Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COW’S MILK AND CAMEL MILK?
A: Camel milk has 25% less fat and 25% less lactose than cow’s milk. It is higher in Potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and sodium. Lower in cholesterol. It also has naturally occurring antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Q: CAN MY CHILD DRINK IT?
A: Yes! Our pasteurised camel milk is safe for children and adults alike. It is not recommended in infants under 12 months due to the higher protein levels.
Q: IF I HAVE A DAIRY INTOLERANCE CAN I DRINK CAMEL’S MILK?
A: People that are intolerant to dairy have been known to be able to drink camels milk.
If you are considering drinking camel milk consult with your GP before consuming.
Q: WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH?
A: The cost to produce camel milk is significantly higher than cows; firstly Camels produce a much lower yield of milk compared to a cow. They also differ from cows in that you cannot milk a camel without a calf to suckle. This means the calf shares the milk with us for up to 18 months. So there are more costs involved in caring for the animals.
Q: WHY DOES IT HAVE A WHITE CREAM LAYER ON TOP?
A: The white layer that gathers on the top of the camel’s milk is the fat (cream). We don’t homogenise. Homogenisation is the process of breaking the fat molecules down so that they mixed in the milk rather than separating as a cream on top. A quick shake soon mixes the layer back in to the milk. As we say nothing added, nothing taken. Milk tasting as milk should.
Q: CAN I BUY RAW CAMEL MILK?
A: It is illegal to sell raw milk in Victoria for human consumption.
However, our lab testing that we conducted shows that raw and pasteurised milk have comparable properties.
Q: IS THERE ANYTHING ADDED TO THE MILK WHEN IT IS PASTEURISED?
A: We add or take nothing but love to our milk. The milk is pasteurised which means it is heated to 63 degrees making sure that there are no harmful pathogens in the milk. This ensures our camel milk is safe to drink.
Q: WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRINKING CAMEL MILK?
A: There are multitudes of added health benefits to drinking camel’s milk. The higher levels of vitamins and minerals just alone are a huge benefit. There is lots of data from around the world stating the health benefits in aiding certain diseases and conditions. Camel milk is also lower in fat and contains vitamin C, Iron, magnesium and calcium. It is also lower in saturated fats. It also has naturally present probiotics known as lactoferrin.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MALE CALVES?
A: Here at CMCA, our male calves are weaned from their mums around 15 to 18 months of age just like in the wild. Our females are kept on farm to later in life join the milking herd. Our beautiful males are then sold to loving homes as working animals and pets.