At last, scientists have confirmed what Organic Valley farmers have
always known-when cows eat well, you do, too! Learn about the study conducted by Washington State University that shows the many ways
Organic Valley Pasture-Raised whole milk is nutritionally excellent, compared to natural/conventional milk.
We think you'll agree: the earth, animals, and people all win when we GRASS UP! for good health.
A study by Washington State University confirms Organic Valley Pasture-Raised Whole Milk has more of the heart-healthy fatty acids your body needs to stay balanced.
When compared to conventional whole milk, researchers at Washington State University found Organic Valley Pasture-Raised whole milk has:
- 62% higher omega-3,
- a more healthful balance of essential fatty acids,
- and 18% higher Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)!
Download our handout to learn more about these findings and the benefits these nutrients can have for your health.
Take a deeper dive into the study itself—available for free download from PLOS ONE.
Farmer, Scientist & Dietitian Agree!
This breakthrough study that analyzed the fatty-acid profiles of organic
and conventional whole milk is the largest study of its kind ever conducted in
the U.S. What researchers discovered offers insights into the benefits
of organic whole milk and the role it can play in a healthy, balanced diet.
Hear what research scientist Dr. Charles Benbrook, registered dietitian Melinda
Hemmelgarn, and Organic Valley farmer Altfrid Krusenbaum have to say about
these exciting findings!
The Washington State University Study
A new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Food Science and
Nutrition reveals that Organic Valley Grassmilk® from 100% grass-fed cows
has dramatically more omega-3 fatty acids than milk from cows that eat mostly grain.
What does that mean? The more grass a cow eats, the more nutrient-rich the milk. When
our cows eat well, so do you!