New research from Denmark has substantiated what organic farmers have been asserting for years – that organic milk has higher levels of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins that conventional milk.
Full-fat organic milk contains at least 64% more omega 3 essential fatty acids than non-organic full-fat milk. Much of the UK population is deficient in these fatty acids, important in maintaining heart health and supple joints. Organic farmers are encouraged to use native breeds of cow, rarely capable of yielding as much milk as modern dairy breeds. To qualify as organic, milk has to come from cows fed on at least 60% home-grown grass or forage.