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Many have been lately poking fun out of camel milk. Turns out camel milk is better for you than cow milk. Even Harrads, world's best retailer, will be shelving camel milk.



Camel's milk could hit UK shelves

Camel's milk is thought of as nectar in many Arab countries
Camel's milk could become the latest super food to hit the shelves of health food shops and upmarket retailers.
The United Nations is calling for the milk, which is rich in vitamins B and C and has 10 times more iron than cow's milk, to be sold to the West.

Camel's milk, which is slightly saltier than traditional milk, is drunk widely across the Arab world and is well suited to cheese production.

Harrods and Fortnum & Mason are said to be interested in the product.

The potential is massive. Milk is money

Anthony Bennett
UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

As well as its high mineral and vitamin content, research has suggested that antibodies in camel's milk can help fight diseases like cancer, HIV/Aids Alzheimer's and hepatitis C.

And work is on-going to see whether it can have a role in reducing the effects of diabetes and heart disease.

The UN's food arm, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), wants producers in countries from Mauritania to Kazakhstan to start selling camel's milk to the West.

It hopes donors and investors will help develop the market.

'Humps in production'

Meat and dairy expert at the FAO Anthony Bennett said: "The potential is massive. Milk is money."

He said there were 200 million potential customers in the Arab world and tens of millions more in Europe, the Americas and Africa.

He suggested the market could be worth at least £5.6 billion although improvements are needed along the supply chain.

"No one's suggesting intensive camel dairy farming, but just with improved feed, husbandry and veterinary care daily yields could rise to 20 litres," he added.

And since fresh camel milk fetches roughly a dollar a litre on African markets it would mean serious money for the nomadic herders who now have few other sources of revenue, he added.


Stores like Fortnum & Mason and Harrods are interested in selling the milk

Tapping the market for camel milk, however, involves resolving a series of humps in production, manufacturing and marketing, the FAO said.

One problem lies in the milk itself, which has so far not proved to be compatible with the UHT (Ultra High Temperature) treatment needed to make it long-lasting.

But the main challenge stems from the fact that the producers involved are, overwhelmingly, nomads.

A spokeswoman for the British Nutrition Foundation said: "Camel's milk could be a useful addition to the diet as it contains calcium and B vitamins and is lower in saturated fat than cow's milk.

"However, it is more expensive than cow's milk and does have quite an acquired taste that some people may not like."


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My cousin once tried camel milk, he liked it. He said it would taste like Ayran , u know that salty yogurt drink !
 

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I love Ayran its the best!
 

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with the sabzie in it? I also kinda like the turkish one without the greens in it.
 

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heey the iranian name is also Doegh isnt it?
 

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LASHIE WOEhahahaah thats how we call a slut
 

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Ayran is goat's milk right, or is it Leban (buttermilk). I remember in Germany this summer, the Turks there used to drink Ayran (and me 2)... Its sort of like Laban-up in UAE...
 

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Yeh good dogh (yoghurt drink) is made with goats milk... any of the Iranians had dogh from Zir áb? in the alborz mountains, think its on Jadeh Haraz or Ferooz Koh (mountain roads) best dogh ever! lol
 

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Qatar4Ever said:
chilled doog with mint.

That after a full meal of hot, soft lamb with the fresh, yellow, saffron rice!!!!! (thibee7a)... of course and then a few hours of zzzzzzzzzzzz after that!
 

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Halawala said:
That after a full meal of hot, soft lamb with the fresh, yellow, saffron rice!!!!! (thibee7a)... of course and then a few hours of zzzzzzzzzzzz after that!
hehe talking about Kebab Barg I think :)

Yeh the doogh with like different type of mint... we call it pooneh in Persian, its slightly different to regular mint.
 

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Kabab kobdah. Buttered Saffron rice. Zabzi. Mas khair. Non. Then doog. Then chi na'ana. Then zZzZzZZZzZZZzZZZZ...
 

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LOL you really have to stop visiting the iranian restaurants in Dallas LOL
 

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Qatar4Ever said:
Kabab kobdah. Buttered Saffron rice. Zabzi. Mas khair. Non. Then doog. Then chi na'ana. Then zZzZzZZZzZZZzZZZZ...
Little correction , hehe . It's Kabab koobideh and Mast-o Khiar ;)
 
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