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Difference between Organic Milk and Regular Milk

Milk is one of the nutritious beverages in the world as it is rich in vitamins, nutrients etc. It is consumed all over the world and commonly available in the market in two different forms: organic and inorganic. Although, both types are obtained from cows and have the same nutrition value, they are different from each other. Let us see how they differ from each other!

Organic Milk:

Organic milk is the milk produced from the cows that feed on natural grasses and vegetation in a natural environment. The grass that they eat is not treated with fertilizers or chemicals. These cows are also not treated with hormones or antibodies to increase their milk production. In simple words, the milk obtained from the cows that are raised in a natural environment without any artificial additives, supplements or treatment is called organic milk.

According to USDA organic milk should come from a dairy farm that fulfills the following conditions:

  • Cows are feeding on natural grasses or vegetation that are not sprayed with pesticides and fertilizers
  • Cows are given access to pasture for feeding at regular intervals
  • Cows are not given growth hormones and antibodies to increase their milk production
  • Cows are not given the prohibited medicines to treat their illness

Furthermore, organic milk is more natural and safe than regular milk and has a longer shelf life as it undergoes pasteurization, which involves ultra-high temperature processing, in which milk is heated to 138 degree centigrade for 2 to 4 seconds.

Regular Milk:

Regular milk is the milk produced from the cows that are kept in barns and feed on grasses or vegetation treated with chemicals and fertilizers. These cows are not raised in natural environment and often injected with hormones, antibodies and given supplements in order to increase their milk production. So their milk may not be as natural and as safe as organic milk. Regular milk is less rich and less creamy in taste than organic milk. It is also less expensive and has a shorter shelf life than organic milk.

Based on the above information, some of the key differences between organic and regular milk are as follows:

Organic Milk Regular Milk
It is the milk that is produced from cows that eat natural grasses, not treated with chemicals and fertilizers in a natural environment. It is the milk that is produced from cows that feed on grasses treated with chemicals or fertilizers.
The cows producing organic milk are not treated with antibodies and hormones in order to increase their milk production. The cows producing regular milk are treated with hormones and antibodies in order to increase their capacity to produce milk.
The cows are left in the pastures to feed themselves in a natural environment. The cows are not required to leave in the pastures.
It is expensive than regular milk. It is less expensive than organic milk.
It tastes richer and creamier than regular milk. It is less rich in taste than organic milk.
It has a longer shelf life than regular milk. It has a lower shelf life than organic milk.
It is more natural and safe than regular milk. It is not as natural and as safe as organic milk.
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