"The potent immune-system components in camel milk might help fight diseases. Purportedly, the small size of the immunoglobulins, or antibodies, found in camel milk enables easy targeting and penetration of foreign disease-causing substances, called antigens, for destruction by the immune system."
The study looks at the viability of camel breeding in the Republic of Kazakhstan's unique climate as an alternative source of preventive nutrition for the world's population. In 2017, Kazakhstan saw an average 7 percent growth in food production and production of an estimated 7 million tons of agricultural products.
Camels are classified as mammals and can produce products for human consumption. They are also one of the few animals that can survive in extreme climate conditions. Cows are on the other hand struggle in the heat.
Paper led by Dr. Liudmila Nadtochii, ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
- Nadtochii, L., Orazov, A., Muradova, M., Bozymov, K., Japarova, A., & Baranenko, D. (2018). Comparison of the energy efficiency of production of camel’s and cow’s milk resources. Energy Procedia,147, 510-517. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.064
DISCLOSURE: Dr. Liudmila Nadtochii is an IFCAM advisory board member.