Camel milk for breakfast
January 1, 2010
European supermarkets could soon see a new type of dairy product: camel milk. With a higher vitamin C content and less fat than cow milk, camel milk, a slightly saltier version than its bovine counterpart is already available in chocolate form in various European outlets.
Camelicious, the first camel milking company of its kind was created by Dubai’s foremost veterinarian Mr. Ulrich Wernery after he persuaded Sheikh Mohammed to become an investor. With a herd of over 3000 camels, and specially made camel milking machines, Camelicious is the first dairy farm to have turned camel milk into profit.
Indeed, although camel milk has been a traditional source of protein for Bedouin tribes, it never became a mass product because of the small quantity of milk a camel could produce. Genetically engineered camels are now raising a new prospect: the idea of a super camel, more resistant and allegedly able to produce more milk. With this in mind, Camelicious is keeping their camel milking designs hidden from potential competitors, as camel milk could quickly become a major source of income in parts of the world where camels are abundant.
Camel milk, is quickly winning over customers in the Middle East and Camelicious, already a multi-million pound company is reportedly struggling to meet the local demand. Camelicious could be about to be found on every European breakfast table as soon as the product passes the European health and safety tests. If Camelicious obtains the necessary export licence, camel milk could become the new hidden treasure of the desert.