Reindeer meat

Reindeer meat. Reindeer & Norwegians have a relationship that goes back thousands of years. First by hunting, then through domestication and herding. The traditional knowledge of reindeer herding that goes back millennia is transferred from generation to generation. According to recent studies, reindeer meat contains more than double the values of some nutrients than other meats and is comparable to chicken in fat. Also, the meat is high in essential fatty acids comparable to those found in seafood such as cod, crab, mussels, oysters, and scampi.

Additionally, 100 grams of reindeer meat contains the daily recommended dose of omega-3 and 6 and more than twice as much vitamin B12 than, say, veal or lamb. Vitamin B12 is essential to the human diet to prevent anemia, among other things. Being semi-domesticated makes reindeer meat easy to find on Oslo’s menus & surely worth trying for, as most of it is consumed by the Norwegians themselves (the average Norwegian eats 300 grams of reindeer meat per year), and is hardly any left for exports.