Detailed Nutritional Composition of Bactrian Camel’s Milk

The camels’ milk magical performance is because of its Bio-composition. The unique milk is enriched essential fatty acids, specialized protein, rich with micro minerals etc. The Xinjiang Chinese camel company has published the details of the composition; given in the picture.

camel milk powder formula
Detailed composition of camels’ milk
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Camelait Camel Icecream

For more details of the unique potential of camel products, Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) responding positively after therapy that included camel milk. Camel milk is use as an aphrodisiac, especially in the stressful conditions of the dry hot weather. The appealing level of Nanobodies in CM making it very special tonic for making the mood.

camel milk

Also, Alain Dairy which is based in Alain UAE  (pioneer of camel dairying in the world) marketing camel’ milk product with the name of ‘CAMELAIT” have received the detailed fatty acid profile of Camelait milk powder. The details are given in comparison with that of cow milk given in the table. below.

Fatty acids % age Cow Camel
C4:0 2.72 0.04
C6:0 2.74 0.17
C8:0 1.86 0.25
C10:0 4.15 0.29
C12:0 3.72 1.16
C16:1 1.20 15.00
C18:0 11.19 7.04
CLA 0.16 0.37
C183n3 0.46 1.21
C20:5n3 (EPA) 0.06 0.16
C22:5n3 0.06 0.23

This study was conducted by a fellow scientist in a US university. The very interesting finding is the highest level of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), which is more than double of cows’ milk. I’m quite sure that more and more information will come in the near future of nature’s gift of the camel milk.

Camelait is Al Ain dairy product. It is pasteurized camel milk.camelait

 

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Author: Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Dairy (Camel Farm), Alain, UAE. I had worked as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan and Organizer of the Group Camel4Life. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI).

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