Organic Milk vs Organic Grass Fed Milk
Whilst Organic milk has important benefits, Organic 365 days grass fed cows milk is far more precious and less readily available. Studies have shown grass fed milk results in a higher quality milk source than grain fed milk¹.
An Organic milk source, which is also grass-fed 365 days of the year, provides an even more beneficial and powerful combination. The nutritional benefits of Grass Fed Milk over grain fed milk, are well known and documented.
Higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids
The three main long chain omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Being a long-chain and essential fatty acid, rather than a short-chain fatty acid has its advantages. Long-chain fatty acids are far more able to be readily absorbed and can only be obtained through diet.
Better Balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Omega 6 is another essential fatty acid. Studies have shown having a 50/50 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids provide important health benefits. As you can see from this chart, grass fed cows produce milk with a 50/50 balance compared to those fed grains.²
Higher levels of Vitamin E & Beta Carotene
Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant and plays an important role in limiting free-radical damage, as well as helping to support immunity. Beta carotene is important as it is essential for producing Vitamin A. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision.
Higher levels of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)
CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a type of fat associated with a wide variety of health benefits, including immune, inflammatory system support and improved bone mass. Grass Fed cow milk has been found to have 500% more CLA in grass fed cows milk compared with milk from regular cows milk.
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¹PubMed Central® (PMC) US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, 17 August 2019, The “Grass-Fed” Milk Story: Understanding the Impact of Pasture Feeding on the Composition and Quality of Bovine Milk, viewed 6 May 2020, <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6723057/>.
²NZMP n.d., What makes New Zealand milk so good, viewed 6 May 2020, <https://www.nzmp.com/global/en/news/what-makes-nz-milk-so-good.html>.