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.

grass-fed

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.

HTST

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?

Family Farms

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.

----------------------------------------------

Question: The milk carton with the latest possible "Sell By" is the freshest, right?

Click on The Dating Myth below to find out the answer.

 

 


Web Design by DG Design