Camels are animals made for the desert. They are an staple food for the Bedouins. Camel milk contains more fat and protein than cow milk. Bedouins believe that camel milk has medicinal power if the camel’s diet consists of certain plants.
Everyone knows that camels can survive for a long time without water. But unlikely popular belief, camels do not store water in their hump, which is used instead for storing fatty tissue which then turn into energy when needed. Their amazing water retaining ability is due to their oval-shaped red blood cell which lower osmosis activities and their special kidneys and intestine. Do you know camels only start sweating when temperature is higher than 41C (106F)? Even their nostrils are shaped to trap in water moisture.