A Nutritious Dairy Product That is 100% Wholesome
Camel milk has been used for centuries as a natural remedy in the Middle East, Asian and North African cultures. Nomads and Bedouins rely on its nutritional and medicinal properties. Entire tribes have lived on the benefits of camel milk entirely or with few other foods, such as dates, for months in the harsh desert climate, without any apparent loss of health. The United Nations hailed the nutritional value of camel milk in 2006 and predicted higher consumption once it became easier for consumers to buy. Now you can buy camel milk from Desert Farms, produced right here in the US.
How does it actually taste?
Camel milk tastes just like milk—because it is milk! It does have a distinctive taste – slightly salty, some say, but always deliciously smooth, refreshing and fulfilling. People are surprised when they first drink it, because they don’t know what to expect. Then they say, “Hey, it’s just like milk.” And not only do they like it, their kids will drink it too!
Our camel milk is light, sweet and clean with a fresh taste. It might differ a little from farmer to farmer depending on the local camel diet and the stage of lactation. There is nothing added and nothing removed. And farms conduct regular lab testing for bacteria and pathogens before packaging.
If you have picky kids or you ARE the picky kid, add some chocolate or strawberry syrup, sprinkle it with all-natural stevia, or make a smoothie with your favorite fruit. It grows on you and you’ll find yourself craving camel milk when you feel tired, hungry or just need that extra-healthy feeling!
What’s behind the price?
Why does it cost more than that homogenized, de-fatted, vitamin-added blend of cow milks on your grocery store shelf? Well, we’re outnumbered! There aren’t that many camels in the US. Their pregnancies last longer than a humans’ (13-14) months and we don’t have a lot of advanced camel breeding technology in the US yet, like they do in the Middle East.
For now, our camels are found in small family dairies in the Midwest with new milking programs set to open in the West. Most dairies have only 2 to 20 camels, with each milking camel producing around five liters per day. So don’t spill your bottle!