Thursday, August 2, 2012
Get excited! Organic Valley's Pasture Butter is currently in stores, and it is delicious! This is a seasonal product, only being sold from May- September (because that's the peak of the pasture growth) so buy it while you can.
This rich, yellow, creamy butter is not only 100% better tasting than normal better, it is way better for our bodies as well. Pastured butter (butter from cows that are grass-fed) is higher in Omega-3's than regular butter. And the O-3's are classified as EPA and DHA, the same fats found in fatty, cold-water fish. Pastured butter is one of the best sources of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), along with grass-fed meat and milk. It has higher beta carotene levels and Vitamin E than regular butter, making it a great source of antioxidants.
If you can't find pastured butter in your area, consider making it yourself! If you have a source for local milk, you can get what you need to make butter at home. If this isn't a viable option either, it is still best to get organic butter when the budget allows. Pesticides tend to build up in fat, and butter is just pure, delicious, good for you, fat!
Please tell me, have you tried this butter? Are you making your own? Or do you even eat butter?