What’s the Best Butter?

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Everyone loves butter.

It's been in the news and in a lot if popular diets recently, and as usual there’s also a lot of confusion and labels...

Let’s clear up the confusion and get to the heart of things

It is made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk to separate the butterfat from the buttermilkButter consists of butterfat, milk proteins and water, and often added salt

Here’s  a look at the Milk labels...

  • Raw -Full fat, direct from the animal and Not pasteurized or processed. 
  • Whole - Pasteurized full-fat milk
  • 2% - Reduced fat milk where 2% of contents are cream or fat
  • 1% - ‘Skim milk’ or ‘low-fat milk’ indicates only 1% of contents are cream or fat

 

What is Grass-fed & grain-fed and what’s the difference?

Cattle raised on a primarily forage diet are termed grass-fed or pasture-raised; meat or milk may be called grass-fed beef or pasture-raised dairy

 Why grass-fed?  Here’s a word from Oasis Creamery where Green Owl gets it’s butter:

It all begins with the soil: knowing it and what can be done to enhance it is the Oasis philosophy behind growing healthy plants. However, enhancement does not equate to using synthetic chemicals. Instead, Oasis farmers use certified organic growing techniques to build up the nutrient content of the soil. The soil, in turn, yields produce that is nutrient-dense, chemically free, GMO-free and contains no added hormones

It's not all the Real Deal!

The second most popular brand of butter in the US is Kerry Gold, an Irish brand that uses grass-fed milk. While it was commonly thought that meant 100%, a recent recent lawsuit revealed otherwise. Their cows are not all grass-fed and sometimes receive grain feed.  This feed is generally some kind of GMO corn and soy, which many people have allergy or intolerance to.

What's the BEST option?

 

Local, 100% grass-fed AND organic Oasis butter is grown and processed right here in Pennsylvania by a group of dedicated grass farmers who care about their land and animal health. Their products supply the local community and we all benefit from that level of accountability. Organic & Grass-fed, all from local, dedicated farms - What could be better than that!

 

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