Reindeer milk's BNI
Perezgonzalez assessed the nutritional balance of reindeer milk as for human consumption in 2012. Results were based on data published by Medhammar et al (20111).
Reindeer milk had, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 96.19f, being particularly biased towards excess of fat. It was adequate in protein, sugar and sodium, low in carbohydrate and fiber, and high in saturated fat. It also provided about 320mg of calcium per 100ml of milk.
Reindeer milk appeared as highly unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs).
|Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs|
|Reindeer milk||Medhammar et al||96.19||108.19||91.67||91.67||89.67|
|(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2011a2)|
Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalez).
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- BNI™ database
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- BNI™ journal (2012, issue 2) - Nutritional balance of minor dairy animals' milk
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- Wiki of Science - Nutritional balance of foods
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