Greetings from Denmark fellow Paleohackers =)
My question is if sour milk or filmj??lk - that we in the scandinavian countries eat quite a lot of - is paleo? Since apparently it's actually lactose free and full of healthy probiotics!
"Filmj??lk (also known as fil or the older word surmj??lk.In Danish Tykm??lk.1) is a Nordic dairy product, similar to yogurt, but using different bacteria which give a different taste and texture. It can also be described as a mesophilic fermented milk product that is made by fermenting cow's milk with a variety of bacteria from the species Lactococcus lactis and Leuconostoc mesenteroides. The bacteria metabolize lactose, the sugar naturally found in milk, into lactic acid which means people who are lactose intolerant can consume filmj??lk. The acid gives filmj??lk a sour taste and causes proteins in the milk, mainly casein, to coagulate, thus thickening the final product. The bacteria also produce a limited amount of diacetyl, which gives filmj??lk its characteristic taste. Filmj??lk is similar to cultured buttermilk, kefir, or yoghurt in consistency, but fermented by different bacteria and thus has a slightly different taste. Compared with yoghurt, filmj??lk tastes less sour. In Sweden, it is normally sold in 1-liter packages with live bacteria."
asked byNate_14 (5)
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on April 23, 2013
at 01:12 AM
Well...have you tried it? If so, how do you feel after drinking it? If you feel tired, irritable, or any other unpleasant feeling you think the sour milk is causing, stop drinking the sour milk. If you feel a boost of energy and a sort of glowing sensation, keep going. Of course, these are nearer to the extremes than the average person might experience, but play around with things. Also, I'm no chef, but I imagine this would be amazing blended with some lemon and egg yolks and drizzled over beets as a dressing of sorts. That aside, best of luck trying new stuff.
on April 23, 2013
at 02:03 PM
It is not strictly Paleo, since it is a dairy product. Is the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus? Then it is not likely to survive the gastro environment, although other probiotics may well do. Sales tricks! If it is probiotics you are after it is better to eat other foods.