Although fats, in general, are not considered healthy foods, camel ghee can certainly score with some positive health effects.
The search for more nutritious and healthy alternatives to common cow’s milk is leading to the dissemination of products that did not exist before or that were purely local. This is the case of camel milk, with which, the camel ghee is manufactured and was consumed for hundreds of years in North Africa and Asia and has already landed in the United States market, obtaining a great reception.
The properties of this product are extraordinary, with a vitamin C content five times higher than that of cow’s milk, an iron content ten times greater and the absence of those proteins responsible for the main milk-related allergies. Let’s see more details:
- Diabetes Improvement
An investigation of the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice showed that camel ghee from camel milk could be a complement to insulin treatment, as it improves long-term glycemic control and could reduce the dose of insulin in patients with diabetes Type 1.
- Improvement of Food Allergies
In a small study of eight children with food allergies published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Israel, it was found that camel ghee helps the person overcome serious food allergies, which were mainly related to foods derived from cow’s milk.
- Obtaining Beta Casein
Camel ghee contains beta-casein A2. Most of the cow butter from cow’s milk produced in the United States comes from Holstein and Friesian cows, which originate milk with beta-casein A1 instead of beta-casein A2. Beta casein A1 breaks down into an opioid peptide called beta-casomorphine-7 (BCM-7). It has been shown that BCM-7 can suppress the immune system, cause inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and contribute to the formation of atherosclerosis. It has also been implicated in the development of type 1 diabetes.
- Low Fat Ghee
Nutritionally, the camel milk with which camel ghee is produced is slightly lower in total fat and saturated fat, but equal to cow’s milk in total calories and protein. Camel ghee also has more iron and vitamin C than dairy products derived from cow’s milk.
- Essential Fatty Acids
Saturated fatty acids are an important source as a composition of camel ghee. There is a belief that this compound adversely affects the body causing the increase in cholesterol. Despite this, the health effects of camel ghee provide healthy saturated fats so that cholesterol is kept under control.