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

 

 

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

 

Camelait! Al Ain Camel Dairy Products


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Al Ain Camel dairy products, ice-cream and pasteurized milk

Camel milk is natural pharmacy and protect human body from many ailments, i.e. diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, rheumatism, ulcer, autism, arthritis and many other disease. The product is available in different quantity and with different level of fat contents along with the different flavors. Now camel milk powder and Ice-cream are also available.

CAMEL MILK: LIQUID GOLD
Camel milk has emerged from centuries of obscurity to become known as a nutritional powerhouse and medical marvel. With the help of modern day science, new benefits are continually being discovered with evidence that supports the extraordinary powers this liquid has to offer – showing improvement in conditions ranging from autism to diabetes. It’s no surprise camel milk is now being heralded as liquid gold.

CAMEL ICE-CREAM: LUXURIUS FOOD ITEM

Al Ain Dairy has successfully maneuvered through uncharted territory with the development of Camelait brand premium camel milk ice cream. Handling the complex proteins of camel milk in the pasteurization process to produce ice cream was a major challenge that was overcome during the innovation process, it added.

The result is rich, luxurious ice cream available in 6 indulgent flavors – Date, Saffron, Cardamom, Chocolate, Carmel and Lite Raspberry Vanilla. This unique ice cream combines 100 per cent fresh camel milk ice cream with ripples of complimentary sauces and/or nut pieces that appeal to all tastes while also complimenting the traditional tastes of the Arabian region. All flavors are available in 125 ml and 1 litre tubs, it further stated.

Camel milk powder is a manufactured dairy product made by evaporating 100% natural fresh camel milk to dryness. 
Prior to procuring a spray drying unit, Al Ain Dairy performed trials of camel milk production with the spray drying technology at facilities of a world leader in spray dryer manufacturing in Denmark.
On trials, camel milk was subjected to both freeze drying and spray drying techniques for production of camel milk powder. As a result of these line trials, Al Ain Dairy determined the spray drying technology would best achieve efficient solubility on camel milk powder.jpg

As the first in the UAE, Al Ain Dairy erected a sophisticated spray drying plant to produce camel milk powder with advanced process design & development right from raw material reception, processing, evaporation, drying, powder handling, storage & packing technology.
Currently, Al Ain Dairy is one of only two firms in the world to produce camel milk powder.

The camel is unique and precious animal and producing a highly important, biological and Eco-friendly food items. The camels’ products are the outcome of the fair trade and the water and energy footprint is very green.  For more details about camel milk characteristics Please follow the links below.

  1. http://www.articlesbase.com/nature-articles/a-unique-and-fascinating-creature-the-camel-4217611.html
  2. http://camel4all.blogspot.ae/2009/10/camel-solution-for-difficult-questions.html
  3. https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/camel-a-one-in-all-creature/