A bottle of the stuff costs the same as supermarket champagne. Which would you rather be drinking?

Don't worry, nut milk is a still a thing. But people are working up a thirst for camel's milk too, which recently landed on UK shores.

 

The drink, which has long been a dietary staple in Bedouin and other nomadic herding cultures in dry parts of the world, has been touted as the next big thing to add to your shopping cart – even Kim Kardashian has done her part in promoting it when she posted an Instagram picture captioned "Got Camels Milk???" on a trip to Bahrain back in 2012.

 

Naturally, health food fanatics have been bulk-buying the stuff, and muslcefood.com – which launched the milk earlier this month – has sold more than 450 bottles, a quarter of which went to Scottish buyers.

 

A 500ml bottle of raw, unpasteurised camel's milk costs £19 – roughly the same as a decent bottle of supermarket champagne – and is sourced from grass-fed camels in Holland.

 

So, why the hype? According to the website, camel milk is purported to have myriad health benefits: it's apparently high in protein, and contains vitamin D as well as calcium, zinc, vitamin B and iron. And if you've got a sweet tooth, there's even camel milk chocolate.

 

It's also thought to be suitable for those who are lactose-intolerant or suffer from food allergies, and a study from the laboratory of dairy science in Zurich found that camel's milk has three times more vitamin C than cow's milk, on average.

 

"The health benefits of drinking camel’s milk over cow’s milk are huge: it’s packed with the essential vitamins and minerals we all need for a healthy diet and it’s a rich source of protein which our customers love," said Darren Beale, from musclefood.com.

 

The hefty price tag reflects its rarity: there are currently 12,000 cows for every one camel in Europe, and the camel can only produce five-litres of milk a day.

 

We think we'll stick to the champers …

 

Please note this article has been produced for information purposes only and is not condoning the consumption of this drink. It should not be viewed as a replacement for any kind of nutritional or medical advice.​

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