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Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:54 pm

Pass The Butter ~ ~ ~ ~ This is interesting . . . . .

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with
product to get their money back. It was a white substance with food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings


DO YOU KNOW..the difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams
compared to 5 grams.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years


And now, for Margarine..

Very high in trans fatty acids.

Triple risk of coronary heart disease.

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold.

Lowers quality of breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING !

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC.. This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is
added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:

No flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it that should tell you something

It does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value;

Nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not find a home to grow..

Why?

Because it is nearly plastic.

Sourse - http://www.christiansoldierscross.com/pass_the_butter.htm

Emmm...Got this in an Email this morning......Margarine flies out of our fridge !!

Has this put you Margarine eaters off ?

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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:12 pm

Quoting Femme (Thread starter):
It was a white substance with food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.

I believe that e-mail has a number of facts wrong:

Quoting http://www.margarine.org/historyofmargarine.html:

32 states and 80% of the U.S. population lived under margarine color bans. While the Supreme Court upheld such bans, it did strike down forced coloration (pink) which had begun in an effort to get around the ban on yellow coloring. During this period coloring in the home began, with purveyors providing capsules of food coloring to be kneaded into the margarine. This practice continued through World War II.

Personally, I can't stand the stuff, and only use butter.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:18 pm

Quoting Femme (Thread starter):
Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys

In 1869 Emperor Louis Napoleon III of France offered a prize to anyone who could make a satisfactory substitute for butter, suitable for use by the armed forces and the lower classes.[1] French chemist Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés invented a substance he called oleomargarine, the name of which became shortened to the trade name "Margarine". Margarine now refers generically to any of a range of broadly similar edible oils. Some people have also shortened the name oleomargarine to oleo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarine
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:22 pm

I usually use smart balance, which isn't butter or margarine (honestly I don't know what it is but it's non-hydrogenated and has no trans-fat). However, that article seems very biased toward butter and I would never consider it a fair comparison.

Also, I wouldn't trust a source that's main goal is selling $13 plastic-coated crosses...

[Edited 2007-04-05 15:26:45]
 
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:37 pm

I buy Lurpak Danish butter, which costs about a buck more per package but tastes far superior to American butter. Thank you, Wegmans.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:40 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
I believe that e-mail has a number of facts wrong:

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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:41 pm

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 4):
I buy Lurpak Danish butter, which costs about a buck more per package but tastes far superior to American butter

I use the same stuff! It is really great for baking as well as on toast. For other cooking I use the old standby...Land O Lakes.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:41 pm

Best not to use either, or at least sparingly. Both are hardened fats at normal room tempature. Butter does taste a lot better, especially in cooking, baking and popcorn. One semi-alternative are products like 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", a blend of buttermilk and vegetible oils which retains a daily flavor, but without the disadvantages of butter.
 
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:44 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7):
One semi-alternative are products like 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"

That's what I use  Smile
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:53 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 6):
Land O Lakes.

Land O' Lakes is just the wrong shape. Butter should be in chunks, not tube-like. I understand it's an eastern thing.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:07 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 9):
Butter should be in chunks, not tube-like.

I don't follow you Westy, it comes in sticks not tubes.

Now, there are some other products that you are very framiliar with that comes in tubes, but that in itself is another story.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:22 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):
I don't follow you Westy, it comes in sticks not tubes.

Yes, it comes in sticks, but they are long and skinny--like a tube.  Wink

A cube of butter should be 3.25"x1.5"x1.5".  Smile
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:35 pm

I prefer butter, but if I can get it, I use "I Can't Believe Anyone Would Think This Was Butter Even For A Second" - which is OK.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:39 pm

Butter is what's used for cooking, of course, but for toast I really like Fleischmann's. It's made from Olive oil and carries no cholesterol or trans fats, but it looks and tastes just like margarine - even better if you ask me.  Wink
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:56 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7):
'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter",

This or real butter. Nothing else.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:02 am

For me it's real butter for cooking. For topping breads I often use Brummel and Brown spread (a yogurt base).
 
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:08 am

Quoting Femme (Thread starter):
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC

Hasn't anyone seen the absurdity of this statement? What's the @#$%ing molecular formula for plastic??? Hell, there's only about 5,000 different types of plastic!!!

WTF??? Well hell, it's on the interwebby thing, it must be true.

Oh, I use President Sweet Irish Butter.

