Even toddlers know that milk makes you strong and healthy. Milk and dairy products provide us with approximately 75% of the calcium we need and include other important vitamins and minerals.
The purpose of pasteurisation is to destroy infectious microbes and ensure the safety and quality of milk.
Every country has its own national dairy products. For instance, you may have heard of Ukrainian ryazhenka, Indian lassi and Middle Eastern ayran.
Skyr (pronounced 'skeer' or 'skir' in Icelandic and 'skeer' in English) is a Scandinavian fermented dairy product with a consistency somewhere between yoghurt and cheese curds. It is a low-fat product with a soft taste and very high protein content. You could call it a protein dessert.