SPILLING MILK MYTHS
Buying organic produce and dairy products is a good decision.
You're keeping you and your family fed with the most nutritious,
chemical-free food you can find. You're minimizing the risk of
illness and finding the best way to avoid ingesting pesticides,
herbicides, and synthetic hormones. And when it comes to
purchasing milk, one carton of milk with 100% Organic
Certification is much like the next, right?
Natural-by-Nature milk is indeed 100% Certified Organic. But
we take it much, much further.
Cows were meant to eat grass, not grain. But nearly all milk
producers, including those that sell 100% Certified Organic,
exclusively feed their cows grain. Studies are currently
underway on the health benefits of dairy products produced from
the milk of grass-fed cows. This much is known: grass-fed dairy
products contain an increased amount of CLA (conjugated linoleic
acid). Nearly six times as much.
CLA is a naturally occurring "good" fatty acid produced in cows
and found in their milk. Studies have also shown CLA to promote muscle growth
and fat burning in the body. This means CLA, found in increased quantity
in milk from grass-fed cows, may help you lose unwanted fat and
build a leaner body. Consider this: since cows manufacture CLA
from grass in their stomachs, commercially-raised cows that only
eat soybeans or corn meal produce little, if any, CLA. It may
all be organic, but only grass-fed takes you closer to milk the
way it's supposed to be served.
Take a closer look at that half-gallon milk carton. Does it
say pasteurized? Of course it does. All retail milk in the U.S.
is pasteurized to remove any harmful microbes. But how was it
pasteurized? Natural By Natures uses a low temperature
pasteurization process that is among the most unique amid milk
producers. The process is called an "HTST" process, or "Hot
Temperature, Short Time." This means we eliminate any pathogenic
micro-organisms by bringing the milk to a temperature of no more
than 165° F — a temperature proven to remove any risk of harmful
microbes. But it's not a temperature so high that it renders the
milk sterile and possibly reduces any inherent nutritional
value. Other milk producers use a process called "UHT" or
Ultra-High Temperature. This process not only removes any
bacteria, but by bringing the milk to a temperature of 280° F it
renders the milk so sterile it remains usable for 55 days! Sound
fresh to you?
The cows that produce our Natural By Nature
milk are raised on healthy, grass-fed diets on the nearby farms
of Amish and Mennonite families located in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Their generations-old methods of organic grass-fed dairy farming
help to sustain the ecological integrity of our watersheds
and groundwater. We believe that grass-fed milk from cows that are well
treated and less stressed is the creamiest, most flavorful milk around.
Three times a week we collect milk from these local farms and process it
within hours. The rich, fresh Natural By Nature milk in that cold glass
in your hand was produced only days ago by a well cared for cow
quietly grazing in an open Lancaster County meadow.
Now that's organic.