Reindeer Meat Specialists
Pokka Reindeer Meat
We are a Finnish family running successful businesses in Lapland since 1969. Our Pokka Reindeer Meat Company is a modern eco-friendly processing facility supplying an exceptional choice for premium reindeer meat. We are proud to provide a wide variety of premium products to retail grocery chains, wholesalers, and foodservice establishments worldwide.
Why is Reindeer meat one of the best red meat choices for the health-conscious consumer?
High in vitamins. Vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2. Reindeer meat has 1.6 – 3.5 micrograms per 100g. An adult requires around 6 micrograms per day. Reindeer meat also has a high content of Selenium, Zinc, Iron, and Omega-3 for a healthier heart and for good cholesterol.
Antibiotics Hormones and Steroids Free
Reindeer feed freely in the artic forests on more than 300 different plants and lichens without any antibiotic. This diet is antioxidant-rich and also minerals-rich. The rich diet of reindeer not only contributes to the reindeer’s excellent health but also make reindeer meat very tasty, mild, lean, moist, and flavoursome.
Plenty of Protein
A 100g of reindeer meat contains 20g to 24g of protein. An average sedentary man needs 56g of protein per day while a woman needs about 46g per day, according to DRI (Dietary Reference Intake). Reindeer meat is free of carbohydrates which makes reindeer meat favorable for a low-carb diet.
Other Health Benefits
Low in fat and healthy. Reindeer meat has only 2-4% fat per 100g, lower than the rest of red meat, and is very rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Reindeer meat has as many as 50-60% of unsaturated oleic acids, which reduces harmful cholesterol. Reindeer meat is a unique tasting and nutritious food from nature.
Reindeer live in the Arctic Forest, one of the cleanest places on the planet with the purest water and air.
Reindeer husbandry is the livelihood of Sami people and many families in the Arctic regions.
Reindeer husbandry is closely connected to the ecology, economy, and culture in the Arctic region.
Reindeer is the only semi-domesticated animal living in the wilderness but owned by people, mostly indigenous, the Sami people.
Reindeer herder’s lifestyle has passed down from generation to generation since 2-3 thousand years ago.
The metabolism in reindeer is adapted to make the most of unproductive ecosystems, and it is capable of thriving with natural pastures, eliminating dependence on productive land.
Arctic forests are a vast large territory where reindeer herding is a land-use form. It is almost impossible to grow crops, therefore, reindeer is a source of food for the land that otherwise would be useless or inefficient to produce.
Arctic forests are divided by area and, in each one, only an amount of reindeer are allowed to live. The distribution keeps the equilibrium and diversity of the ecosystem and avoids devastating environmental impact. Every year Nordic countries’ governments authorize the surplus of reindeer for consumption.
Pokka Reindeer Meat facilities are located in the Finnish Arctic. Our cutting edge technology saves time, reduces energy use, and eliminate livestock waste by utilizing almost 100% of the reindeer.
We have adopted robust traceability practices giving us the capability to rapidly identify and track every step from receipt through processing, packaging, and shipping to the exact customer location. Our product labels make it clear how the meat is produced and, the information recorded on the label can be read so that all steps of production and supply are traceable.
Cutting Edge Technology
INNOVA software installed in our production line enables us to have traceability and visibility into the global food supply chain. INNOVA allows us to isolate any quality issues, identifies and quarantines all suspect material, in real-time during production and on file for future reference, making traceability information quickly available.
Highest Hygiene Controls
We apply the principles of food safety risk management and implement hygiene programs carried out by personnel with the appropriate training, knowledge, skills, and ability as defined by the competent authority.
Reindeer meat from Lapland has Protected Designation of Origin
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