Wordless Wednesday: This is Your Milk. This is Your Milk on Grass.

Posted on May 23, 2013

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Comparing glasses of regular, store-bought milk (left) and organic, grass-fed milk (right)

Comparing glasses of regular, store-bought milk (left) and organic, grass-fed milk (right)

Today’s post came to me this morning while I was milking Bonnie, our Jersey cow, and watching the golden milk froth into the pail. The difference in colour between these two glasses of milk can probably be partially attributed to a difference in butterfat (the store-bought milk is 2% and our own is probably testing around 5%), but there’s also good evidence to point to higher levels of beta-carotene, omega-3s, and CLAs in organic milk – primarily due to the forage-based diet of organic cows. This difference can also be seen by comparing regular butter to organic butter, as shown in the photo below. As for the taste? Head to your nearest store and try for yourself!

Comparing organic butter (left) to conventional butter (right): no difference in fat content but a big difference in colour (and flavour!)

Comparing organic butter (left) to conventional butter (right): no difference in fat content but a big difference in colour (and flavour!)

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Posted in: Agriculture, Food, Organic