When it first touched our lips, all we could think of was the hairy, humped creature it came from. We wanted answers to our paranoid questions: When was this stuff shipped? Has it been properly refrigerated? Will we be projectile vomiting within a half hour? How did someone manage to get a seven-foot-tall animal to stay still long enough to be milked?
|A fruity camel milk smoothie|
After a few sips, though, our fears of impending illness and the image of frothy milk being squeezed from the teats of a kicking dromedary were replaced by pure enjoyment. The milk was grassy, startlingly sweet with a sour edge, and textured like a light kefir. If not for the multiple warnings we'd received about drinking too much camel milk at once, we would have been happy to guzzle an eight-ounce glass in one sitting. But when it comes to potential colon explosions, we err on the safe side. Yeah, you read that right. Camel milk is known to loosen the bowels, especially within the first few weeks of consumption, which makes it a popular remedy for constipation.
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