Why is Camel Milk so Expensive?
Camel milk is becoming increasingly popular for its unique taste and high nutritional value, but why is it so expensive compared to other types of milk?
5 reasons behind the price of camel milk and why it’s worth the investment!
1. Camels are RARE in the United States!
According to the USDA, there are around 5,000 camels in the United States as of 2021 compared to 94.4 MILLION cows! Camel dairies are even rarer!
This makes it difficult (and expensive) to find and purchase camel milk. Because of low supply and high demand, the price of camel milk is expensive in the US!
2. Camels produce less!
Camels will only release their milk for about 90 seconds, causing them to produce about 6-8 liters per day. This is a small amount compared to a cow’s 8-10 gallon per day average!
This contributes to the higher cost of camel milk.
3. Camels require more!
Unlike cows, camels cannot be regularly milked. The baby camel calf must be present with its mother to give milk! Camels only give up their milk after first feeding their babies.
Cows, on the other hand, will give up their milk without a baby present -which can lead to unethical milking practices.
4. Camel milk has a high nutritional value!
Camel milk has a lot of vitamins and minerals and is a rich source of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A and B2. Additionally, it contains rare proteins and lower lactose than cow milk, making it a great option for those who are lactose intolerant!
The nutrients in camel milk are highly sought after, creating increased demand and increased prices.
5. Camel milk is an exotic product in the United States!
Camel milk is still considered an exotic product in the US, and people are willing to pay a premium price for it because it is unique and different. The exotic nature of camel milk contributes to its high cost.
Unlike our competitors, Camel Culture has not raised its prices in years, even through a global pandemic and economic inflation.
Because of our low overhead and direct shipping -we can charge $16.50/pint while other companies charge $20.00/pint.
We are committed to offering you the highest quality camel milk for the most affordable price.
Despite how rare and valuable camel milk is... you can have it delivered right to your door! Invest in yourself and enjoy the health benefits of camel milk.