- Camel milk is lower in fat than cow’s milk, stays fresh for longer, and is rich in iron, vitamin B and C, and potassium. Camel milk is high in insulin which makes it suitable for diabetics, people suffering from arthritis and lactose intolerant children, among others.
- It s also prized as a source of nutrition especially in hot and arid zones where climate change is exacerbating drought conditions and decimating food chains.
- Camel milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk, making it more tolerable for many people with lactose intolerance.
- Camel milk has been shown to lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity in people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Camel milk has been studied for its effects on behavioral conditions in children, and people suggest that it may aid those with autism. Most of the evidence is anecdotal, though a few small studies indicate potential benefits for improving autistic behaviors
- Like all mammals, camels generally only produce milk after having given birth, and their pregnancies are 13 months long. This can place challenges on production time.
- Camels also produce far less milk than cows — around 6 liters per day, compared with 24 liters for a typical domesticated dairy cow.
As you can imagine, they are fairly expensive animals to buy, however, with a few bargaining skills you might be able to walk away with your own camel!
If you dont have the money to splash out then you can always buy some of the milk and still indulge in the true Somaliland experience.