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View Poll Results: Which butter would you buy?
TJ's organic butter (grassfed) 0 0%
Kerrygold (grassfed) 3 42.86%
OV's organic PASTURE butter 4 57.14%
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is color the best indicator of the vitamin level in butter? I've been buying TJ's organic butter because it's my cheapest grassfed option at $4.79/lb. But I wonder if Kerrygold (at $5.58/lb.) or OV's Pasture butter (at $7.15/lb.) contains more vitamin A, D and K and so would be worth the extra cost. What do you think? I have recently bought all 3 of these and compared their color, they are all about the same yellow both as butter and after I made some into ghee.


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TJ organic is grassfed? I never even read the boxes on the others! I've always heard "go to TJ and get Kerrygold". I wonder why...

 

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Kerry gold is grassfed and pesticide free I contacted the company. It's also made in small batches.


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when I wrote to Kerrygold they told me the butter is only made in the summer when they are grass-fed- the cows are fed grains and/or soy in the winter- there is no standard that prevents them from doing so- many are pushing the Irish govt to stop this because of the use of GMO in the feed

 

 

 

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Kerry gold is grassfed and pesticide free I contacted the company. 

 

also this is milk gathered from several farms (not owned by them) and Kerrgold does not control (they suggest) what the cows are fed, meaning they do not control if the grass is organic or not

 

 

theirs is not organic because of this and can not be labeled as such


 

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when I wrote to Kerrygold they told me the butter is only made in the summer when they are grass-fed- the cows are fed grains and/or soy in the winter- there is no standard that prevents them from doing so- many are pushing the Irish govt to stop this because of the use of GMO in the feed

 

 

 

 

also this is milk gathered from several farms (not owned by them) and Kerrgold does not control (they suggest) what the cows are fed, meaning they do not control if the grass is organic or not

 

 

theirs is not organic because of this and can not be labeled as such


Oh gee I got a whole different story!

 


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Oh gee I got a whole different story!

 

 

I did it about a year ago- and I waited a few weeks and asked again and that time I asked what makes it NOT organic and I got a different story!

 

do some googling I saw the same thing that I got others did too!

 

my first email back from them was all nicey-nice and with coupons- the second confirmed what I also heard others saying

 

 

 

 

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Color is not a good indicator on it's own.  Many manufacturers add coloring to their butters. 


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I get the Organic Valley pasture butter. I have never felt great about getting Kerrygold butter, if only because it is shipped all the way across the ocean from another continent. If I can get a decent local option I think that is much better for the environment and our economy. The Organic Vally pasture butter is delicious. I usually find coupons and then stock up and keep it in my upright freezer for the rest of the year. I also make a years batch of ghee.
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