Butter, whipped, with salt

Fun Facts

  1. It takes 21 pints of milk to make a pound of butter.
  2. Butter is made by agitating cream until the fats separate into butter and buttermilk. (The buttermilk you get from the store is artificially thickened.) In fact, you can make your own butter at home.
  3. Most bakers prefer to use unsalted butter.
  4. It’s healthier than you think. Butter has none of the artificial trans fats (associated with the “bad” cholesterol) you get in margarine. If it’s from grass-fed cows’ milk. It also has CLAs, and equal amounts of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
  5. Butter is a source of Vitamin A, which is great for hair, eyes, and skin, as well as Vitamins E, D, and K.
  6. 2 tablespoons of butter have about 8 grams of fat. About 30 percent is monounsaturated fat, the same fat in olive oil.

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