3 Ways Grass-fed Butter is Superior to Grain-fed Butter
We recently started offering 100% Grassfed Butter in our on farm and online stores. This article reviews some of the key reasons why we only consume butter from cows that only eat grass.
It Can Help You Lose Weight & Boost Your Immune System
Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or better known as CLA, is a fatty acid found in meat and dairy. Some studies show that CLA helps to promote weight loss by improving your body's composition, and it can also help boost your immune system. It’s an omega-6 naturally occurring fatty acid, but it’s not damaging to our health like the other omega-6’s (Corn, Soybean, and Cottonseed oil) and artificially made trans fats. Since our bodies don't make CLA, we have to get it from the food we eat. Grass-fed meat and dairy contain up to 500 percent more CLA's compared to conventional grain-fed cows.
It’s Rich Color Points to Its Superior Nutrient Value
Grain-fed butter is a pale yellow/white and has a somewhat waxy texture to it. On the other hand, grass-fed butter has a deep yellow color with a smooth creamy texture. The difference comes from the nutritional value, and this starts with the animal’s diet.
Unlike cows that eat grain, cows eating a natural diet of fresh vegetation get ample amounts of carotene, antioxidants, vitamins, and other essential minerals. The color of the fat on the meat, and in the butter from a grass-fed cow is a good indicator of how nutrient rich the meat and the butter will be.
It Offers a Balanced Ratio of Omega-3 And Omega-6 Fatty Acids
When animals graze a diet of rich grass, this results in omega-3 fatty acids that show up in the milk, butter, and saturated fat in the meat. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help reduce inflammation in the body, protect you from heart disease, and reduce high triglyceride levels in the blood. When we consume a diet too high in Omega-6 fatty acids it can cause inflammation in the body, which is thought to be a major player in the cause of cardiovascular disease. Grass-fed butter provides a balanced source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
For years animal fats have received a bad rap but now research is telling us a different story when it comes to grass-fed animals. So relax and enjoy the rich nutrients that grass-fed butter has to offer!