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Reindeer milk - all about the milk of the reindeer

The sweet milk of the reindeer has a high fat content.

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Who does not know the herds of reindeer that roam the vast forests and lakes of Lapland. The semi-wild animals can sometimes be observed directly from the car. Only if you approach them on foot, they flee from a distance of about 3 meters.

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Worth knowing about reindeer

Tundra and taiga.

The species of deer living in the north has a circumpolar life. In the summer the animals roam the tundra and lakes of Finland, in the winter the taiga. Their broad hooves, which also touch the ground with the dew claws, are ideal for moving in stony, muddy terrain.
Reindeer live in same-sex flocks of 100 animals, for the migrations they unite and travel in distances of 5000 kilometers in groups of up to 100 000 animals. Even female animals carry a scoop-shaped antlers, which is dropped in late spring. Adapted to the barren environment, reindeer feed on lichens, mosses and mushrooms.
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The reindeer as a farm animal

Meat, fur and antlers are exported

Already in the Stone Age, the reindeer was a coveted hunting prey dar. In the 17th century, the natural pasture of the seed developed. The reindeer live free, guarded by shepherds. Each seed has about 10000 animals. Once a year, traditional races are organized by the big family associations.
All parts of the reindeer are used. With a shoulder height of 140 cm and a weight of 300 kg, the animal is a good meat supplier. At each shoot, one-third of the animals are slaughtered. Meat, fur and antlers are partially exported. The reindeer use is a seed reserved tissue. Even though today's motorcars are mainly used for carriage, the reindeer are still used as draft animals.
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Pasture farming with reindeer

A real pasture economy is difficult due to the semi-wild attitude. Each reindeer cow gives one decilitre of milk per day. The amount of milk delivered is about 50 liters per year. Milking the reindeer cows is not easy, as they defend their young against any approach in the time of calf rearing. The milk is mainly extracted from Tungusen and Südsamoyed and drunk or further processed.
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Ingredients of reindeer milk

Reindeer milk contains little water (67.3%). The fat content is 18.1% six times higher than that of cow's milk. The total protein content is 10.5%. At 1.5%, the milk sugar content is three times lower than in cow's milk. The ingredients are adapted to the high energy requirements of the calves. The high fat and protein levels guarantee a rapid growth of the calves, which have to be self-contained hours after birth to follow the herd.
Differences in taste to cow's milk
Reindeer milk tastes sweet and looks like melted ice because of the high fat content. The creamy consistency is reminiscent of condensed milk, but the content of protein is much higher. The thickish texture is reminiscent of soft, mixed with sugar butter.
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Health effects of reindeer milk

Reindeer milk is better tolerated because of the low content of lactose for lactose intolerant people. The high proportion of easily digestible proteins promotes the development of the muscles. After weight loss as a result of serious diseases, reindeer milk can be used as a tonic. The high fat content and calorie content facilitates the balance of weight loss.
Reindeer milk in homeopathy
Lac rangifera C4 is used in homeopathy as a constitutional remedy. The globules are used primarily in chronic conditions of weakness after traumatic experiences. Lac rangifera increases the esteem of one's self and helps to lead a more independent life.

Reindeer milk and wellness
In Finnish wellness hotels, a Lappish face mask with reindeer milk is offered. The face mask clears the skin. Lipids and amino acids have a positive effect on the appearance of the skin and reduce the depth of wrinkles. The skin appears taut and smooth after use. By increasing the elasticity of the skin a rejuvenating effect is visible.
Letztes Update: 27.04.2019 11:03