News
Lýsi Gets Failing Grade

Lýsi Gets Failing Grade

Published November 15, 2012

Icelandic cod liver oil – or lýsi – came out last in a Danish research project on the freshness of various fish liver oils purported to be high in Omega-3.
One of Iceland’s most famed products is lýsi, a cod liver oil that has been drunk or taken in pill form for decades now, and is touted as having many health benefits. While the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids are numerous, Icelandic cod liver oil does not appear to hold up well to the freshness test.
DV reports that the Danish radio show Kontant conducted a research project of various fish liver oils available on the market. In terms of freshness, they measured the different oils for their TOTOX levels, to test their rancidity.
In the final results, lýsi came out as having the highest TOTOX level of any other fish liver oil on the market.
Jón Ögmundsson, the quality manager of the company Lýsi, told Icelandic state broadcasting that the matter was pure speculation. Furthermore, he added, lýsi has been measured with even higher TOTOX levels than the Kontant research found without it doing harm to anyone.



News
Three Reported Sexual Assaults In Westman Islands Last Weekend

Three Reported Sexual Assaults In Westman Islands Last Weekend

by

Three survivors went to the emergency room after being reportedly sexually assaulted at last weekend’s Merchants Holiday Festival in the

News
Daring Jewelry Store Robbery Committed

Daring Jewelry Store Robbery Committed

by

A thief made off with millions in jewelry early yesterday morning from a small store in a Hafnarfjörður shopping centre.

News
Pride Is Back!

Pride Is Back!

by

The annual Reykjavík Pride festival has started, and there’s a lot going on. This year’s programme is loaded with things

News
Whaler Considers Anti-Whaling Petition “A Joke”

Whaler Considers Anti-Whaling Petition “A Joke”

by

Iceland’s primary whaler accused reporters of “lapping up” what he calls misinformation about his hunting of fin whales, and dismissed

News
Ruling Coalition Struggling Against Pirate Party

Ruling Coalition Struggling Against Pirate Party

by

While the Pirate Party took a single-digit dip between polls, the ruling coalition is not gaining much ground. RÚV reports

News
Seal Escapes Zoo, Heads Straight For Campsite

Seal Escapes Zoo, Heads Straight For Campsite

by

A baby seal had itself a small adventure after escaping the zoo last night, replete with some biting involved. RÚV

Show Me More!