New Delhi, February 06, 2019: It is commonly believed that Cleopatra, the queen of ancient Egypt, would take frequent baths in donkey milk to keep her skin soft and radiant looking. Another popular donkey milk fanatic is none other than Serbian tennis champion, Novak Djokovic who has recently purchased a yearly supply of donkey cheese for his chain of restaurants. Although donkey milk has been consumed and used across the globe for years, the practice has finally reached South Africa and is slowly being embraced by the consumer market. The first of its kind The Donkey Dairy, which is located in the Gauteng province of South Africa, is currently home to as many as 92 rescue donkeys that produce the delicious, nutritious milk that is not only consumed but turn into all-natural beauty products as well.
Nutritional benefits of donkey milk
Donkey milk has been hailed the perfect milk substitute for individuals living with Cow’s Milk Protein Allergies (CMPA) according to the BBC World Service’s Health Check Programme. Not only is the milk hypoallergenic but it is also the animal milk that is the closest related to human breast milk based on its nutritional make-up and pH levels. It is due to these similarities that donkey milk is tolerated by nearly 90% of infants who display common food allergies.
Donkey milk boosts overall health and well-being
When we feel tired and run-down we often buy the first multivitamin we can lay our hands on. These and other supplements often contain harmful chemicals that can do more harm than good in our bodies. It is a much safer option to obtain your required nutrients from reputable supplements or, where possible, natural food sources such as donkey milk. Donkey milk is high in both omega 3 and 6 fatty acids as well as lysozyme which kill harmful gut bacteria that cause infections. You can also get most of your daily recommended dose of Vitamins A, D, and E along with calcium and phosphorous by ingesting donkey milk in its various forms.
Donkey milk is not just for drinking
While donkey milk is undoubtedly delicious to drink and make into yogurt or cheese, the team at The Donkey Dairy found that donkey milk-based products can also form a valuable part of your beauty routine. Donkey milk is a gentle, effective treatment for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis and can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At present, the dairy manufacturers a range of cruelty-free products that includes a hand cream, day cream, night cream, and soap bar that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.
While donkey milk may seem unconventional, it has undoubtedly captivated the taste buds of an expanding niche market. With an ever-increasing number of people seeking tasty alternatives to cow’s milk, the donkey milk market may very well become a force to be reckoned with.
Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)