Butter Vs MargarineThis is a Brief Blog Highlighting the horrible truth about margarine!!! It is simply not better for you!!!!!!!!!!!! Source: http://wewantorganicfood.com
What is butter?One churns (stirs or agitates) milk or cream long enough and you come up with butter. Butter comes from cows' milk usually, and machines are used to churn the milk or cream until it turns to butter. Assuming the butter is organic, that's it. No further "ingredients" to make it last longer on the shelf. Or some ingredient used for coloring to make it look yellow.
What is margarine?I visited a store and wrote down the ingredients to a famous margarine. You start with vegetable oils. In this case corn oil and soybean oil. Add hydrogen (which makes it hydrogenated vegetable oil). Add whey (the watery part of milk after it has been made to curdle), water and salt. Add emulsifiers (this means an agent used to make oil droplets mix with water), in this case mono- and diglyceride and soy lecithin. I added a simple definition of mono-and diglycerides:
Mono- and Diglycerides are common food additives used to blend together certain ingredients, such as oil and water, which would not otherwise blend well. [From Answers.com]Also added: vitamins A and D3, an unidentified artificial flavoring, vitamin A palmitate (a fatty acid obtained from saturated fats; in this case obtained from vitamin A). Colored with Beta Carotine. Potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate added as preservatives. Yes, this will last long on the shelf. Also, this famous-brand margarine said that it "contains: milk and soy." Your guess is as good as mine as to where the milk is unless one considers whey as milk. It's not quite milk. I hope this bit of information has altered you perspective on margarine, and now you will choose to but real food as apposed to processed junk.!!!!