Organic Grass-fed Milk Is More Nutritious. It’s Science.

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Research reveals Organic Valley Grassmilk® is more nutritious.

A new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition reveals that Organic Valley Grassmilk® from 100% grass-fed cows has dramatically more omega-3 fatty acids than milk from cows that eat mostly grain. What does that mean? The more grass a cow eats, the more nutrient-rich the milk. When our cows eat well, so do you!

More omega-3 = more beneficial fats

Omega-3 are essential fatty acids that contribute to brain and eye health, especially in children. Organic Valley Grassmilk® gives you even more of the good stuff.

CLA and grass-fed milk

When cows always eat grass and no grains, the grass-fed milk they produce provides more conjugated linoleic acid. In other studies, CLA is shown to have a variety of health benefits.

A better balance

The average American diet contains more omega-6 fatty acids than recommended, but Organic Valley Grassmilk® from grass-fed cows has a 1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6.

The science is in: grass-fed milk is more nutritious

After more than 1,100 samples were analyzed, the science was in: whole milk from organic, 100% grass-fed cows has more omega-3, higher levels of CLA, and a better ratio of fatty acids.

Omega-3 are essential fatty acids that contribute to brain and eye health, and in other studies CLA is shown to have a variety of health benefits. Most Americans consume a high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, as high as 16:1, with excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. This new scientific study shows that Organic Valley whole Grassmilk® has a better 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3.  

Our cooperative supplied the samples and funding through our Farmers Advocating for Organics (FAFO) grant program for this study. Read the rest of the details in the peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition.

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