Butter or Margarine?

by Vinaya HS on July 17, 2006

in General Stuff,The Mumbai Blog

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Butter and margarine have almost the same total fat and calories, about 81% fat and 729 calories per 100 grams and both should be used in small quantities. Margarine is made from assorted vegetable oils that have been heated to extremely high temperatures (a process known as hydrogenation) during which trans- fatty acids are formed. Trans fatty acids are found to increase cholesterol and studies show that trans fatty acids are linked to heart disease. However, the natural trans fats in butter do not raise blood cholesterol in the same way as the artificial trans fats in margarine.

Butter is made from sweet or sour cream and though high in saturated fats and cholesterol, butter is preferable as it is a natural product compared to highly processed margarine.




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Smiling Girl July 17, 2006 at 5:56 PM

Ashtu dodda post hege barilikke agatte andre… adu barilikke start madidre, tale alli irudella bariva tanaka agodilla.. adakke.:)

Let me know if u didnt understand my Mangalorean Kannada.. :)

Vinaya HS July 17, 2006 at 6:48 PM

Artha aaytu :-)

Idanna nodu. One big comment has come addressed to you. You might want to respond to it.

http://www.vinayahs.com/archives/2006/07/08/kargil-from-surprise-to-victory

Anoop July 17, 2006 at 8:57 PM

Here we call Sugar as Sugga!!! hahaha..Strange english alva..its called Singlish…and None understands if i say Ghee…we must say Margarine..

Smiling Girl July 19, 2006 at 1:22 PM

Responded!!
Thanks for letting me know…
And if its a friend of urs, let him know that I didnt mean to be rude either.. this is the kind of person I am… :)

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