CAMEL milk is becoming the latest food trend as more and more people look to decrease the amount of dairy in their diet.
Just last week, ASDA in the UK announced that it will soon be stocking camel’s milk in selected stores.
The product is supplied by long-life milk brand Camelicious, which is owned by the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Milk from the humped mammal is said to be creamy but slightly saltier than traditional European dairy products.
It’s lactose-free, contains no known allergens and has around half the fat of cow’s milk.
Camelicious claims that its milk ‘offers all the proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates required to face the harsh desert life’.
Meanwhile, producers in Spain and Europe Desert Farms says that the components of camel milk have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, while some scientists believe it is anti-inflammatory.