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Butter?

Discussion in 'Type 1.5/LADA Diabetes' started by Kristin251, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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  2. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I was actually looking for this info yesterday and it apparently depends on the fat content - the higher the better the cream will freeze. Anything over 35% fat should apparently be OK: https://www.grahamsfamilydairy.com/news-events/blog/can-you-freeze-double-cream
    And for your US heavy cream - another how to do it link:
    https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-freeze-heavy-cream-1388376


    I've always eaten butter since I was a small child over 70 years ago - my mum was a great fan of it and one of her great joys in her old age was when they retired to Cormwall and lived close to a farm shop that sold their own butter. She was a great believer in having a little bread with her butter and lived to over 95 - however my magerine eating mother-in-law was well over 100 at her death - so go figure! :wideyed:

    Robbity
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I use 35%fat cream so that explains why i don’t have a problem with freezing.
     
  4. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    This is too funny. Our ALLOWED BACK INTO WISONSIN, the dairy state where KG was illegal to sell here now has ‘ product of US on the label. Lol

    I have those 2 oz condiment cups and just froze it. Haven’t tried it yet but ingred were cream and gellan gum ( yuk). No carbs so just cream

    Do you get cream without gellan gum or carrageenan.
     
  5. BunsenHoneydew

    BunsenHoneydew Prediabetes · Active Member

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    What's special about Kerry gold?
     
  6. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    It's main claim to fame is that it's made with milk from Irish "grass fed" cows, which I've always assumed is the case with UK butter anyway, but may not always be the case in the USA? It's apparently richer in nutrients than that from grain/non grass fed animals.

    Robbity
     
  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    It is from grass fed cows and tastes delicious. The cows are predominantly grass fed all year round. According to the website, 85% grass fed. 15% supplements.
     
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    We sure do. Just having a strong cup of coffee and cream. Nothing but cream on the ingredient list.
     
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    sunburst69 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Other posts address the technical differences - all I know is that it's the best tasting I can buy from the store here in Florida.
     
  10. BunsenHoneydew

    BunsenHoneydew Prediabetes · Active Member

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    I'm going to give it a try. See if I can "taste the difference" LOL
     
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  11. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I’ll have to search a little and see just how bad gellan gum is. Some have carrageenan and I don’t touch that

    So did an experiment last night with butter. Wasn’t perfect as I couldn’t sleep and had ahalf glass wine and a nut and butter fest.
    Went to bed at 81. After the gorge around 2 am I was 98. Fasting at 7 am 78. Mine hasn’t been that low in a long time. It used to be but not since my virus.

    Hopefully I won’t need the midnight wine and nuts and will just eat the butter before bed for a truer experiment
     
  12. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    It’s comfimed.
    Butter both before meals keeps bs lower.

    Even better, it totally helps my DP.

    Not too much of a hardship!!!
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Yipeee Butter!!!
     
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  14. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Yay

    The most amazing thing is the fasting change. I might have to drop basal a bit. I did last night and woke up at 91 instead of 120 and I took one less unit.
     
  15. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Glad to see you have found something to help you that works, Thank you for sharing this experiment.
     
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  16. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Who knows.... maybe I’m doing something else different but I don’t think so and it’s been pretty consistent. I know my meals are the same exact thing.

    I’m giving a very loud knock on wood.
     
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    An in-depth comparison between Kerrygold and organic butter here:

    https://www.nwedible.com/grassfed-vs-organic-butter-and-which-one-will-kill-you-faster/
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My favourite is the butter with sea salt from Lidl. Absolutely divine to eat on its own.

    Bad news on the lactose front, though. There is some in cream, just not very much. I am assuming that the carbohydrates listed on the pack are predominantly lactose but that the fat buffers the lactose for the lactose intolerant. There is even a tiny trace in butter (allegedly) although at 0.1 grams per 100 grams you aren't really going to notice..
     
  19. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think the message from this report is that the grass used for pasture in the USA may have more contaminants than the grass in Ireland. So the dioxin pecking order is Irish Grass fed -> USA Organic -> USA grass fed

    I do know that Irish grass usually gets washed very thoroughly (in the finest natural rain water) before the cows are allowed to eat it.:rolleyes:
     
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