Not all milk is created equal. That goes for cows too. Milk made from a mix of cow breads is the industry standard, just not our standard. We use grass-fed cows that yield batches of richer, creamier milk.
All of our “better milk” is Grade A, A2A2 tested and Non-GMO.
We don’t strain the whey in our yogurt, so all those essential nutrients, including calcium and protein, wind up where they belong. In every cup of Orontes. Hey, whey, We like you!
A combination of many different aspects makes Orontes Yogurt the most special yogurt out there. Orontes Yogurt is made from A2A2 milk. All of our milk is produced by local cows. We have a special formula and use a very simple list of natural ingredients that you can read and understand easily as we do not use any artificial additives like most brands do.
A2A2 milk refers to milk that contains only the A2 beta-casein, which is a type of protein, as opposed to A1 milk which contains the A1 beta-casein.
Originally, A2 beta-casein protein was the only type of protein found in cow’s milk. The occurrence of A1 beta-casein in cow’s milk was the result of a newer mutation that occurred approximately 8,000 years ago, but today, nearly all of the milk consumed in the United States contains the A1 beta-casein. Research suggests that milk containing only the older A2 beta-casein protein may be easier to digest and consuming A2A2 milk may help avoid discomfort caused by dairy consumption. For further information on A2A2 milk, you can refer to the book Devil in the Milk by Professor Keith Woodford.
Yes. We do not take away the naturally occurring tasty and healthy fat of cow’s milk while producing our yogurt.
Yes. Milk naturally contains lactose. It is made up of 2 sugars. To remove lactose, the 2 sugars can be separated with a natural enzyme called “lactase” to make it Lactose-Free and able to be enjoyed by everyone.
We source our milk from local farms in Central Pennsylvania whose humane animal welfare practices are certified by third-party inspectors.
Yes, to be able to sell our products nationwide, the federal law requires us to pasteurize the milk we use to make yogurt.
No, all of the cream in our yogurt comes naturally from our milk.
The butterfat content in our cows’ milk changes seasonally. Since we do not add butterfat or remove butterfat from our milk, this change is reflected on the amount of cream in our yogurt.
The butterfat content average of our cows’ milk is at about 4% in July at its lowest and at 4.7% in January at its highest. The thickness of the cream in our yogurt will be a direct result of this butterfat content.
Cup-set yogurt means that we make the yogurt in the cups that we sell them in. This method decreases the amount of processing in the production.
Probiotics are “good” bacteria that keep your gut healthy. Orontes Yogurt contains a number of probiotic live active cultures to help your digestive system.
The cows that produce our milk are fed grass 210 days of the year.
Orontes Yogurt is non-GMO (meaning that our products do not contain genetically modified organisms). Orontes Yogurt is not certified organic as of 2022.
Yes. Orontes Yogurt is certified as kosher with the symbol ⓀD.
No. Here at Orontes Yogurt, we ensure that we use only milk from cows not treated with rBST.
rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin) is an artificial growth hormone that dairy cattle are treated with to ensure milk production does not decrease over time.
Yes, Orontes Yogurt is made from alcohol-free ingredients.
No, we don’t use any artificial ingredients. We take pride in how few, high-quality ingredients we use to make our yogurt.
Chicory is a Mediterranean plant with many health benefits. It supplies the prebiotic fibers in our products as it contains inulin, which aids in digestion.
The top of Orontes Yogurt may sometimes be a bit watery if it is subjected to mishandling or temperature change. That liquid is called whey and it is full of healthy nutrients. Since we do not strain our yogurt or use any preservatives or thickeners, the whey may be more noticeable. The whey can be mixed back into the yogurt or strained for an additional nutrient-rich treat.
You can safely consume Orontes Yogurt within 7 days of opening it for the first time. Make sure to refrigerate the yogurt and tightly close the cup’s lid after each opening.