Food scientists at Cornell University recently created a buttery-like spread containing tiny drops of vegetable oil and milk fat in 80% water. They claim that this butter alternative is sustainable and contains all natural ingredients sans any synthetic stabilizers.
In terms of its nutritional value, the spread is low-fat and low-calorie containing only 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories as opposed to an average of 11 grams of fat and 100 calories found in dairy butter.
The experiment was done through a process called high-internal phase emulsions, or HIPEs. Basically, oil is added to water until it reaches a composition of 20% oil and 80% water. Alireza Abbaspourrad, food science professor and senior author of the study (found in the journal ACS Appiled Materials and Interfaces), claims that the final product holds the consistency and creaminess of butter.
Is it BUBBLE Approved?
As the benefits of good fats come to surface in lifestyles like Keto, we see consumers turning away from “low-calorie” and “low-fat” products that are highly processed and artificial. Nonetheless, this new formula may be BUBBLE Approved due to its short ingredient list and ability to wean away from artificial preservatives. It definitely sounds like it could be a strong contender for a plant-based butter alternative.
Check out our healthy, clean label butter picks below!
Countertop Golden Butter This is butter with benefits! Vitamin and mineral-rich, organic, clarified butter blended with turmeric, cumin, cardamom, black pepper and more!
Motha Butta Sea Salt Vanilla Coconut Butter The taste of rich vanilla bean with a soft hint of sea salt. Great as a substitute coffee creamer or smoothie additive, for a rich and creamy texture. Drizzle on top of anything frozen to get that magic shell reaction, or just enjoy it as an added ingredient for alternative baking.
Gold Nugget Ghee Full Year Pasture Raised Ghee Gold Nugget Ghee is made from organic butter, which comes from cows that have year-round access to the green grass pastures in Northern California. This ghee has been lovingly made on a slow flame to remove the water and milk solids.
Black and Bolyard Brown Butters Grassfed brown butter is complex and layered with flavor. Enjoy anywhere that ordinary butter or ghee is used for an added flavor that's rich and nutty. Schmear it on toast, fry eggs, and bake it into cookies and pies.
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