The Camel Milk in the Gulf Food Festival

Turning camel from an old age animal to a sustainable food animal was my dream. Camel is Turning from a Beast of Burden to a Modern Farm Animal. This dream is coming true as the camel is making its space as a food security animal. Even, camel is performing better outside of its original habitat. Camel Journey ~ From its Original Habitat to Modern World.

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Camel Milking in Ethiopia, photo credit Karsten

 

Yesterday, I visited the Gulf Food Festival 2018, Gulf Food 2018 and spent enough time with the camel milk outlets “camelait”. Camelait! Al Ain Camel Dairy Products.Many people visited the stall and showed a keen interest in camel milk.  I also visited the other camel milk business outlet (Camelicious) and discuss the overall camel milk (CM) demand and interest of the masses.

 

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Author with the camel milk powder stall

 

Some people were selling/marketing camel milk from other countries like Australia and India. Shrey Kumar from India (the Co-founder of the  Aadvik foods) also met me there. He is already my facebook contact and recognized me by face as we could never meet personally before. I also met Hani from Australi (Auslink Investment), who was also looking for the camel milk powder export.

 

Author with Shrey Kumar at the Gulf food

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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