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Gorgeous Guernsey Goodness

A blog peice on why we love Guernsey milk

  • Posted On: 29 September 2015
  • Author: James
  • Number of views: 2183
Gorgeous Guernsey Goodness

Great in coffee, milkshakes, cereal, cooking & of course ICE CREAM!

Ever wondered why Brymor Ice Cream tastes so good? The secret lies in the golden whole milk that our gorgeous Guernsey cows produce for us. Its milk done the proper way- where the cream rises to the top, but it also has some surprising health benefits.


Guernsey milk has a beautiful golden colour to it and that’s because of the high levels of Beta Carotene in it. In fact Guernseys have the highest Beta-Carotene percentage in the world! Without getting too scientific, Beta Carotene is found in green vegetable matter such as grass, and because Guernsey cows can’t digest it, it passes into the milk. It’s a powerful anti-oxidant that is proven to lower heart disease, and as we all know, anti-oxidants have anti-ageing properties…get me another glass!

Guernsey milk also contains three times as much of the fatty acid Omega 3 than other milks so grab a spoon and put the Cod Liver Oil capsules back in the cupboard!

Guernsey milk also is also higher in the following in comparison to conventional Dairy breeds: 

  • 12% more Protein                    
  • 33% higher Vitamin D
  • 25% higher Vitamin A
  • 15%  more Calcium 

Bear with me because this part is a little technical, there are two types of milk, A1 & A2 because of a genetic mutation that occurred way back. The mutation changed a protein in the milk called Beta-Casein, when A1 milk is digested by humans it releases a potentially harmful opioid known as BCM-7 which has a higher connection to heart disease, autism & milk intolerance. A2 milk, which 95% of Guernsey cows produce, does not produce this same opioid and studies indicate is a much healthier alternative. A1 milk is more commonly found in black & white cows and because of their size and higher yields, they are the breeds that are predominantly used across the world’s Dairy industry. We have some customers who come from miles to buy our milk in the Parlour for their children who have autism & they swear that it works wonders.

Finally it all comes down to taste. Guernseys have a very high butterfat ratio in comparison to other breeds (5% vs 3.5% in black & white cows) & it’s that high butterfat that is the key to making our unique & creamy ice cream. So with all the health benefits described above it pays to indulge in our gorgeous Guernsey Ice Cream! 


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