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  • Does Butter Have Trans Fat?

    Question: Does butter have trans fat? Answer: Trans fat comes in two forms: natural and artificial. Natural trans fat can be found in animal products like meat and dairy (butter). Artificial trans fat is added to foods as a cheap method to add flavor. If you see the ingredient “partially hydrogenated oils” as an ingredient, this means the product contains trans fat. Partially hydrogenated oils are created by adding hydrogen to vegetable oils to create a stable product (long shelf life) that is solid at room temperature. Trans fat that comes from partially hydrogenated oil is bad for the body because

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  • Sour Cream vs Butter

    You may have wondered the difference between sour cream vs butter when it comes to topping something like a baked potato. Both are dairy products but they are different in their ingredients, nutrition, and how they are made. Let’s dig into the differences between sour cream vs butter. Ingredients Sour Cream: Sour cream can simply be made with cultured cream. There really is no need for other ingredients. However, several brands of sour cream contain additives. preservatives, and/or thickeners. Other ingredients you might find in sour cream are enzymes, whey, carrageenan, food starch, potassium sorbate, sodium phosphate, calcium sulfate, locust bean

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  • Greek Yogurt Face Mask

    Living in the Midwest, my skin gets really dry during the winter. After the winter we’ve had this year, I was in desperate need of some moisture for my skin. I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Greek yogurt face masks and, since I already know how beneficial Greek yogurt is, I thought I would try my hand at concocting a Greek yogurt mask with my specific dry skin needs in mind. I started out with two tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt contains lactic acid, a remedy against fine lines and wrinkles, as well as protein, which

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  • Where is Ghee in the Grocery Store?

    Question: Where is ghee in the grocery store? Answer: Ghee is a form of clarified butter so you might expect it to be in the dairy section of your grocery store. However, ghee is actually made from butter that has had its moisture and milk solids removed. This makes ghee a shelf stable product. No refrigeration is required. Since ghee is shelf stable, it is not required to be stored in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Ghee can commonly be found in the baking section adjacent to the cooking oils or shortening. Additionally, if your store features an ethnic

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  • Is Ghee Vegan?

    Question: Is ghee vegan? Answer: Ghee or clarified butter has significantly gained in popularity in the United States over recent years. It is typically used in American cooking for frying or in place of cooking oils because of its very high smoke point. Ghee is made from butter. Butter consists of butter fat, milk solids, and moisture. Regular butter is heated until the moisture is evaporated and the milk solids separate. What remains after the milk solids are skimmed away is ghee or the butter fat. The elimination of moisture to create ghee greatly increases its shelf life for several months, if

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