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What is butter?

Butter is a dairy product used as a condiment and spread. Butter is frequently used in cooking applications such as baking, pan frying and sauce making.

Butter is produced by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk. is a dairy product and normally used as a spread and a condiment, also in cooking applications, such as baking, sauce making, and pan frying.

Butter comprises butterfat, water and milk proteins. 

If a recipe does not specify unsalted butter you should generally assume that the recipe is calling for common store-bought salted batter.

Butter is sometimes sold in sticks. One pound (~½ kg) of butter consists of four ¼ pound (~ 125 g) sticks.

Stick of butter

Most butters are made from cows' milk, butter can also be made from the milk of other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, and yaks.

Salt, flavorings and preservatives are often incorporated into the butter.

Rendering butter produces clarified butter (ghee), which is almost completely butterfat.

butter cut into pieces

In pastry making, cold butter is often cut into pieces for incorporating into flour.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (227g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1627Calories from Fat 1657
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 184.1g 283%
Saturated Fat 116.6g 583%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 488mg 163%
Sodium 1307mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 0.1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.1
Protein 1.9g
Vitamin A 113% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Butter is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Butter is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does butter weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup 227 grams
1 tbsp 14 grams
1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high) 5 grams
1 stick 113 grams

Dairy and Egg Products

In Chinese:黄油
British (UK) term:
en français:beurre
en español:mantequilla

Recipes using butter

There are 14708 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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