Skyr -- have you heard of it?

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Skyr -- have you heard of it?

Post by IceDane » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:34 am

Hey guys.

I was wondering if any of you had heard of Skyr. You see, I am from Iceland. Yes, that's where my weird name comes from if any of you had wondered(the one in the title of my log). All the big Icelandic guys, including Jón Páll, eat(or ate) a bunch of this stuff; this much I can guarantee. This is also very popular among the unknown body builders and strength athletes in Iceland.

According to the wiki page on it(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) it can be purchased in parts of the US and the UK, and thankfully, it's produced here in Denmark(I'm from Iceland, I live in Denmark). As the wiki says, it's basically a strained yoghurt(but in reality, a very soft cheese[citation needed]). It tastes a bit bitter, but in Iceland, it is traditionally eaten with either milk or cream with some sugar on top.
The brand I can buy is a measly 0,2% fat, 2% carbs IIRC and 11% protein. So, as you can see, it's a pretty good source of protein without any of the bad stuff.

Anywho, I just wanted to put this out there in case some of you guys wanted to check it out.

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Re: Skyr -- have you heard of it?

Post by stuward » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:52 am

Here's a recipe but you need some to use as a starter. http://www.isholf.is/gullis/jo/Miscellaneous.htm#skyr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Skyr -- have you heard of it?

Post by IceDane » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:16 pm

stuward wrote:Here's a recipe but you need some to use as a starter. http://www.isholf.is/gullis/jo/Miscellaneous.htm#skyr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Very cool. But it seems you can use curd or sour cream instead.

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