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Trust a cow . . . . or a chemist?

When it comes to the debate of butter vs margarine there is a wealth of information on the internet. Unfortunately, there are times when even the professionals say things that challenge common sense, or support theories from the dark ages. For example, when they tell people that vegetable oil laden with emulsifiers, colourants and artificial ingredients commonly known as margarine is better for you than butter.
This is a topic that could potentially take over our blog so for this article, let’s simply look at how each is made:

Butter is made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk, to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk. Put butterfat in a container and use.
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This is like a science experiment so I’ll do this in point form. Stage 1 is called refinement where the oil is extracted from seeds or beans and refined. Stage 2 is called processing where oil and other materials are added and made into margarine. Continue reading Trust a cow . . . . or a chemist?