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A chef I know told me margarine is all chemicals whereas butter is totally natural. Which is best for our health, butter or margarine?

Posted by robyn_smithwick, 25th November 2014

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  • I have always used butter. Margarine always tastes plasticky to me. The benefits of the real thing out way the cheaper cost of Margarine.

  • They’re both saturated fat so neither is super healthy. But out if the two, butter is more natural so will be slightly healthier then margarine

  • I too would think butter is the healthier option.

  • Butter is totally pure and therefor absolutely the best !

  • I would think butter was the healthier option!

  • Butter all the way… Even better if you have the food processor to make your own. Marg has oodles of added chemicals… Having said that, everything in moderation!

  • In moderation, they both have benefits.

  • I guess butter is better. Margarine Contains Vegetable Oils and Trans Fats. The main ingredients in most margarines are vegetable oils like soybean or safflower oil. Vegetable oils are mostly unsaturated, which is a problem because unsaturated oils are liquid at room temperature and cannot be used as spreads.

  • You can taste the difference as butter does taste better , but healthwise I think they both have the same benefits… fat .

  • I’ve read that margarine only needs one more ingredient to make it plastic. I opt for butter. Low fat one

  • I was always told butter also from a chef and they leave it out of the fridge all the time also.

  • Butter, but none is best of all. I don’t like the taste of margarine and we’ve never had it and the kids don’t have it either. You get used to not using it. If I need it in a cake or other cooking I always use butter.

  • I’m a butter girl – just take a look at the French women – they aren’t fat!! Do not be scared of fats and stay as close to nature as you can, that’s my thoughts anyhoo!

  • I have read that margarine is only one ingredient away from being plastic. Yuck! Butter is more natural, but gas a high fat content. I go for butter in moderation, more natural has to be the best option

  • Hands down butter!!! Don’t even touch margarine – it’s full of nasties. Always choose foods that are as close to their natural state, and with minimal processing as possible. You can easily make butter at home, but not margarine.

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