High land milk fat produced on swiss alps during summer months contains significantly higher amounts of unsaturated fatty acids than common summer milk fat. Also conjugated cis/trans linoleic acids and ?-3 fatty acids contents are markedly higher. This result obtained in a single alp study a few years ago could be confirmed in a follow-up work. Results of milk fat analysis from different swiss alpine regions proved to be even more interesting than the primary one. Nevertheless it has to be recognised that there is a great variation among high land milk fat, probably due to rather different plant populations on swiss alps.
Precious milk fat from the high lands