Dietitian Melanie Mcgrice answers your food queries
‘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.