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Butter

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About This Food

Description

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) 

It is important to only choose organic butter made from the milk of cows who have not been given hormones or consumed feed laiden with pesticides.

Estimated Glycemic Load = 0

 

Selecting & Storing

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.

Special diets
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tbsp(s)

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Calories: 100

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 9 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
11.36 g
Saturated Fat
7.19 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.94 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.43 g
Trans Fat
0.46 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
44 g
ALA
44 mg
EPA, DHA
0 mg, 0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
37 mg
Cholesterol
30.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.01 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.01 g
Sugars
0.01 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
0.12 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
349.86 IU
7%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
7.84 IU
2%
Vitamin E
0.32 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.98 mg
1%
Folate
0.42 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.01 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
2.63 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
3.36 mg
0%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0 mg
0%
Magnesium
0.28 mg
0%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
3.36 mg
0%
Potassium
3.36 mg
0%
Selenium
0.14 mcg
0%
Sodium
80.64 mg
3%
Zinc
0.01 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
22.12 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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