As you might already know, I am very keen on organic food. I grew up on organic, my parents used to grow their own organic vegetables and my grandmother used to rear her own chicken and pigs. The milk came from relatives of mine who kept cows and goats. This is why these days I choose to buy organic.
I was delighted to try Arla Organic Milk which has been awarded Product of the Year in 2018. Arla works with 89 British organic farmers who are clearly very proud of their milk.
To my tastebuds milk tastes more of milk when it is organic, I find that it has a deeper milky taste. Organic milk guarantees that no artificial fertilisers or herbicides are used on the land. Their organic farmers don’t believe in intervention with nature.
A 200ml glass of semi-skimmed milk provides for an adult: (source: Nutritious Dairy)
31% of our recommended daily calcium (needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth)
74% of our recommended daily vitamin B12 (contributes to the normal function of the immune system)
41% of our recommended daily iodine (contributes to normal cognitive function)
35% of our recommended daily vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) ( contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue)
16% of our recommended daily potassium (contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure)
14% of our recommended daily protein (contributes to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass)
At Arla they believe that organic milk should be available to everyone. Their cows are free range and they graze outside on 100% organically farmed land whenever possible on grass and clover and no artificial fertilisers or herbicides are used.
They rely on traditional crop rotation, with a careful selection of crop varieties to control weeds and pests and to maintain fertility.
Their system of farming encourages wildlife by avoiding manufactured chemical sprays.
Arla is a farmer owned cooperative, therefore farmers own the business and all the profits go straight back into the farmer’s pockets; after all they are the ones who put all their hard work and care into producing a quality milk.
Organic milk is always in my fridge. We use it in tea (and yes I do love a good English traditional cup of tea!) and my children have it for breakfast with granola or cereals.
I also love a little bit of organic milk in my coffee
Of course I also use organic milk in many of my recipes and today I am sharing a recipe for crepes (known as crespelle in Italian) with seasonal asparagus and ham. It makes a good dinner for the family.
#ArlaOrganic milk is available as whole milk or semi-skimmed in 2l bottles
6 thoughts on “Benefits of organic milk and crepes with asparagus & bechamel sauce”
I was brought up on a farm in Germany and my father was part of a cooperative and I also prefer organic milk products. Your crepes look delicious.
Thanks Gerlinde. We love crepes in our family.
mmm…I am drooling over that gorgeous crepe, Alida. Great idea of adding some fresh herbs in it. Now please pass the asparagus rolls over :-))
The fresh herbs add a touch of aromatic taste. Thanks Angie
We always drink organic milk here and have done for many many years. I am sure people will tell me it is a waste of money, but I am absolutely sure that it is full of extra goodness and tastes better! x
I think buying organic food is never a waste of money if it tastes better. I find that organic milk has more of a milky deep taste compared to ordinary milk.