torsdag 14 januari 2010

Being lactose-intolerant :)

My family, and I think most of my friends as well, knows that I have lactose intolerance. I have friends who are too, and many times have we laughed at our good fortune in the matter. Living in Finland gives you one HUGE advantage in having this dietary deficiency: the innovation of LACTOSE FREE dairy products :)

When I was little (as in kinder garden and elementary school little) all you could get was milk with some of the lactose enzymatically hydrolyzed, making it more tolerable for people like me. Or actually, SOME of the people like me. Some people (like me!) can't even stomach dairy products marked HYLA or Into (the trade names for these hydrolyzed products). That's why it's soooooooooo sweet that finnish scientists came up with a way to make lactose free milk :)

*me likes!*

Anyway, when me and Micke went grocery shopping yesterday, I found out that now you can get Organic Lactose Free Milk (zomg!!!) from our favorite store k-Puhakka.

*me likes even more!*

2 kommentarer:

Waenthoronien sa...

The only funny thing is that my mum, who's also lactose intolerant is perfectly able to drink normal milk, eat normal ice cream, etc etc in Austria, where they've never heard of stuff like Hyla or into. So we're wondering what's wrong with normal Finnish milk in the first place, when there doesn't seem to be a problem at all in Austria...

Linnea "Ea" Grönstrand sa...

Heard there's a similar "anomaly" for Norwegian milk too, according to a friend who's cousin can drink Norwegian milk etc, but not Finnish.

Some people I talked to (biochemists at our department...) have actually also been wondering why. One of them suggested that someone should do some research whether it's because cows in Finland get to eat AIV-fodder (grass preserved via lactic acid fermentation) i comparison to cows elsewhere.

Still, it IS quite fascinating :)


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