Butter vs. Margarine: How to Choose
Worst butter: Traditional sticks
Most "original" butter sticks contain 100 calories per tablespoon, a typical serving size. One serving has 11 grams of fat, and 7 grams of it is artery-clogging saturated fatabout one-third of your recommended daily value! It also contains 30 milligrams of dietary cholesterol (10% of your daily value).
Some have even more fat; Ireland's Kerrygold Unsalted Pure Irish Butter, for example, contains 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of it saturated.
If you see terms like "rich," "cultured," or "European style" (or if it's made in Europe), check the label.
Next: Better: Whipped butter
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