The authoritative edition of the British Journal of Nutrition published research data from an international group of scientists comparing the characteristics of organic and industrial types of milk. Organic means the origin of products from animals living in the most natural conditions and eating environmentally friendly feed; industrial – produced at dairy and meat plants. Comparative differences
It has been proven that organic milk is 1,5 times richer in omega-3 fatty acids, 1,4 times richer in linoleic acid, contains an increased amount of iron, calcium, vitamin E and beta-carotene.
Milk produced industrially is richer in selenium content. Iodine saturation is 1,74 times greater.
What kind of milk do you prefer?
The scientists analyzed 196 and 67 papers devoted respectively to the study of dairy products.
The choice of people in favor of organic products, despite their higher cost, is due to the following reasons:
raising livestock in conditions as close to natural as possible;
consumption by animals of natural feed without pesticides;
benefit due to the absence or reduced content of antibiotics and growth hormones.
The richness of organic milk in omega-3 fatty acids valuable for human health is considered by scientists to be the main reason for their use.
Defenders of industrially produced milk refer to the high content of selenium and iodine in it, which are especially important for the successful gestation.
Experts note the possibility of organizing production at the plants, which allows increasing the content of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals in the products.