For the past 10 years, René Redzepi and his team at Noma has worked towards defining a new type of Nordic cuisine, one that focuses on local and foraged ingredients. He's even added ants to the table, making Noma the best restaurant in the world for three consecutive years.
Now, there's proof that Redzepi and his team are on to something bigger: a new study has shown eating Noma-style Nordic cuisine could lower your cholesterol. The Telegraph reports that eating plenty of Scandinavian staples like game, berries and fish can reduce the risk of heart disease.
Researchers say this Nordic-style of eating is more readily adaptable in colder northern countries where heart-healthy ingredients like extra virgin olive oil are harder to come by than in the Mediterranean.
Many of the dishes that reach the table at Noma begin at Redzepi's Nordic Food Lab. That's where a team of researchers experiment with fermentation techniques and unconventional ingredients like bee larvae and edible insects.
Noma currently ranks second on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list sponosored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
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