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Selection of Margarine over Butter

ByAdam Schihab

Mar 23, 2021
Selection of Margarine over Butter – chef Adam Schihab

New chefs always came across the dilemma whether selecting Margarine or Butter. Both of them have their own positive and negative sides. But in most cases, margarine suppresses the real butter. I am professional chef Adam Schihab, and today, I will elaborate on this topic in more detail. I hope this will clear your idea during the selection of either of those ingredients.

The reason behind that is margarine helps you cook delicious and healthy food because it contains less saturated fat than butter

Chef Adam Schihab

Which one is the best, butter or margarine? This debate has been going on forever till now! While many are still involved in the controversy, we have found textbooks and research to provide you with all the facts you need to know about cooking margarine.

The use of margarine instead of butter in cooking has been prevalent in the past. The reason behind that is margarine helps you cook delicious and healthy food because it contains less saturated fat than butter. 

Let’s discuss the specific difference between butter and margarine?

Quality margarine contains unsaturated fats and less bad saturated fats than butter. Replacing Safa with MUFA and PUFA in your diet helps maintain a healthy/average cholesterol level. Most margarine manufacturers now pay special attention to the amount of salt in their margarine. Most quality margarine is made from a combination of vegetable oils that contain omega 3 and 6 naturally.

Here’s what the experts say about the difference:

Jennifer K Nelson, R.D, L.D of The Mayo Clinic states that “margarine always the better choice over butter when it comes to heart health”. Simultaneously, the Nordic Nutrition recommendation report recommends switching to vegetable and vegetable-based fats as part of a healthy diet.

Here is the basic comparison between these two options:

Margarine Butter
Made with vegetable oil Made with animal fats
Contains ‘good fats’ Contains high cholesterol and high levels of saturated fat
It comes in many different types and combinations of your needs, tastes, and lifestyle needs You have limited health

So we see why more and more people are making the transition from butter to margarine every day.

Above all of these, there are plenty of delicious recipes you can try using margarine instead of butter in cooking.

Cooking with margarine might just re-invigorate your passion for cooking at home, or perhaps it could be the incentive you’ve been looking for! Some fantastic recipes where butter taste is necessary, but you need a proper replacement! All you need is margarine, flour, caster sugar, and egg yolk: simple! There are loads of other tasty, healthy, margarine-based foods available, both sweet and savory.

There are also incredible benefits of cooking with margarine; Did you know that liquid margarine changes from opaque to transparent when hot enough? So you can see as soon as your pan has reached the right temperature. And margarine is not spicy, like other oils, so it is perfect for all your cooking.

So I recommend switching from butter to margarine. Make a try in a new recipe using margarine replacing butter in cooking. You never know – it may end up being a healthy change for the better.

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