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#1    frogfish

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:43 PM

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Camel's milk could hit UK shelves  

Camel's milk is thought of as nectar in many Arab countries
Camel's milk could become the latest super food to hit the shelves of health food shops and upmarket retailers.
The United Nations is calling for the milk, which is rich in vitamins B and C and has 10 times more iron than cow's milk, to be sold to the West.

Camel's milk, which is slightly saltier than traditional milk, is drunk widely across the Arab world and is well suited to cheese production.

Harrods and Fortnum & Mason are said to be interested in the product.

  The potential is massive. Milk is money

Anthony Bennett
UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

As well as its high mineral and vitamin content, research has suggested that antibodies in camel's milk can help fight diseases like cancer, HIV/Aids Alzheimer's and hepatitis C.

And work is on-going to see whether it can have a role in reducing the effects of diabetes and heart disease.

The UN's food arm, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), wants producers in countries from Mauritania to Kazakhstan to start selling camel's milk to the West.

It hopes donors and investors will help develop the market.

'Humps in production'

Meat and dairy expert at the FAO Anthony Bennett said: "The potential is massive. Milk is money."

He said there were 200 million potential customers in the Arab world and tens of millions more in Europe, the Americas and Africa.

He suggested the market could be worth at least 5.6 billion although improvements are needed along the supply chain.

"No one's suggesting intensive camel dairy farming, but just with improved feed, husbandry and veterinary care daily yields could rise to 20 litres," he added.

And since fresh camel milk fetches roughly a dollar a litre on African markets it would mean serious money for the nomadic herders who now have few other sources of revenue, he added.


Stores like Fortnum & Mason and Harrods are interested in selling the milk

Tapping the market for camel milk, however, involves resolving a series of humps in production, manufacturing and marketing, the FAO said.

One problem lies in the milk itself, which has so far not proved to be compatible with the UHT (Ultra High Temperature) treatment needed to make it long-lasting.

But the main challenge stems from the fact that the producers involved are, overwhelmingly, nomads.

A spokeswoman for the British Nutrition Foundation said: "Camel's milk could be a useful addition to the diet as it contains calcium and B vitamins and is lower in saturated fat than cow's milk.

"However, it is more expensive than cow's milk and does have quite an acquired taste that some people may not like."


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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:51 PM

Healthy or not I can't say that I would rush out to buy it. I still shudder thinking about the goats milk my granny made me drink.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:56 PM

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Healthy or not I can't say that I would rush out to buy it. I still shudder thinking about the goats milk my granny made me drink.

Lol...I used to drink goats Milk in India...it wasn't as bad. I really liked goat cheese though...

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:07 PM

I think cheese will be popular. Lots of people want a wide variety when it comes to cheese.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:38 PM

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Lol...I used to drink goats Milk in India...it wasn't as bad. I really liked goat cheese though...


As a Canadian kid brought up on pasteurized cows milk, milk that came from the goat that same morning was bad...very bad no.gif

I like goats cheese though.


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Posted 22 April 2006 - 12:39 AM

I hope it does well for the sake of the revenue it could provide for the region.  However, I don't know that I could bring myself to drink it...maybe if I didn't know what I was drinking.  

Goat's milk is okay.  Goat's cheese is very yummy!


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Posted 22 April 2006 - 02:42 AM

I had goat's milk once....didn't care for it at all.....I doubt I'd like camel's milk either....just..ew. wink2.gif


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Posted 22 April 2006 - 03:36 AM

As Billy Connelly said, "the first person to drink milk from a cows teat... WHAT WAS HE THINKING?"

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:03 AM

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As Billy Connelly said, "the first person to drink milk from a cows teat... WHAT WAS HE THINKING?"



laugh.gif luv that Billy Connelly..................as for the camels milk...i'll wait to see how others react to it lol

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:09 AM

Camels Milk? LOL....

it could be delicious, sounds rare and expensive, like calamari or escargo.

however, i don't think i'd run to get it either, if it made cheese maybe.

cows milk is yummy, but im a fan of SOYA milk, from soya bean, it's healthy alternative for lactose intolerant.

I heard goats milk is good for you, not my thing tho wink2.gif

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 01:48 PM

I am going to have a go before saying anything. Camel milk is a very important initiative for Africa as it uses a widely natural resource for extra sustenance and export purposes.  

Last I heard however, there have been problems creating a pasteurization process for it.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 03:40 PM

I will give it a try!

You never know... I could soon be having my bedtime hot chocolate made from camel milk, lol. mellow.gif


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Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:38 PM

Also, camel's milk does not curdle.  I'm willing to try it, I think it sounds good.

I like goat cheese, yum.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 08:00 PM

Dosn't exactly sound appitizing to me.

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