Would you try camel milk? Ray D’Arcy did on live radio
Have you ever heard of camel milk? A Dutch camel farm is supplying camel milk to musclefood.com and Ray D’Arcy today (July 22) tried it live on RTE radio.
D’Arcy said that his father and grandfather were both milk men and that milk was a constant when he growing up.
So, he decided to try camel milk and tasted it live on air in coffee, porridge and raw.
D’Arcy said that he bought it online for €27 for 500ml and that it was so expensive due to there being one camel for every 12,000 cows in Europe.
One camel produces only 5L of milk a day, he said, hence the price tag.
How did he fair?
He poured the milk into the coffee and had a taste, saying that there was “no discernible difference” between the taste of coffee with normal cows milk and camel milk.
Next up he chanced the milk with porridge, saying that it was “fine”.
The real test came when the radio presenter had to taste the camel milk by itself.
I’m sorry to disappoint you, but in a blind tasting you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. That’s actually nice.
“I thought I was going to wretch, there’s a weird smell in the studio and it wasn’t the milk. It smells the same [as normal milk],” he said.
D’Arcy said that on the bottle of camel milk, it said that the milk has five times more vitamin C than cows milk and that it’s from a Dutch camel farm.
Quoting the bottle of milk, the presenter said that the bottle contains 80% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D.
He also said that it’s rich in protein and zinc.