Better Butter

Posted by on Monday, January 30th, 2012

I am convinced that organic foods are more nutritious, better tasting, and healthier for us than conventional foods. Organic fruits and vegetables are pretty comparable in price these days to their mass produced relatives. However, they far surpass conventionally grown foods in taste and nutrition.

I always buy organic milk, organic orange juice, and organic butter and pay a little more for these items. I make up for the extra cost by using coupons and avoiding most processed food items. By the time I make it to the check-out, my cart is full of produce, frozen fruits and veggies, nuts, organic beef, fresh chicken raised without hormones and antibiotics, organic flours and sugar, eggs, cheese, and bonus ingredients for home baked desserts. Then I’m all set for a week of “from scratch” cooking and baking – and best of all, eating!

Here’s what Dr. Mercola has to say about butter.

Ideally you should be consuming as many USDA organic food products as possible, however, if you only get one organic food it should be butter. This is because it is a highly concentrated form of milk. It is not uncommon for non organic butter to have up to 20 times the level of pesticides of non organic fruits and vegetables.

Most of us are visual learners, including myself. Here’s a photo of 2 sticks of butter.  One is organic, the other non organic. Care to take a guess which one is the organic stick?


It’s the one on the right. That stick has far more nutrients than the stick on the left and it has no colors or artificial ingredients added and is free from toxins and pesticides. It’s just pure, delicious butter.

Organic butter is one of my best kept secrets to fantastic tasting dishes. Guess it isn’t a secret anymore!

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2 Responses to “Better Butter”

  1. Susan Kingon 03 Mar 2009 at 6:41 am 1

    Janet gave me this webbsite and I really have enjoyed some of your
    recipes. You are very informative with directions and products that
    work best. I read somewhere that you would be sharing canning
    information. Do you have some extremely hot salsa and chow-chow
    recipies? My daughter and I recently learned how to can and we
    love it. We need some hot recipes!


  2. Taraon 10 Mar 2009 at 8:17 am 2

    Hi Susan

    We are in the midst of building a raised bed garden for our favortie veggies. We plan to feature some canning and freezing posts in late spring and summer. I’ve never made salsa but it is on my list to accomplish. Thanks for looking and for cooking!