Di­eti­tian Me­lanie Mc­grice an­swers your food queries

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‘Camel’s milk may suit those who can’t do dairy’

Cow’s milk is recog­nised as a rich source of pro­tein, io­dine, vi­ta­min A, vi­ta­min D, ri­boflavin, vi­ta­min B12, zinc and, of course, cal­cium (with a whop­ping 115mg per 100ml). Camel’s milk doesn’t con­tain A1 pro­teins – the pro­teins found in cow’s milk and com­monly as­so­ci­ated with di­ges­tion trou­bles – which means it may be bet­ter suited to those who have trou­ble with dairy. Its lim­ited avail­abil­ity, how­ever, does make it quite ex­pen­sive to buy. If you find dairy prob­lem­atic, you could try goat’s milk; it con­tains lac­tose, but the fat glob­ules in it are much smaller, which may be why some peo­ple find goat’s milk eas­ier to digest than cow’s milk. How­ever, some peo­ple find the slightly sour taste of goat’s milk un­pleas­ant.

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