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There are two dairy companies on the Norwegian market. Tine milk and Q milk. The precise components of raw milk vary by species and by a number of other factors, but it contains significant amounts of saturated fat, protein and calcium as well as vitamin C.

On the Tine Milk carton you can read about the milk origin, with pictures and stories about dairy farmers, farms, cows and milk.

"HEL" (Whole). Colour on the milk carton is "RED"

"Hel" milk from TINE containing 3.5% fat.

"LETT" (Light). Colour on the milk carton is "DARK PINK"

Reduced the fat content in "Lettmelk" to 1.2% fat. "Lettmelk" still contains the same amount of vitamins and minerals that the duck milk varieties.

"EKSTRA LETT" (Extra Light). Colour on the milk carton is "TURQUOISE BLUE"

Reduced the fat "Ekstra Lett" contains only 0.7% fat, and are fortified with vitamin D. "Ekstra Lett" is marked with "Nøkkelhull" (keyhole). This means that the product is low in fat, sugar and salt. Keyhole is a symbol that will make it easy for you to choose healthier foods.

"SKUMMET" (Skimmed). Colour on the milk carton is "LIGHT PINK"

"Skummet" Skimed milk contains only 0.1% fat, but containing the same amount of vitamins and minerals as the other milk varieties. "Skummet" is labeled with "Nøkkelhull" (keyhole), which means that the milk is low in fat, sugar and salt. Keyhole is a symbol that will make it easy for you to choose healthier foods.

CREAM (Fløte)

Cream is found in the refrigerator section, usually close to the milk. The three standard cream products are sold in small, usually orange-coloured cardboard cartons, like a mini-version of a milk carton.

These include: "Kremfløte" contains 38% fat and can be whipped into solidity. It is equivalent to whipping cream in the UK. There is no equivalent to double cream, but generally Kremfløte can be used as a substitute. "Matfløte" has 20% fat. It is equivalent to single cream in the UK. "Lactose free" (laktosefri) versions are available for Kremfløte and Matfløte. "Kaffefløte" is another pouring cream, suitable for use in coffee. It contains around 10% fat. "Lett Dessertfløte" is mildly vanilla flavoured cream, with 25% fat. It can be poured or whipped. "Kremtopp" is a spray cream, similar to the sweetened spray creams available in the UK.

BUTTER (Smør)

Butter comes in three varieties; regular, salted butter (Ekte Meierismør), unsalted (Usaltet Meierismør) and a special type of butter called Kviteseidsmør, which is churned from soured cream.

There are a very limited number of butter products available in comparison with the UK. If it doesn´t have the word "smør", then it is "not butter". There are a number of solid margarine-type products such as "Melange" which are suitable for baking.

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