With more customers convinced in the curative powers of camel milk, the vision of California-based Desert Farms, Inc. to promote camel milk as the next “super food” is slowly being realized.
Outlandish as it may seem at first pass, some studies have suggested that camel milk could help combat insulin resistance and other metabolic issues, while another study published in the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal linked drinking camel milk to lower levels of oxidative stress and improvements in function and motor skills. Not surprisingly, the bulk of Desert Farms customers are parents of children with autism.
About the Brand
Our passion for camel milk began in Saudi Arabia, where our founder, Walid, was visiting his family in his hometown of Jeddah looking for raw milk. He was approached by a friend with a plastic bag of camel milk that looked “really fresh—and tasted soo good,” Walid recalls. But then he couldn’t find it anywhere in stores—only the Bedouins sold it.
Since you can stop a camel herder by the road in Jeddah, it was no big deal to the locals, right? But he fell in love with it and he knew other people would, too. He found himself attached to the root cause and desiring to improve the health of people around the world. Desert Farms is now bringing these rural farm families’ products to eager consumers in California and other states. “It’s exciting to bridge gaps between communities that are far apart,” he says. Small start-up companies like Desert Farms can offer real value to customers who care about what’s in and behind their products.
Why is camel milk so expensive?
Camels don’t give lots of milk, but what they do give is precious. They only give milk when they have a baby and lactation lasts from 10 months to over a year. They have long pregnancies, and it’s not easy to breed them, so while the US learns more about camel breeding, we’re thankful to get what we do. Milking camels (cows) produce around 5-6 liters or so a day (imagine three 2-liter bottles of soda). So it takes a whole farm, lots of feed and pasture, veterinary care, and human hands to care for and milk these ladies. If you saw how much labor and expense goes into it, you’d be surprised it’s not more costly. Since many of our customers are parents, we won’t charge more than we think is reasonable.
Can my kids drink camel milk?
Yes! This product is not intended to cure or diagnose any illness. If you plan to use camel milk as a natural remedy, please consult your local physician and alternative health care practitioner before you introduce a new food to your children’s diet.
Why don’t you use glass bottles?
We can if you prefer. We like to give options to our customers and have no preference for one or another. However, please note that glass bottles usually increase the price of your shipment.
Is camel milk kosher?
Camel Milk is not kosher according to Jewish law. The Jewish law requirement is that an animal must have a cloven foot and chew their cud; camels do not have a cloven foot. Both criteria must be met for an animal to be considered kosher. However, a Rabbi may honor exceptions to this rule when there are health issues. Contact your local Rabbi for more information.
Is camel milk halal?
Yes Camel milk is halal
Where is your production facility?
We work with Amish and other family farms nationwide. Each bottle is milked, bottled and packaged at the farm to ensure the delicate camel milk is not exposed to contamination. Our camel milk is not and will never be shipped to a third-party contractor for bottling. We try to limit the number of people dealing with your products to ensure freshness and purity.
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