Camel’s milk though having a distinct taste that is more watery and slightly saltier than other familiar milk varieties have been a staple in a majority of Arab countries for many years. Scientists are touting that this milk is an amazing superfood leading to increased demand for the same.
Nutritional Facts about Camel’s Milk
· Camel’s milk contains very high levels of zinc, manganese, potassium, sodium, magnesium, copper and sodium.
· Camel’s milk has ten times greater amount of iron and three times more vitamin C than cow’s milk.
· The milk also contains more amounts of B vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids and cow’s milk.
· Camel’s milk contains more proteins and fats than the milk from a cow.
What Is the Medicinal Value of Camel’s Milk?
It is quite interesting to know that researchers have discovered that lactoferrin, a substance found in camel’s milk is beneficial to cancer victims. You may probably ask how, it is proved that lactoferrin inhibits reproduction of cancer cells. Being able to bind with iron, it halts the DNA damage accompanied by cancer. It is reported that camel’s milk contain antiviral, antitumor and antibacterial properties.
Camel’s milk has been used in the past to treat diabetes successfully. Studies done in India reports that camel’s milk contain high insulin levels which are able to pass through the stomach undestroyed. It is also proved that a camel whey improves the closure and healing of diabetic wounds while restoring immune function at the same time.
A recent Study by Dr. Millie with a group of early stage Alzheimer’s patients turned out to be very promising. There was a remarkable improvement in the critical areas from all the patients.
Autism and HIV/AIDS
Is camel milk a cure that cures autism and HIV/AIDS too? I beg to say a big no! Though there have been claims that camel milk can cure autism, this has been proven to be a mere myth. There is no scientific evidence that supports this claim. There is nothing in camel’s milk that can assist in the alleviation of autism symptoms.
Nutritional Facts about camel’s meat
It is commonly said that even though camel meat is watery, tough and coarse, it is still one of the highest quality meat. The meat has a sweetish taste due to the high content of glycogen in the muscles. Camel meat has very high concentrations of inorganic minerals and amino acids.
Camel meat also contains more moisture and less fat as compared to cow’s meat. This meat contains all essential amino acids. The level of cholesterol in camel meat is very low making this meat very special. The meat has very high concentrations of potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium. The toughness of camel meat is contributed by the high content of calcium.
If you were not sure about the viability of camel’s milk and meat, you have all the information you would have desired. Camel’s products are being used as superfoods all around the globe. If you are an entrepreneur or a farmer who likes taking the advantage of an emerging trend, don’t be afraid of gearing up this venture to meet the anticipated demand.
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