Nutritional Facts About Camel Milk

Studies show that camel milk can be beneficial for people with Type 1 diabetes, hepatitis B, food allergies, autoimmune diseases, and autism.

Camel milk is closer to human mother's milk than traditionally consumed cow's milk. It also contains three times more vitamin C and ten times more iron.

Casein and whey are the two major proteins in milk.

Casein Protein

Casein and whey are the two major proteins in milk.

The casein protein accounts for about 80 percent of milk protein. There two critical variants of casein: A1 and A2 beta-casein.

Today, most cow breeds used in dairy production product milk primarily containing A1 beta casein. When A1 beta casein breaks down, it becomes beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM-7), which is an opioid-like peptide that suppresses the immune system and causes gastrointestinal tract inflammation.

Camel milk, on the other hand, contains only A2 beta casein. The structure of A2 protein is why camel milk is more comparable to human milk.

A2 milk still contains lactose and milk proteins.

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Immune Proteins

Camel milk also contains three immune proteins: Peptidoglycan Recognition Protein (PGRP), Lactoferrin, and Lactoperoxidase.

Peptidoglycan Recognition Protein (PGRP) stimulates the immune system's response and has potent antimicrobial activity.

Lactoferrin in camel milk is significantly higher than cow milk. This glycoprotein prevents invading pathogens and microbial overgrowth.

Lactoperoxidase is a protective protein. Its antibacterial activity is similar to human milk and contributes to the non-immune host defense system.

The Immunoglobulins (Igs) found in camel milk are one-tenth the size of human antibodies. Igs are known for boosting the effectiveness of the immune system. The small Igs in camel milk enables them to pass through the blood-brain barrier and easily absorb in the gut.

Camel Milk Nutritional Facts


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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates testing and labeling the following are the nutritional facts about camel milk.

Serving size: 100 grams (3.5 oz)
Calories: 46
Calories from Fat 17
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Total Fat: 2g
Total Carbohydrate 5g
Cholesterol 6mg
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sodium 63mg
Sugars 3g
Iron 1%

Camel Milk Benefits

  • Camel milk most similar to human milk
  • Vitamins C higher in camel milk than human milk
  • Antimicrobial agents
  • Small disease fighting antibodies
  • High concentrations of potassium, magnesium, copper, sodium, zinc, iron, and B Vitamins

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  1. Shehzad

    Camel milk tastes just like milk — because it is milk! It does have a distinctive taste — slightly salty, some say, but also smooth, refreshing, and fulfilling. People are surprised when they first drink it, because they don’t know what to expect. But in many cases, it becomes something the whole family can enjoy.

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