20 Nov, 2017 @ 09:23
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Why milk from this animal is the new anti-dairy trend

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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.

Priced at £2.85 for 235ml, it’s not cheap – but it means that the milk will be more accessible to people in than ever before.
And across Spain, camel farmers are turning more and more to milk production as a way of keeping afloat.
Earlier this year, camel farmers in Lanzarote, the Canaries, Tenerife, Fuertaventura and beyond got together to discuss plans to increase their milk production.

Milk from the humped mammal is said to be creamy but slightly saltier than traditional European dairy products.

It has been consumed in the Middle East for centuries and is now being used as an ingredient in beauty products, and to make cheese, butter and ice cream.

It’s lactose-free, contains no known allergens and has around half the fat of cow’s milk.

It also has ten times more iron than cow’s milk and three times as much vitamin C, according to research by the United Arab Emirates University.
It also has high insulin levels, making it potentially beneficial for diabetes sufferers.

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.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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