Nutritional benefits of organic dairy are clear

Did you know?

  • Organic dairy animals must be pasture-grazed throughout the grazing season.
  • All of the supplemental feed organic dairy animals are fed must be organic, including no persistent pesticide use.
  • Organic dairy animals are raised without antibiotics or endocrine disrupting chemicals such as hormones and steroids.
  • Organic dairy products have higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids than conventional dairy.

When it comes to organic dairy, there’s a lot of research showing the nutritional benefits. For example, studies show that organic dairy has a healthier omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio than conventionally produced milk.

The most recent study found that organic milk contained 25% less omega-6 fatty acids and 62% more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk. That’s a good thing. You want higher omega-3 and lower omega-6 fatty acids to help maintain cardiovascular health and to support your immune system.