It has been proven scientifically many times that organic foods are better for you and your overall health, because they don’t contain any genetically modified ingredients and they are free of antibiotics as well, also they contain healthy fats in them. But the one and only downside to the organic products can be their price, because sometimes they cost more than the non-organic foods, so why not make the foods you like at home with organic ingredients all by yourself?
Conventional vs Organic Butter
GMOs and Antibiotics
The organic butter is far more healthier than the conventional one, because it is made from the milk of cows that are raised organically and don’t take any antibiotics or growth hormones, that only feed organically, therefore there are no GMO ingredients inside it. More than 30% of a cow’s organic feed comes only from the grass in the grazing season. When a cow gets sick, it is removed from the organic production immediately, because it will need antibiotics to cure from the disease, therefore the products from that cow are not going to be able to be labeled as organic.
Organic farming is one of the most beneficial things we can do for our environment, because it is promoting biodiversity and with that it increases the number of many species and it boosts the whole ecosystem that surrounds the farming land.
Also a lot of healthy fats are contained in the organic butter. Multiple brands of butter have been tested by scientists in a certain study, and they were only looking at the quantity of fat acids that are contained in each brand. The organic butter contained less trans fat acids than the conventional one, but it was richer in omega-9 and omega-3 fat acids.
How to make Organic Butter
- 2 cups of organic heavy cream
- Sea salt for taste
Other needed materials:
- Ice Water
- Hand or stand mixer
- Put the heavy cream in a large mixing bowl. Start mixing it from the lowest to the highest speed, it should take about 3 minutes until the buttermilk is separated from the butter.
- Use a large spoon to hold the butter on one side, and pour the buttermilk in another bowl from the other side.
- Add 2 cups of cold icy water in the butter and mix it on medium speed. Then drain the water and repeat this process for a few times until there is only butter milk left.
- Press the butter on one side, and squeeze it so that the liquids come out of it.
- Put the butter in a jar that is air-tight and store it in your refrigerator for a month, or simply put it in the freezer.
Watch the video below and see the process for yourself.
Also you can make butter with certain compounds for your children, and surely they will love it. Here are some combos that you can try with the unsalted, softened butter:
- Snipped fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese
- Chopped Kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese
- Chopped garlic, drained, pickled ginger and snipped fresh Thai basil
- Snipped parsley and lemon zest
- Honey and chopped pecans
- Blueberries, maple syrup and orange zest
- Snipped fresh sage, dried cranberries or chopped fresh cranberries and orange zest
- Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper
- Hot sauce, Sriracha, lime zest and snipped fresh cilantro
- Sesame oil and grated ginger
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