Na (mg%)||36||Thiamine (mg%)||0,03|
|K (mg%)||60||Riboflavine (mg%)||0,04|
|Ca (mg%)||132||B6 (mg%)||0,05|
|Mg (mg%)||16||B12 (mg%)||0,0002|
|Zn (mg%)||0,4||B3 (mg%)||0,046|
|Fe (mg%)||0,04||B5 (mg%)||0,09|
|Cu (mg%)||0,02||Vitamine E (mg%)||0,027|
|Mn (mg%)||0,02||Vitamine C (mg%)||3,6|
|P (mg%)||58||Vitamine A (I.U)||129,1|
|Cl (mg%)||0,16||Caroteen (mg%)||0,029|
Camel milk doesn’t contain beta-lactoglobulin.
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