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Camel’s milk could hit shelves in Europe

July 13, 2010   by Food in Canada staff

Camel’s milk may soon make it to shelves in Europe.

Articles from Reuters and Trade Arabia.com say the European Commission has approved plans for screening camel milk.

The commission will send an EU panel to inspect the United Arab Emirates’ two dairy farms.

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Those two farms are Al Ain Dairy that produces Camelait, and the Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products that produces Camelicious.

According to DairyReporter.com, camel’s milk has three times more vitamin C than cow’s milk.

It is also rich in iron, unsaturated fatty acids and B vitamins.

But, says Trade Arabia.com, camel milk will be more costly.

Cows produce about 50 litres per day, but camels produce between 10 litres and 15 litres per day.

Dubai’s Centre for Veterinary Research Laboratory says if the EU grants permission to export, it could open doors to Canada and the U.S.


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