Butter is made from cream which comes from a
cow. Margarine is made primarily from oil.
- Which taste butter or margarine?
Most people agree that butter taste better and has been around for hundreds of
- Which is better? First, always consult
your doctor. Life is full of choices and we believe the best choice is
to follow the advice of a medical doctor. If you are going to butter or
margarine -- moderation is the best advice.
- Searching the internet found some disturbing
information on butter or margarine
-- Snopes reports most are half-truths.
In order to make the margarine solid, it is
chemically modified because oils at liquid at room temperature. This process
produces transfats. They are not healthy. But if you want Parve recipes often
margarine is your go to since butter is out. From a health point of view it is
terrible. But in most cases the people at highest risk of problems from butter
are making copious bad food choices and butter is the least if their problems.
Look at the French: Wine cheese and butter and they are healthier.
From a health point of view most of the time when we as Jews try to modify a
recipe from dairy to parve it is toxic nutritionally. Margarine. Mocha mix. Etc.
Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès (Draguignan
24 October 1817 - Paris 31 May 1880) was a French chemist and the inventor of
He was born as Hippolyte Mège, the son of a primary school teacher, but later
added his mother's surname to his own. In 1838, Mège obtained a job in the
central pharmacy of the Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Paris and started to publish
original contributions in applied chemistry.
Mège focussed on fat processing in the 1860s, which culminated in 1869 in a
patent for margarine. His invention involved mixing processed beef tallow with
skimmed milk, and resulted in a cheap but qualitatively good substitute for
butter 'for the working class and incidentally the Navy'. Mège received a
prize from the French government, formally led by Emperor Louis Napoleon III.
In 1871, Mège sold his invention to the Dutch firm Jurgens, one of the pillars