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Do you find pastured butter to be hyper-palatable?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 30, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I know some may find this a bit gross, but I have recently started eating cold slices of slightly salted pastured butter. I don't put anything else on it, I just let it melt slowly in my mouth. I find it to be an extremely pleasurable experience, and I will often do this as a "dessert." I will often have a desire for butter even after I've eaten a large meal and am full.

Is this craving for butter a function of its palatability (and thus should be limited) or a sign that I'm in need of some essential nutrients that the butter is providing?

I could easily eat half a stick of butter in one sitting, and I'm wondering if that is normal. I feel like it probably isn't...

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on April 01, 2012
at 03:47 PM

Perhaps the hyper-palatability hypothesis should be tested on ancestral foods - do you gain weight on pastured butter like Kerrygold??

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on March 31, 2012
at 03:44 PM

The hubby and I go through 1 pound of Kerrygold a week + other natural animal fats. I find telling people about Kerrygold is the easiest to get them started (or interested) in an ancestral lifestyle ...

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on March 31, 2012
at 06:53 AM

I pay about $2.70 for 1620 calories of pastured fat in a Kerrygold package. I think that's a hell of a deal!

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on March 30, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Thanks Meghan!!

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on March 30, 2012
at 09:11 PM

Of course butter is palatable. That's why you do it. If your goals are to lose weight I wouldn't eat butter straight, call me crazy.

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on March 30, 2012
at 08:11 PM

Eric, I seriously appreciate your style in answering questions.

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on March 30, 2012
at 07:15 PM

I'll quickly comment that Sally Fallon, the president of the Weston A Price Foundation, adds half a stick of butter to her oatmeal porridge. We are all different and constantly changing. I would not do something like this today but I won't say I'll never have an interest. I used to hate all seafood and now love a large variety. It's not weird. Is it normal? No. Is being overweight normal? Yes....

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:46 PM

Same here. Fat already in meat or when I eat nuts sparingly is my "favorite" way to eat it. Vegetables cooked in coconut oil is fine too...but I don't think I could take down straight fat or drink straight heavy cream like some people here.

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:51 PM

WHOAH. That's a ton of butter! I wish I could afford that hahah.

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:35 PM

Ever tried butter on chocolate? It's the bees knees. I'm gonna try this, love salami.

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on March 30, 2012
at 03:43 PM

I finally had to stop buying Kerrygold. I was going through one to two full blocks a week just eating them one slice at time. It turned into a substitute for my much-missed Haagen-Dazs. So the answer to your question is - yes, I find it hyper-palatable!

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:28 PM

If it is pastured butter, I am right there with you. I think this is because it is good for me.
I don't think it qualifies as hyper-palatable, though the word itself is so ill defined as to be unhelpful.
Good butter is delivering nutrition, while whatever is supposedly h-p is delivering a chemical profile to the tongue, sans any nutrition but with gluten, soy, omega-6 oils, HFCS, or whatever other evil they can dream up. Plus, we seem to mysteriously be losing weight and keeping it off while eating butter. Indeed, one of the things I started telling my friends was that the more fat I had in the fridge, the less I had on me. Obviously, I also meant that I was eating a lot of fat.

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:29 PM

I remember, when I was an Army wife, a friend of mine on post who would bring over sliced hard salami and unsalted butter... we'd eat the salami slices with a thin layer of unsalted butter spread on it, and it was AMAZING.... now that your post has reminded me of this, I may have to pick up some salami from our local charcuterie this weekend!

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:35 PM

Ever tried butter on chocolate? It's the bees knees. I'm gonna try this, love salami.

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on March 30, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Even though I get 50-60% of my calories from fat, I don't find pure fat, by itself, even remotely palatable. I'll happily put a large pat of butter on my steak, but I would derive no pleasure at all from sucking on a pat of butter.

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:46 PM

Same here. Fat already in meat or when I eat nuts sparingly is my "favorite" way to eat it. Vegetables cooked in coconut oil is fine too...but I don't think I could take down straight fat or drink straight heavy cream like some people here.

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on March 30, 2012
at 09:13 PM

I have this problem with pastured heavy cream. One morning I made "ice cream" with a carton of Natural by Nature cream (just put it in an ice cream maker) and by the evening I had finished the entire batch.

Luckily I didn't gain any weight :D

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:17 PM

I find any salted butter palatable. There was a time when it was my primary calorie source. Pastured just has more delicious flavor.

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:14 PM

When rushed to get out of the house and hungry, I may have been known to just eat some butter right off the stick. Ditto coconut oil or the lard left in the pan from breakfast. I often add a tablespoon or two of butter to my coffee and steam it into the milk. Our family of four eats at least one Kerrygold package a day. I eat about 3500 calories a day and am active but not doing ANY sort of HIT. I've lost three pounds this month and my blood work is perfect.

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:51 PM

WHOAH. That's a ton of butter! I wish I could afford that hahah.

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on March 31, 2012
at 06:53 AM

I pay about $2.70 for 1620 calories of pastured fat in a Kerrygold package. I think that's a hell of a deal!

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on March 30, 2012
at 03:55 PM

Yup!

And I've been using it as an energy booster for late night studying. Wow! It really does work like a cup of coffee, but allows me to sleep after I'm finished. (And F.Lux doesn't hurt either.)

I think I eat about a stick a day...so according to CW I should weigh 300lbs.

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on March 30, 2012
at 03:37 PM

I find goat butter to be super hyper palatable, much more so than cow butter: http://meyenberg.com/catalog/european-style-goat-butter-p-47.html

I have my local Natural Grocer (formerly Vitamin Cottage) order it for me for about $4.50 per 8 ounce package. Meyenberg's online store, Whole Foods and Amazon charge almost twice as much.

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on March 30, 2012
at 02:48 PM

It is very palatable.

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on March 30, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Thanks Meghan!!

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on March 30, 2012
at 08:11 PM

Eric, I seriously appreciate your style in answering questions.

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