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The healthiest meat you can eat!

You may have heard that reindeer meat is very healthy and clean! What makes it so healthy?

The reindeer are wild animals that stay on the mountain out in the open with a herder who gently looks after the reindeer’s everyday well-being. The reindeer find their own food, which means that the meat is particularly clean. All year round, they graze straight from nature with different dishes as main course depending on the season. The reindeer’s favorite are mushrooms, lichen, leaves and herbs, grass and grass roots. By ensuring that reindeer have good grazing, the herder also ensures high quality meat, all year round.

Foto: Hættas Opplevelser AS

Reindeer, a traditional delicacy in the northern latitudes, in addition to its unique taste also has a number of health benefits that make it a popular choice among health-conscious consumers. First and foremost, reindeer meat is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing the body’s tissues, and it also helps to maintain a healthy immune system.

In addition to protein, reindeer meat also contains a number of nutrients such as iron, zinc and B vitamins, including vitamin B12. Iron is important for oxygen transport in the body and zinc supports the immune system and helps maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. B vitamins are essential for a number of biological functions, including energy production and nervous system health.

Another health plus of reindeer meat is that it has a low fat content compared to other red meat, and it also contains healthy unsaturated fatty acids such as omega-3. This makes reindeer meat a favorable alternative for those who want to reduce their intake of saturated fat and at the same time get important nutrients.

Did you know……..
For centuries, everything on the reindeer has been used for slaughter. In the picture above, you see blood pancakes that have been made using recipes that have been passed down for generations. The skin, bones, antlers and everything that comes from the reindeer is used for example Duodji, or food preparation. By buying reindeer meat, you support your local reindeer owner in preserving cultural heritage.

Furthermore, reindeer meat is often free of additives and hormones, especially if it comes from animals that graze freely in their natural surroundings. This makes it a more natural and sustainable choice compared to industrially produced meat.

Finally, reindeer meat is also known for its delicate taste and texture, making it a culinary experience as well as being nutritious. With its unique composition of health-giving nutrients and its role as an important part of northern culture, reindeer meat continues to be a popular and sought-after choice for food lovers around the world.

For inspiration for recipes klick here.

Foto: Arctic Urbi AS