Resemblance to Human Milk
After a study aiming to determine the composition of camel milk, it was compared to human milk and was found to be fairly resembling in terms of nutritional components. We all know that the mother’s milk is the best meal for a new born baby, in order to provide him the necessary nutrients. It has high lactose content, whey protein and lower casein ratios, which makes it highly digestive for an infant. But in few cases, newborns aren’t able to be breastfed during the initial months of their birth.
Although there are many alternatives to this in the global market per se, but studies have inferred that they are not really beneficial and on the contrary, have adverse effects on the health. Camel milk contains a high amount of fat, protein, ash, minerals such as Ca, Mg, P, K, Na and Cu which are vital for mental development and overall strengthening of the body. Therefore it’s a rich source of minerals specially Calcium and Sodium. For keeping bones stronger, calcium and phosphorous are the minerals, which are found in camel milk in a good proportion. It also helps in strengthening of the joints, which is essential for newborn babies in their early years. Camel milk was also found to be rich in vitamin C, which helps in keeping gums healthy and building up a stronger immune system. Camel milk contains higher amount of antimicrobial agents such as immunoglobulins (1.5%) than human milk (1.1%), which ensures an active immune system to fight against viral infections, especially diarrhea‐virus.
Camel milk contains less amount of lactose than human and cow milk as well. People having slight intolerance towards lactose can consume camel milk.