What is margarine? About the ingredient margarine. Including 2,666 recipes with margarine, nutrition data, and where to find it.
Modern margarines can be made from any of a wide variety of animal or vegetable fats, mixed with skimmed milk, salt, and emulsifiers. Like butter, margarine is about 80% fat, 20% water and solids, flavored, colored, and fortified with vitamin A, and sometimes D, to match butter's nutritional contribution to the human diet.
Margarines made from vegetable oils are especially important in today's market, as they are lower in saturated fat than butter and are generally promoted as the healthier option, although this view has been challenged.
Three main types of margarine are common:
Margarine is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Margarine is a member of the Fats and Oils USDA nutritional food group.
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