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WHAT TYPE OF BUTTER ?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by GraceK, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    Like all other animals you are essentially a lump of fat and protein. It makes sense that you should be getting most of your calories from fat and protein.

    You didn't evolve to eat refined carbohydrates.[/quote]


    D'you know what? That's a very simple but deeply profound statement! :D
     
  2. jumbleannie1VDJQ

    jumbleannie1VDJQ · Well-Known Member

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    Any full fat butter works for me so I go for whatever is on offer. Never have used marg, just don't like the taste, and as for the stuff that claims it tastes like butter, well it doesn't
     
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    SweetHeart · Well-Known Member

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    I love President butter, and also a Swiss butter called Meggle and Dutch Wheelbarrow unsalted. So far, the best place I've found for offers on butter is Waitrose. Our branch frequently has butter reduced and I'll buy as much as I can and freeze it.

    Ju
     
  4. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Lurpak butter and traditonal British butter are made by very different methods so taste very different.
    Most European butters are cultured butters This type is made from fermented cream ie cream left to stand
    They discovered how to industrialise this by adding cultures (lactic acid) to the cream and the making the butter.
    Lurpak is a lactic acid butter.

    British butter is normally made from fresh cream that is churned whilst fresh. It isn't acidified.
    If it's made with pasteurised milk then it's termed sweet cream butter (I can buy raw cream butter but I don't think it's available in the UK)
    Cultured butter is good for cooking as it has a higher smoke point and less water than sweet cream. Otherwise it's a matter of taste.
    (you never know when info can come in useful, I learned that when I worked at the Danish centre for a holiday job, a very long time ago)
     
  5. izzzi

    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi wiflib, :)

    Sadly I have been on a "No fat, no oil , no sugar, and a vegan Diet" during the last 5 months which is showing excellent results. :D

    I am not a vegan yet I am now beginning to understand some of their views. :(

    Personally I would prefer a small dose of butter than marge, but I must wait until this test diet is over. :wave:

    Roy. :)

     
  6. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm certainly glad to know you ... Phoenix the Connoiseur of Fine Butters! :lol:

    Now I have another question to ask - In your opinion si a lactic acid butter better or worse for me than a churned butter that isn't acidified?

    :think:
     
  7. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How long to go Roy? I hope you'll tell us about your results.

    In someways "Paleo" is at the opposite end of the spectrum to "Veganism" (I eat alot of meat). However, lots of the sensibities are the same: both are about high-quality-whole-food. I learned alot from reading Scott Jurek's book ("Eat and Run"), he is one of the world's greatest ever (possibly the greatest ever) ultramarathon runners, and a strict vegan.
     
  8. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Grace
    The Danes would say that theirs is the superior product.(? 'friendly' bacteria; though I doubt they are live) There is slightly less lactose in cultured butters but whether that applies to the industrially produced lactic acid butters I don't know.
    Danish butter comes from a mixture of cows some grass fed for a lot of the year but others not: so some would say that was a problem.http://lurpakusa.com/faq

    Some would say it was best if it was made with raw milk from grass fed cows , set out to stand in the dairy till it ferments and then churned yourself.
    http://www.naturallyknockedup.com/sweet ... -cultured/

    TBH I doubt there is any difference in benefits or not between manufactured products.
    Personally, I won't eat magarine but I don't eat much butter either. :lol:
     
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    Defren · Well-Known Member

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    I think it was the dreadlocks and Dr Martins for a midwife that made your name stick in my memory Libby. Not because I thought it odd, although I have never had dreadlocks, I am the proud owner of a pair of purple Docs, and a professional. I thought I was the only woman of 'a certain age' who had them, so was delighted when you confessed to them as well. I haven't been able to wear mine for a few years due to terrible carb inflicted swelling of my ankles, but I tried them recently and they fit perfectly. Snow and ice doesn't stand a chance against Docs :lol:
     
  10. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    hanadr · Expert

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    I use Waitrose Essentials. It's a perfectly adequate butter, but not a luxury brand. I wouldn' touch anything labelled "LITE/LIGHT2 with a bargepole.
    low carb requires a fairly high fat content to work properly.
    the idea that animal fats are bad is based on BAD SCIENCE and brainwashing!
    Hana
    PS I'm an animal, NOT a plant!
     
  12. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    Like Handar I buy the basic butter for whichever supermarket I'm shopping. It's usually a good 50p cheaper than a bigger brand or own brand.
     
  13. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Waitrose has president butter on offer at £1.20
     
  14. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I started a good thread here. Butter Enthusiasts United! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  15. izzzi

    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    HI borofergie :)



    One month to go on my vegan , no fat no sugar diet, I shall show results when I receive them.

    I find it interesting about the paleolithic diet not having dairy products,

    Roy. :)


     
  16. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    [/quote]


    :thumbup:
     
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