Butter, salted

Fun Facts

  1. Salted butter has up to 2 1/2% salt added to extend its keeping qualities.
  2. A Buttery has nothing to do with butter. It was originally a room where liquors were stored, later a place at universities where students could buy provisions, and then a place where food was served (a restaurant).
  3. Most butter has a moisture content of 16% to 18%
  4. Butter is made from the milk of cows, sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, water buffaloes, and yaks. Camel’s milk has very small fat globules and is difficult to churn into butter.
  5. Butter has been colored yellow since the 14th century.
  6. In 2009 U.S. Butter production was more than 1.5 billion pounds.(1,573,481,000 pounds) (USDA, 2010)
  7. The first creameries (butter factories) in the U.S. began operation around 1860 in New York State.

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