Camel Milk Is the Next Cow's Milk Alternative

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Move over goat; bye-bye sheep. Camel milk is important in other areas of the world, but now it's making inroads in the U.S. too, due to its low sugar content and high levels of protein and vitamin C. But it's still rare here; there are only seven camel milking facilities around the country.

Actually milking camels is a difficult and complicated task — you need to get to know these sensitive creatures first, and the milk is only available for 90 seconds at a time. Still, these things haven't stopped this cow's milk alternative from gaining more and more popularity and hitting the mainstream.

Read more: Getting Camel Milk Over the Hump from Modern Farmer

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Christine graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, and she has worked at Cook's Illustrated and CHOW.com. She lives in San Francisco and loves teaching cooking classes and sharing recipes on her personal blog.

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