At The Majlis Dubai Mall, the cafeteria inside the Old Souq of the Dubai Mall, I had chance to taste a “preview”, soon in the menu: the camel burger. Camel burger, the local version of the classic American burger, is fast increasing its popularity with residents and tourists alike. Camel meat is not universally eaten. In the pastoral communities camel meat is only eaten on special occasions. Besides tasting good, the camel burger wouldn’t clog arteries: the patty is made of zero fat camel meat and no cholesterol.
And even though you are not interested in food’s health implications, it’s a nice alternative to beef and chicken..
Studies and medical research have proved that camel meat is superior to other kinds of meat. The camel is distinguished from other animals by the fact that the percentage of its intramuscular fat declines as the animal gets older. This quality, only found in camels, makes their meat less fatty, so its consumption is healthy and recommended for weight loss. And this quality also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis since it lowers the percentage of cholesterol in the blood.
This meat considering the high chemical composition of protein contains the three main electrolytes needed by the body which are potassium, sodium and calcium. It also has minerals like zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper; and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and Vitamin E.
This meat is also known for its high percentage of iron, one of the basic ingredients of blood hemoglobin which helps to reduce the risk of anemia as proved by published research from SQU’s Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Those people who suffer from anemia are advised to take camel meat.