Well, Camel Milk More Nutritious Milk Compared with Cow

DUBAI, camel milk is more nutritious than cow milk because milk is lower in fat and cholesterol, but more rich in potassium, iron, and minerals such as sodium and magnesium.

This is stated in a document presented at the 5th Conference on Food Safety International in Dubai, which was held on 22-25 February at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.

"Camel is an important part in the tradition and Arab culture and the milk is an important food component in the Emirates and other Arab countries," the document said.

The document entitled Standards for Camel Milk and submitted by Fatima Abdul Rahman, the leader of Food Microbiology Expert in Dubai Central Laboratory, at Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

"Today, camel milk is very important for human survival in many other countries," said Fatima in the document.

"There are 18 million camels in the world, which supports human survival in the half-barren areas," such as the document as quoted by news Bantor United Arab Emirates, WAM.

Fatima said, camel's milk usually has a sweet and sharp taste, but sometimes it was salty milk and at other times seemed watery.

"The quality of milk is influenced by the number of child camel, the animal ages, levels of animal feed children, the quality and quantity of food, and the amount of water available," he said.

When talking about the benefits of camel's milk, she said, camel milk is an abundant source of protein with protective activity and potential anti-microbial.

"Some proteins were not found in cow's milk, or found only a little. Camel milk does not need to be cooked until boiling like a cow or goat milk. Camel milk, which is rich in taste, must be taken slowly to allow the stomach to digest," said Fatima.

He said, several studies have been conducted in connection with the composition of camel milk. "All of these studies indicate that the fat content of camel milk per unit is 1.8 percent-3, 8 per cent. Vitamin C and niacin are much higher in camel milk. Vitamins and different proteins in camel milk. However, the amount of lactose in the milk of camels the same as lactose in milk cow. camel milk contains less vitamin A, B2, folic acid, and acid panthonthenic compared to cow's milk, which can be viewed on the composition of the unfortunate camel milk, "said Fatima.

About drinking camel's milk raw, he says, camel milk is not cooked can cause brucellosis.

"Brucellosis bacteria transmitted to humans through dairy products are not processed. Direct contact with infected animals and environmental pollution through the animal's blood and infected tissue also can cause brucellosis," he said.

"Camel milk has a longer life than other types of milk because of some special arrangement, strong, and these findings have great importance for the people who live in desert areas, where the installation of cooling not available. Lactoferrin and immunoglobulin values estimated slightly higher at camel milk compared with that reported in cow's milk, "he said.

"Specifications for camel milk was prepared by the Municipality of Dubai through the Emirates in collaboration with Standards and Metrological Authority (ESMA), Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products, and the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory in Dubai. The importance of these specifications become the embodiment of the care provided by the state and presented by the tetuanya, the camel became the cultural heritage of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), "said Fatima.

He said, camel milk products different from many wonderful characteristics that make them rich product, which was developed after extensive scientific research.

"These specifications are considered unique in this country to protect cultural products through the trail. This country has a camel milk processing installation in Dubai and Al Ain," said Fatima.

"The UAE has been carrying out the task of preparing specifications for camel's milk by ESMA and other agencies that specialize in approving international specifications. Codex Meeting Middle East regional agreement on the specifications given camel milk," he said.