What could be better than the taste of butter? If you choose wisely, butter can be a healthy ingredient in your disease-fighting, anti-aging arsenal.
Once maligned due to a high saturated fat content, butter is now getting another churn. Because saturated fats do not oxidize as readily as polyunsaturated fats, they work well under the high-heat of sauteeing with less concern for creating harmful lipid oxidation products (LOPs).
And that's not all. Butter made from the milk of grass-fed cows is high in a number of beneficial compounds including vitamin K2 and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
Estimated Glycemic Load = 0
Butter absorbs flavors so it should be wrapped airtight for storage. Refrigerate regular butter for up to 1 month, unsalted butter for up to 2 weeks. Both can be frozen for up to 6 months.
Serving size: 1 tbsp(s)
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 9 : 1