Clover Frequently Asked Questions

DHA Omega 3 FAQ:

What is DHA?

DHA stands for Docosahexaenoic Acid, which is a long-chain Omega-3 fatty acid. It’s found in most tissues throughout the body, but primarily in the brain, nervous system, and eye retinas.

What is an Omega-3, anyway?

Omega-3s are a type of essential fatty acid found in a variety of foods and cooking ingredients, including fatty fish and vegetable oils. There are different types of Omega-3 fatty acids, but not all are as beneficial to the body as others. Specifically, DHA is the best type for the body and is found in a number of foods, including Clover’s Omega-3 Brown Eggs. Be careful about foods that are advertised as containing Omega-3s, as many of these actually contain the less beneficial type known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

I read that DHA is overrated; what’s the research behind DHA?

In research conducted over the past 15 years over more than 100 different studies, DHA has been found to be beneficial to the health of the brain, heart, and eyes. This remains true at all stages of life, from infancy to adulthood.

Health & Safety FAQ:

What health benefits do dairy products provide for me and my children?

Dairy is beneficial to health in a number of big ways. For starters, dairy tends to contain high levels of calcium, protein, and vitamin D, which are essential for building and maintaining strong bones. For those with high blood pressure, low-fat dairy products have also been found to help reduce blood pressure, along with one’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes.

How does Clover ensure food safety and high quality products?

For your added peace of mind as a consumer, Clover is proud to be HACCP-certified. This means that we go above and beyond to ensure the cleanest, safest, and best quality products by taking extra care during the processing of our dairy products.

Organic FAQ:

What does being USDA Organic mean and how does Clover achieve this certification?

We’ve been certified USDA Organic since 1999, which means we’ve gone out of our way to ensure that our farms only use USDA approved herbicides and pesticides for three years prior to the organic cows grazing on the land, and that we don’t use antibiotics or other medications on our organic cows before they’re milked.

What’s the difference between Certified Organic and “Made with Organic” Products?

Certified Organic products have 95% organic ingredients and have the coveted USDA organic seal, whereas “Made with Organic” products have at least 70% organic ingredients.

Product Nutrition FAQs:

Can you explain more on Whole Milk nutrition?

Full-fat milk can be surprisingly nutritious when compared to its low- or no-fat counterparts. In fact, studies have shown that those who consistently drink whole milk are less likely to develop problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. These are just a few advantages of whole milk nutrition.

What are some cottage cheese nutrition benefits?

Cottage cheese contains high levels of protein, vitamins, and healthy fats. As a result, those who eat cottage cheese can enjoy cottage cheese nutrition benefits, such as weight loss and reduced risk of certain cancers.

Heavy cream vs. heavy whipping cream: what are the differences?

When it comes to heavy cream vs. heavy whipping cream, the main difference is in fat content; heavy whipping cream contains more fat than heavy cream.

Clover Cows and Farms FAQ:

How do you treat your dairy cows?

Our cows live a healthy, happy life; they’re able to thrive in a stress-reducing environment where they have access to fresh water and healthy food. In fact, in 2000, we became the first dairy in the United States to be certified by the American Humane Association (AHC).

Where does Clover get their cows?

We get our Clover milk cows from a number of organic and natural farms across the area.

Where can I buy Clover products?

Find retailers and distributors that carry our Clover milk and other products near you by using our handy Store Locator tool!