A History of Camels and Camel Milk
Drinking camel milk is a growing trend in the US. It causes one to wonder where camels originated from, and who started drinking camel milk.
Paleo Sleuths reports:
“When you picture camels, you might think of humped inhabitants of deserts in the Middle East.
“But camels didn’t always have humps or traverse sand dunes. They started off the size of a beagle, but with much longer legs and neck, and had no humps or bumps. They first appeared in subtropical forests in North America, during the Eocene Epoch.
“From there, early camels traveled long journeys, with growing bodies and changing feet, until they became two distinct evolutionary lines.
“Some migrated over the Isthmus of Panama to South America and evolved into modern day llamas, vicunas, alpacas, and guanacos.
“Others used the land bridge across the Bering Strait to cross to Asia and eventually to Africa. Along the way, they evolved into the camels we know today.”
North American camels became extinct about 10,000 years ago.
Bedouins are Arabic-speaking nomadic peoples of the Middle Eastern deserts, especially of North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan.
Because camels are not severely affected by the heat, scarcity of water and food sources in arid zones, they were, and still are, valued as work animals, for riding, and beasts of burden by the Bedouin.
Camel milk has supported Bedouin, nomad and pastoral cultures since the domestication of camels thousands of years ago.
Camel milk is extremely nutritious and has been used medicinally for centuries by these nomadic peoples.
Camel herders, with no apparent loss of health, may for periods survive solely on the milk when taking the camels on long distances to graze in desert and arid environments.
Why Is Camel Milk So Unique?
Camels are unique animals and have a particular physiology shared only with the members of the Camelidae family, that is, dromedary camels (one-humped camels), Bactrian camels (two-humped camels), llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos.
Because camels are unique, so is their milk. Camel milk is a true natural health food based on the variety of natural, genetically compatible healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, proteins and other anti-aging nutrients that it contains. Camel milk provides whole body nutrition when used on a daily basis.
Many compounds found in camel milk benefit the gut. Camel milk provides probiotics including the strains: Lactobacillus Pantarum, Lactobacillus Pentosus, and Lactobacillus Lactis.
Camel milk has a full spectrum of immune activating molecules and unique proteins and peptides not found in other milk to provide immune system support.
Camel milk DOES NOT contain two (2) of the most allergenic proteins in cow milk, such as A1 Beta Casein and Beta-Lactoglobulins. This means it is usually very well tolerated by people who are lactose intolerant or who suffer from cow milk protein allergy.
If you are looking for a 100% natural, real milk that provides superior nutrition to any other form of milk, then camel milk is for you.
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