What’s The Difference Between Organic Milk And Regular Milk?
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Research can find no difference between organic and regular milk in quality, safety or nutrition. Both contain nine essential nutrients. For example, a 2008 study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association analyzed the composition of milk labelled organic, “rbST-free” and regular milk, and found that the label claims were not related to any meaningful differences in milk composition. Organic milk is one choice among many in the dairy case.
Antibiotic use with dairy cows is strictly regulated for both conventional and organic dairy cows. When a conventional or organic dairy cow is unwell and must be treated with antibiotics, the cow’s milk is removed from the milk supply for a regulated period of time (withdrawal period or wait time). The wait time is based on how long it takes the antibiotic residue to leave the animal’s body and differs from product to product.
This ensures no antibiotic residues enter the food system.
As an extra layer of quality assurance, each truckload of milk is tested for antibiotics, and if any is detected, the milk is discarded and farmers are heavily penalized. These regulations apply to both regular and organic milk.
Organic milk is pasteurized using ultra-high temperature (UHT) processing, in which the milk is heated to 280˚F (138˚C) for 2-4 seconds. Conventional milk is pasteurized using the standard method in which the milk is heated to roughly 160˚F (71˚C) for at least 15 seconds.
According to Scientific American, organic milk lasts longer thanks to the process of ultrahigh temperature (UHT) treatment. … This process kills any bacteria lurking in the milk, which believe it or not, is actually the key difference in why organic milk takes longer to expire.