Many of us slide down in our seat a little when asked to introduce ourselves in a group. Maybe you are introverted or shy, so talking is a bit uncomfortable.
We are all familiar with the list of expected questions people politely ask and answers that fall within the realm of normal.
“Where do you live?” “Tell me about your family.” “What do you do for work?” You know the drill.
You may find yourself sliding down in your seat a bit more if you know you have an odd answer in response to one of these common questions.
Maybe you are from a foreign or strange place, maybe your family make-up falls outside the realm of normal, or maybe you work an odd job. You can anticipate the responses of your hearers before you even utter the words.
We at Camel Culture feel your pain!
“What do you do for a living?”... “We sell camel milk!”
Insert a myriad of sometimes annoying, sometimes hilarious, sometimes ignorant, and yet always surprised responses. Thus wanting to shrink down in our seats or look away when we are not feeling particularly engaging.
My personal favorite response has been: “You sell chamomile?”
But most often it’s something like “Camel milk! What’s that?” Or “Hmm...I have never heard of that.” Or “I didn’t know you could milk a camel!”
But the purpose of this blog is to engage, so we will not shirk down in our seats and look away no more!
Imagine us straightening our backs, putting on a huge smile, and inviting you to sit down and stay a while to learn more about camel milk!
Camel Milk Basics
Basics are best. Let’s go there. Well, not to insult anyone’s intelligence, but camel milk is milk from a camel. Ha! I told you basic.
Go back to your elementary science class. You know the one where you almost dozed off after lunch when the teacher introduced Taxonomic Classifications, something about Kingdom, Phylum...and then you dozed off and tried to memorize an acronym on the day of the test.
Just me? Right, moving on.
Well, if you zoomed in to the mammalia kingdom, there you soon find milk. Milk is a nutrient-rich liquid food produced by the mammary glands of mammals.
It is the primary source of nutrition for young mammals, including breastfed human infants before they are able to digest solid food.
But the point is that milk has been essential to sustaining your life since it began outside the womb you were born from.
"Nut Water" & Other Alternative Milks
We don’t drink breast milk forever. That would be weird. And so cue the opening of the door to the world of milk alternatives available for you to consume post infant-hood!
Animal milks like Cow, Goat, Sheep, and Water Buffalo.
Or plant based "milks" like oats, almonds, cashews, and rice. (What our company affectionately refers to as “nut water”. You are welcome.)
We all know that not every one of these milks were created equal! And we are here to tell you camel milk is the better, healthier dairy! And we intend to prove it.
This resilient animal produces one of the most resilient milks in the world -with strengthening properties that helps them (and us) survive and thrive.
We know this sounds foreign to your cow-dairy monopolized ears, but we intend to prove our point in later posts.
Let's Learn about camel milk, together!
We are going to talk about camel milk benefits, it’s make-up, its culture, who it's good for, how to get it, read books about it together, you name it.
We are going to deep dive into the “devil in the milk” that has led many to write off milk from their diets altogether.
And we want to ask you at the onset, not to throw the baby out with that dirty bath water.
Our name tags are on, we are rocking our Camel Culture shirts, and we want to introduce you not just to ourselves, but to the magnificent “why” behind our company.
This is the reason we get out of our beds in the mornings and keeps us going on hump day (sorry, couldn’t resist) --the amazing and magnificent camel!
When we're finished, we think you will love her as much as we do!
So, c’mon, sit down and stay awhile and join the conversation!
Join the Camel Culture! 🐪