For many centuries now, humans have been accustomed to believing that Cow’s milk is the best source of energy and vitamins, but research is now telling us a different story. There is a growing awareness with regards to the bad effects of Cow’s Milk.
Cow’s milk has many side effects including nausea, cramps, gas bloating and diarrhea. People who are also lactose intolerant tend to reject it. Cow’s milk also causes allergy and skin irritation that might lead to acne, and because of this a lot of people are looking into healthier alternatives.
Camel milk is now highly preferred in the circles of the elite, and the well informed. There is increasing popularity of camel’s milk due to the array of benefits that it can provide the human body.
What are the Benefits of Camel’s Milk
Camel’s Milk is highly nutritious, it contains more vitamins compared with cow’s milk. It is easier to digest and could be ingested by people who are lactose intolerant. It is very easy on the tummy, and there are also some medical research journals claiming that it can lower sugar in the blood making it ideal for diabetics.
People with Autism can also use this as a cow milk replacement, there are reported benefits for children suffering from autism as parents claim that Camel milk helps their child relax and feel more at ease after drinking.
10 years ago, Camel milk is a commodity that Kenya, East Africa, and Arab countries are solely interested in. But because there are a growing understanding and demand for camel milk globally countries like Australia began to expand and contribute to the increase of camel populations through camel farming.
There is an insatiable appetite for camel milk nowadays due to a higher number of health-conscious consumers coming from China and North America. There is also a boom in the middle-class industry as more people are warming up to the idea of replacing cow’s milk with slightly salty camel milk.
Camel Milk as ” White Gold”
Food experts are calling Camel Milk as white gold because it has three times more vitamin C content compared with regular cow’s milk. It is therefore highly effective in combatting malnutrition, diabetes, common allergies and is also used as an aphrodisiac. Camel Milk is officially listed as a superfood.
Entrepreneurs are transforming Camel’s milk to yogurt, milkshakes, ice creams, including the creation of baby milk formula and what we now call as Camelcino and Camel Milk Cappuccino.
Camel Milk Cappuccino
Camel Milk Cappuccino is now served in some Scottish Cafe’s, it is lactose-free, and is usually arrayed together with other healthy milk like soy milk and almond milk. Camel Milk is very popular in Africa and the Middle East, and it has been hailed by scientists as the closest alternative to human breast milk because it contains more iron.
In Somali hotels, Camel’s Milk is served in 5 Star hotels and available in top supermarkets. Somali hotels are usually frequented by the burgeoning middle class and some of the biggest customers of milk that are coming from Eastleigh.
The appetite for Camel Milk is super high and many hotels and restaurants claim that they are having trouble meeting client orders. The appetite for this precious milk is wild, in places like Nairobi alone people are finding it hard to get hold of huge quantities of Camel milk because it is still considered as precious and not so easy to come by.
Camels in the area are a source of wealth and status in the pastoral communities. And many new businesses in Nairobi and Somalia are thriving because of the Camel Milk industry.
In 2015, many Arab countries and places in Africa realized that camel milk is a goldmine so they immediately formed local distribution groups to tap into local markets. Most of the traders of Camel’s milk are women, and these women in the Camel Milk’s trade tripled the distribution efforts for this precious milk.
Each woman brings her milk into a collection point which is then combined and then sold to select traders. After 4 years the demand continued to increase, this is why more people are buying camels and establishing camel farms. Since then the government sector has interceded and helped improve the efforts of private traders and an entire industry grew out of the Camel’s Milk.
Today there are designated places for Camel Milk refrigeration so that the shelf life of the milk will increase.