With more iron, an "insulin like" protein, and also being a great source of vitamins B and C, camel's milk has come up on the radar of marketers in the United States as of late. Camel's milk has been consumed as a drink and also used to make yogurt, soap and cheese in the Middle East for ages. It is said to be closer to human milk in composition than cow's milk, and therefore easier for humans to digest.
According to Ulrich Wernery, the scientific director of Dubai's Centre for Veterinary Research Laboratory:
"People with lactose intolerance can drink it with no problem, unlike cow's milk, it doesn't cause protein allergies, and it's high in insulin,"
Camel's milk is beginning to be touted as the world's latest "super food".
Camel's milk is illegal to sell in the US -- and also a bit more expensive to produce, but no worries -- they're working on it. Now that there is an increased interest in the substance, the FDA is looking into testing camel's milk and possibly soon making it available at your local grocery store.
There seem to be varying opinions on the taste, some saying it's a bit salty, and some saying it's extremely rich and a bit sweet. You taste it first and tell me about it, okay? When it does finally arrive, that is. In the meantime, me and the cows are getting along just fine! Pass me the cow's milk and some Hershey's chocolate syrup, please!
Think you'd be up to trying some ice cold, rich and creamy camel's milk? I'm not knocking it, but I'm not so sure that I'd like to try it. I'm a bit squeamish when it comes to eating and drinking certain things.
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