Orizaba, Ver.- Most likely, when preparing desserts, you wonder what is the difference between butter and margarine? Well, although both of them are fat, they have certain differences that you should be aware of. Next, we will tell you what the differences are and what they contain.
Very little is known about the origin of butter, according to research it is believed that its origin dates back to Mesopotamia 9 thousand years ago. V. approximately.
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What is oil?
Butter is the fat that is obtained after churning cream from milk and is also called a solid dairy product.
Butter contains fat-soluble vitamins such as A, E, and K2, as well as minerals such as magnesium, zinc, copper, and selenium, which are helpful in preventing joint diseases such as arthritis, thyroid, and osteoarthritis.
What is margarine?
On the other hand, we have margarine, which was created more recently, namely by the French scientist Hippolyte Mej-Mourier in the 19th century, as a cheaper choice than butter. It was first made from beef fat, however, nowadays it is obtained from vegetable oils and water.
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The most common sources of margarine are: palm, olive, corn, coconut, sunflower and linseed oils.
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This product is rich in vitamins and minerals, we can also find Omega 6 and 3 in it. However, it should be noted that margarine contains cholesterol, fat, preservatives, more calories and additives than butter.
In other words, margarine is created as a lower cost substitute for butter, it is based on vegetable oils, unlike butter, which is obtained after whipping cream, that is, of animal origin.