Ísey Skyr - Secret to healthy living

Ísey Skyr - Secret to healthy living

Frequently asked questions

General

  • Are the bacteria still alive in Skyr?

    Yes the bacteria culture in Skyr is alive and active.

  • Is Isey Skyr good for children? How many Isey Skyr cups can they eat per week?

    Ísey Skyr is a healthy and good nutrition packed product for both children and adults. It contains a lot of proteins which is an important supplier of energy and amino acids as well as vitamins and minerals, such as B12 vitamin, calcium and phosphorus.

    In most national recommendations it is advised to consume 2-3 portions of dairy products daily. It could be considered suitable that one of these portions is skyr.

  • Is Isey Skyr good for pregnant woman? How many cups can they eat per week?

    Like other dairy products Ísey skyr is good for pregnant women, similar as for the general population. In most national recommendations it is advised to consume 2-3 portions of dairy products daily. It could be considered suitable that one of these portions is skyr.

  • Is Skyr suitable for vegeterians?

    Yes generally Skyr is suitable for vegetarians (lacto vegetarians).

  • What amount of protein is healthy for a regular person per day?

    According to EFSA recommendations from 2012 the Population Reference Intake (PRI) for healthy adults of both sexes is set at 0,83 g/kg body weight per day. The intake of twice the PRI can be regarded as safe, and some physically active and healthy individuals in Europe regularly consume such intakes.

  • Why are a lot of protein good for the intestine? Elderly are often asking this question.

    High protein consumption is very important for people in their senior years. The reason for the high protein requirement for this age group is primarily to avoid reduction in muscle mass, which can lead to less energy and mobility. With higher age generally appetite is reduced which can lead to undernutrition, therefore it is important for seniors to eat food high in energy and especially protein. Ísey Skyr is ideal for seniors and it can be enjoyed with a dash of cream or whipped cream. No food tastes better than nice bowl of skyr with some cream.

  • Why is Isey Skyr almost fat free?

    Traditionally skyr is made from skimmed milk and that is why it is fat-free. In earlier times when skyr was made on every farm, milk was separated into cream and skimmed milk. The farmers would make butter out of the cream and skyr out of the skimmed milk.