Milk has long been recognised for its high calcium content, but many people don’t know milk also provides a significant portion of the vitamin B12, iodine, riboflavin, phosphorous and potassium Australians need to consume in their daily lives. Milk also has protein, vitamin A and zinc – adding up to a whole lot of goodness in a single glass. As opposed to alternative ‘milks’, traditional dairy comes naturally with all of those nutrients, there is no need for us to add any nutrients to provide health benefits. For example, in order to get the same amount of calcium as found in one 250ml glass of milk, you would need to eat 32 brussels sprouts or 21 cups of raw chopped spinach – we reckon having a glass of Bannister Downs milk is a good idea, which at the very least, involves much less chopping!
Though traditional dairy has not been linked to weight gain or obesity, those wishing to opt for a low-fat dairy option such as our All Lite Milk, are not missing out on any naturally occurring nutrients – we only take out a small amount of cream and leave all the goodness and flavour during our minimal intervention processing system.
Doctors, dietitians and health industry experts acknowledge traditional dairy is an important part of a balanced diet, as it forms one of the five essential food groups recommended by the Australian Dietary Guidelines. In fact, the current Australian Dietary Guidelines acknowledge that the consumption of dairy products like milk is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, some cancers and type two diabetes. Milk also has nutrients which are beneficial to teeth and bone health and has been recommended alongside water as one of the preferred drinks for growing children by the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
Many Aussies are actually not getting enough serves of dairy a day, with about 8 out of 10 adults failing to get their recommended intake.
Even though many Australians recognise the importance of calcium and other nutrients present in dairy, concerns often arise over the ethics of enjoying a glass of traditional cow milk. We can assure you, our dairy is committed to operating at world class standards of animal welfare and environmental sustainability so you can enjoy your daily serves of Bannister Downs Dairy products with confidence.
If you are looking for the closest location to purchase your Bannister Downs Fresh milk, creams and flavoured milks, head to our store locator where you will find a list to choose from, according to your most convenient location
Designed over several years by Bosske architects and constructed by Perkins Builders (Bunbury) the Creamery was a large and exciting project for everyone involved. Apart from winning several design and construction awards, it is a wonderful place to see our girls each day, to process, fill and dispatch our products daily and to do our best to look after our team and customers from our administration. Click here to read in more detail