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Grass Feed Cows Producing Healthier Milk Says New Research

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Cows graze in a field. (credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images, File)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s not always easy to figure out when to pay more for organic, but new research says organic milk may be nutritious than conventional.

Washington State University researchers have found grass-fed cows may give milk with healthier fats than conventionally-raised cattle reports WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee.

The team studied about 400 samples of whole milk, both conventional and organic, and found organic milk seems to have a much higher proportion of omega-3s compared with omega-6s.

Benbrook says most Americans consume 10 to 15 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3s.

The researchers attribute the difference to organically-raised cattle eating more grass and greens instead of processed grain feed.

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