Soy milk and rice milk are old hat.
So why not try Camel’s milk – or maybe some camelbert cheese?
Yes, Camel’s milk is growing in popularity because of it’s superiority to cow’s milk. But, as you could guess some people aren’t happy about it at all.
Let’s take a look at why the dairy industry is worried.
Camel Milk Nutrition
It is also much lower in lactose than cow’s milk and higher in potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, sodium and zinc.
Camels milk is around 17% protein.
A camel dairy in Mauritania even makes a soft cheese from the milk – called ‘camelbert’.
Not to be outdone, a chocolatier from Vienna is using powdered camel milk to make the world’s first camel chocolate. The manufacturer intends to ship 50 tons of the chocolate back to the middle east – targeting wealthy tourists staying in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Illegal to Sell
Although there is a growing popularity and demand for camel’s milk in western nations, most have laws in place that prevent the importation and the sale of camel’s milk.
I would guess the dairy industry is responsible for blocking its progress. They stand to lose a lot if a superior milk was embraced by the general public.
“Milk is money” says the United Nations FAO dairy expert. I’m sure the (cow) dairy industry would agree.