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UAE’s camel milk hit shelves in Europe


July 7, 2013 12:23 by

Popular camel milk brand “Camelicious”, produced by The Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products (EICMP), is being sold at various locations around Europe.

EICMP is the first Middle Eastern company to export camel milk to the 27 countries of the European Union (EU). However, the company will start targeting certain countries with potential business partners, such as the Netherlands and Denmark, before going continent-wide. The decision to export camel milk to Europe was finalised last March, following a five-year process to comply with the EU Commission’s health guidelines.

So far, camel milk, camel milk powder and camel whey are among the list of products being exported. ECIMP, in particular, will look to export to pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies, as they can benefit the most from these products.

Camel milk is a rich source of proteins with potential antimicrobial and protective activities, which are not found in cow milk or found only in minor amounts. It is rich in vitamins and minerals with high immunoglobulin content and also has lower lactose and cholesterol, when compared with cow’s milk.

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