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Can someone in Australia suggest what butter is best for us Paleos

Answered on April 14, 2015
Created October 04, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Hi fellow Aussies. I am in Canberra and when I go to buy butter there isnt much choice. Is there one butter that is better than another for Paleos?

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:09 PM

havent seen westgold butter down here but i probably wasnt looking hard enough.

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on October 04, 2012
at 12:25 PM

Also I think what you're talking about is 'Westgold', as above in the mark's daily apple thread. By the way I agree about the pARIS cREEK fARM butter. Particularly in Spring/Summer, absolutely delectable!

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on October 04, 2012
at 12:20 PM

Voted up for 'butter saturating the market' :) well played.

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on October 04, 2012
at 10:19 AM

I just read that you are in Canberra. I would be very, very surprised if you couldn't pick up some quality stuff from a local farm.

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on October 04, 2012
at 12:02 PM

I'm not from Australia but when we travel abroad I always grab myself Anchor Brand butter. From what I understand it is produced from free range cattle..organic too. It has a wonderful taste and texture. Difficult to find where I live and when I can find it it is super expensive. :)

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on October 04, 2012
at 10:16 AM

There is a new butter saturating the (health food and organic) market from New Zealand which I forget the name of but is marketed as 'grass fed' and has exciting packaging. It is a very pale yellow and a product of multiple farms. I like to know exactly where my food comes from so I steer clear, but it would be a step above supermarket fare.

In Brisbane there is an organic market Sundays opposite the RBH which stock quality raw, grass fed butter. However normally I buy Paris Creek Farm, it is always a deep yellow and while it might be from Holstein's it is a family run operation who genuinely care about what they're doing. From speaking with them I can tell you the cows are grass-fed year round and fed grain only when milked (3-5 mins, twice daily). They are a biodynamic and organic farm.

If you're in QLD, Baramba is another decent alternative which is more widely available than Paris Creek.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on October 04, 2012
at 12:25 PM

Also I think what you're talking about is 'Westgold', as above in the mark's daily apple thread. By the way I agree about the pARIS cREEK fARM butter. Particularly in Spring/Summer, absolutely delectable!

9c4ba98a3b480408bcf207f558fe659b

(355)

on October 04, 2012
at 10:19 AM

I just read that you are in Canberra. I would be very, very surprised if you couldn't pick up some quality stuff from a local farm.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on October 04, 2012
at 12:20 PM

Voted up for 'butter saturating the market' :) well played.

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on April 14, 2015
at 03:30 PM

Organic Times are certified organic and support sustainable practices. I think they have the best butter on the market and it's made from organic milk from grass-fed cows.

I believe you can buy their products in Canberra as they have a NSW distributor and you can just contact them to find your closest stockists. I met them at the Sustain Organic Expo in Sydney and they were great! They have lots of different yummy products and were really generous with their samples... They were keen for us to try as they know how irresistible they are! We ended up going back to get their showbag as they were definitely one of the best stalls at the show. Their butter really is the best too...

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on March 16, 2013
at 01:44 AM

You definitely want butter from grass-fed cows. Options include

  1. Organic Times (Artisan and specialty food stores)

  2. Westgold (Woolworths)

  3. Woolworths HomeBrand butter (on the basis that it comes from New Zealand)

  4. Pepe Saya is a delicious cultured butter. Amazing for cooking. (Specialty food stores and Farmer's Markets or directly from the factory in Sydney)

  5. Tasmanian Ashgrove (i've only seen this available for sale online)

This is a more comprehensive resource: Grass Fed Butter in Australia

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on January 11, 2013
at 10:51 PM

Grass Fed butter tastes better and one of the ways it is better for you, is that it contains beta-carotene, a Vitamin A precursor. Beta-carotene is absent from grain-fed cow's milk.

You can find more details on brand options and where to buy them in Australia here: http://optimoz.com.au/blogs/news/6752684-second-article-grass-fed-butter-in-australia

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on November 19, 2012
at 02:58 AM

Most Australian butter will be majority grassfed. Ive worked in Australian dairies and the only time they dont eat grass is when they are being milked (twice a day, 20 mins intervals). They chomp on corn and grain, sometimes chaff (dry grass) etc so they relax and let their milk down. It would make up max 10% of their diet. Im more worried about the stuff they put on the grass they eat, dairy farmers love their fertilisers. An organic label would be the best bet.

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on October 04, 2012
at 10:56 PM

I tend not to over think the butter thing too much. That said, the best tasting one (imo) i have found at a good price was from Woolworths (Sydney).

Its called 'Organic Butter' by 'Macro Wholefoods Market'.

Could not find a picture of the butter itself, but here's what the logo looks like http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/Website/Woolworths/Our+Brands/Macro/

'Macro Wholefoods Market' is not exclusive to Woolworths (i think) so you may find it in other shops as well.

good luck

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on October 04, 2012
at 12:23 PM

I daresay this thread will be pretty helpful...

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread49943.html

There is a NZ 'Westgold' butter that is grass fed that is in supermarkets in Sydney, quite probably it'll be in cANBERRA TOO.

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:09 PM

havent seen westgold butter down here but i probably wasnt looking hard enough.

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on October 04, 2012
at 10:15 AM

Is some butter not as good as others in terms of nutritional value? Or is it more about the spreadability and/or taste?

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on October 04, 2012
at 08:22 AM

I live in syd, but hzve been to canberra afew times. Pepe saya is the beez kneez of aussie butter. I can get mine in thomas dux, iga... it is pricy though. If you go the farmers market in canberra, there are a few butter people. I remember eating it from the packaging with a spoon. Freakishly good. I often get the tasmanian butter from coles too.

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