The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has approved Camel Milk as a food item with specific standards for sale and trade. As per standards, Camel Milk for sale must contain minimum 3% Fat content and 6.5% Solid Not fat (SNF) content. This will create and boost confidence of consumers about safety and its nutritional components.
This was made possible due to consistent effort of ICAR-National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner.
Research findings about camel milk present a convincing evidence about its human health medicinal value like in the management of diabetes, liver and kidney disorders , its functional food value in the cases of autism in children and boost up of immunity to resist many infectious diseases.
ICAR-NRCC is now focusing to establish Camel as a milch animal and undertake breeding initiatives to identify and conserve the elite males and females having better pedigree or having better milk yield potential.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner)