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.
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.
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.
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.
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.