Reindeer Milk

Reindeer milk is very nourishing. One litre of it is enough to cover an adult’s daily need for protein.

There is over 20 % of fat in the reindeer milk and around 10 % of proteins. The dry matter content (30 g / 100 g) is high in comparison to cow’s milk. There are also A and D-vitamins in it.

A significant part of the fats of the reindeer milk are unsaturated. There is also a lot less lactose than in cow’s milk.

The milk has important antibodies for new born calves, because their own production starts only at the age of 3-4 week. For a human baby, undiluted reindeer milk is too strong.

Image. DigitalMuseum / Ellisif Rannveig Wessel