Margarine isn't even suitable for corn-holing next door's cat.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:10 am

Butter is all I use.
I never ever buy margarine.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:39 am

This is a question for the ages. Margarine and butter have about the same amount of calories. Many margarines have zero cholesterol and butter has plenty. On the flip side butter has no transfats. You are dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.

When I buy butter the only ingredients listed on the package are cream. The package of margarine has a bunch of strange sounding ingredients. I am a butter person.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 16):
Margarine isn't even suitable for corn-holing next door's cat.

So what do you use instead ? Olive oil ?
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:57 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 19):
Olive oil ?

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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:33 am

While I prefer butter, I think if you're looking for credible information from mass emails, I have a bridge in London I want to sell you.

Or better yet, will you share your Nigerian Lotto winnings with me?  Wink
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:41 am

I would assume the Chemistry Dept at the University of Maryland know their stuff  Smile

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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:52 am

Well, I think this answers it fairly well:

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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:41 pm

Quoting Femme (Thread starter):
ONE MOLECULE

Our DNA is less that 5% different than a few mammals. That never stopped me from eating them. god I'm hungry.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:47 pm

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 23):
Well, I think this answers it fairly well:

LOL, I miss the Vicar of Dibley!

(BTW, to keep on the topic, I just bought two pounds of butter today--must bulk buy while prices are low, you know.)
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:55 pm

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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:56 pm

We don't see too much margarine here in America's Dairyland. State law prohibits serving it in schools and restaurants. Margarine is offered if a wimp or pussy requests it.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:00 pm

Butter's only hassle is its spreadability which is why we use Butro.


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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:33 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 27):
Margarine is offered if a wimp or pussy requests it.

You have to love the dairyland. On the trips I have made to Monroe and LaCrosse Wisconsin I loved seeing cheese sold in bars. Many of the local bars had a variety of cheese related stickers on the coolers. I like cheese curds and always get a few small bags of them when traveling in the dairyland. I went to a dairy festival in West Salem, WI once and they had all kinds of great butter, cheese, and ice cream. They also had lots of beer from Heileman (now City). I drank gallons of Special Export and ate pounds of cheese. I felt awful the next day. I would do it again in a minute.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:28 am

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 29):
I like cheese curds and always get a few small bags of them when traveling in the dairyland.

They're best when they're fresh from the cheese vat. Warm, chewy, and really squeeky. Battered and deep-fried are great, too. I could eat a quart of them in one sitting.  cloudnine 



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 29):
they had all kinds of great butter

I wonder how many people don't know there are dozens of kinds of butter. My favorite is unsalted sweet cream butter, which is white in color. Freshly-churned, warm cultured butter on fresh, hot dinner rolls is to die for.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:45 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 30):
My favorite is unsalted sweet cream butter

That is my favorite too.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 30):
Battered and deep-fried are great, too

Those are good, but I like them plain.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 30):
Warm, chewy, and really squeeky

That is the best.... Here in Detroit you can't find them, but right across the river, in Windsor, ON, you can buy them at the grocery store.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 30):
I could eat a quart of them in one sitting

That seems to be a problem with them. I always get them in small bags because I'll eat them all.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:52 am

American butter is very different in taste to the stuff we use here. "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter" was tested years ago but failed to gain a foothold in the market. Home-made butter is very rich in taste, but most people use the dairy spreads such as Low Low or Dairygold, which taste like butter, but have a much lower fat content.
 
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:54 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 32):
"I Can't Believe it's Not Butter"

That's margarine. It sucks here, too.
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:32 am

I use Becel....it is supposed to be one of the better margerines???

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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:46 pm

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 16):
Hasn't anyone seen the absurdity of this statement?

Yeah, I thought that was funny too. After all hydrogen is only one atom away from being plutonium, but they are pretty damn different!  wink 
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 30):
They're best when they're fresh from the cheese vat.

Mmm....cheesecurds!
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:51 am

I never eat butter. And never margarine, only olive oil.
 
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RE: Butter V Margarine - No Contest?

Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:00 am

Quoting Femme (Thread starter):
Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC.. This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is
added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Carbon pencil lead is ZERO MOLECULES away from being diamonds. This fact alone makes be believe I will soon be a billionare. Hydrogen Peroxide is ONE MOLECULE away from being WATER. This fact alone is enough to make me avoid drinking water for life and anything else that has water as a basis.

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