Study confirms: Organic milk is better for you
By Ken Roseboro
Published: March 1, 2011
Category: Organic Farming and Food Benefits
A recent study published by Newcastle University in the United Kingdom has confirmed what many organic consumers already know: organic milk is more nutritious than conventional milk.
Organic supermarket milk showed higher levels of nutritionally beneficial fatty acids compared with conventional milk.
The new study, published in the Journal of Dairy Science, sampled 22 brands sold in Supermarkets in the UK, 10 of them organic, between 2006 and 2008.
The researchers found that the quality of conventional milk varied according to the time of year. Milk collected during a particularly poor UK summer and the following winter had significantly higher saturated fat content and far less beneficial fatty acids than in a more “normal” year.
But they also discovered that switching to organic milk could help overcome these problems. Organic supermarket milk showed higher levels of nutritionally beneficial fatty acids compared with “ordinary” milk regardless of the time of year or weather conditions.
The researchers concluded that organic brands of milk available in supermarkets are higher in beneficial fatty acids such as CLA and omega-3 fatty acids in summer and winter.
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