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Travel File: Icelandic Skyr

While traveling through Iceland, it’s impossible to not see this product at local grocery stores, convenience stores, and on restaurant menus.

Skyr is Iceland’s famous cultured dairy product, which is high in protein and low in fat. It’s perfect for balancing blood sugar, as well as maintaining muscle mass and bone health. It’s also a rich source of calcium, which can support healthy bones and teeth.

The grass-fed cows grazing on Icelandic land provide more nutrient dense milk than corn-fed cows, which means the skyr produced is also higher in antioxidants including beta-carotene and Vitamin E.

A typical 6-ounce serving of skyr delivers about 110 calories, 19 grams of protein, and 7 grams of carbs. As you can see, skyr is a protein-rich food. For example, the same amount of Greek yogurt contains about 7 grams of protein.

It’s popularity is growing, so look for it in your local grocery store!

Often used for mayonnaise, dips, horseradish sauce, breakfast, and desserts. It can be sweet or savoury - dense or very fluffy.

Try it with apple, kale and spinach as a smoothie in the morning.


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