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Butter, unsalted

About the ingredient butter, unsalted. Including 1,871 recipes with butter, unsalted, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.

 

What is butter, unsalted?

Butter is a dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream. It is generally used as a spread and a condiment, as well as in cooking applications, such as baking, sauce making, and pan frying. Butter consists of butterfat, water and milk proteins.

Most frequently made from cows' milk, butter can also be manufactured from the milk of other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, and yaks. Salt, flavorings and preservatives are sometimes added to butter. Rendering butter produces clarified butter or ghee, which is almost entirely butterfat.

Butter generally has a pale yellow color, but varies from deep yellow to nearly white. Its unmodified color is dependent on the animals' feed and is commonly manipulated with food colorings in the commercial manufacturing process, most commonly annatto or carotene.

Baking

Unsalted butter fills several roles in baking, where it is used in a similar manner as other solid fats like lard, suet, or shortening, but has a flavor that may better complement sweet baked goods. Many cookie doughs and some cakebatters are leavened, at least in part, by creaming butter and sugar together, which introduces air bubbles into the butter.

The tiny bubbles locked within the butter expand in the heat of baking and aerate the cookie or cake. Some cookies like shortbread may have no other source of moisture but the water in the butter.

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 24mg 1%
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, unsalted is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

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

How much does butter, unsalted 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:牛油,无盐
British (UK) term:
en français:beurre non salé
en español:de mantequilla sin sal

Recipes using butter, unsalted

There are 1871 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Oreo Cookie & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Store-bought chocolate ice cream mixed with toasted walnuts and dried cherries, with homemade oreo cookies make these addictively delicious ice cream sandwiches that will for sure please your sweetest tooth :)

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Very Yummy Brownies

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You can decorate this easy tart to look so elegant, your guests will be impressed.

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Mini Roasted Leek, Onion and Navy Bean Galettes

Mini Roasted Leek, Onion & Navy Bean Galettes

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These rustic pie like galettes were so delicious. Buttery crust and a delicious filling made with roasted leek and onion, and creamy navy beans. It didn't last long. Yum.

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