Milk, Paying for Quality
Pasteurized but non-homogenized, cream line milk is worth the price because it is a higher quality product! It is clean, nutritious, and natural. Homogenization is a process that permanently mixes the cream into the milk using high pressure. This is damaging for the flavor and nutritional content of the milk. By processing the milk without homogenization you preserve the flavor because you’re not destroying the natural state of the milk. There is really only one “con” to cream line milk, and that is the natural separation between the milk and the cream content. A quick fix to this is to give the bottle a gentle shake before opening.
Xanthine Oxidase is another concern when it comes to consuming homogenized dairy. It is an enzyme that scars arteries when it enters the bloodstream and eventually causes a buildup of cholesterol. When milk is homogenized this enzyme is released. Non-homogenized milk does contain Xanthine Oxidase, but allows it to pass through the body naturally and release without causing excess scar tissue or cholesterol buildup- making cream line milk the healthier choice.
Not only does our milk offer all the benefits non-homogenized dairy has to offer, it is packaged in glass! Why would you ruin a high quality product with low quality packaging? So, what are the benefits of glass bottles? Firstly they preserve the natural flavor of the dairy, there is no intermingling of a “plastic” taste that automatically wrecks a high quality milk. Secondly, with glass you do not have the BPA concerns that plastic packaging carry. Don’t risk contamination, chose glass and reap of the benefits of healthier, better tasting dairy!
When you purchase organic, non-homogenized, glass bottle milk at the Natural Food Co-op in downtown Litchfield, you are investing in healthier, better tasting, and the highest quality milk.