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health benefits of non-pastured butter?

Commented on October 24, 2014
Created July 20, 2011 at 3:02 AM

Whenever I read about the benefits of eating butter it's usually in reference to pastured butter, which I haven't been able to find over here (I don't think kerrygold butter is available in Canada and haven't seen any other brands either) Is butter still beneficial even if it's not grass-fed? I would give the brand I usually buy but I don't think non-Canadians would be familiar with it. It's cultured butter if that makes any difference.

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:52 AM

Haha "great source of fat, cholesterol..." Suck it dr oz.

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:31 PM

They also sell butter oil and cod liver oil by Green Pasture but they sell quick! Get on their mailing list.

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on September 22, 2011
at 03:50 AM

I tested the butter and it's definitely creamy and rich. The color is a bit on the pale side.

0290bfcb8edb28664789c7654da5fc63

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on September 21, 2011
at 08:48 PM

It seem that Organic Valley Pasture Butter is made with the same conditions, check the answer from their representative (ANGIE) here http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/butter/pasture/ .

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on July 21, 2011
at 01:01 AM

I'm totally blanking on the brand of cultured butter I usually buy. But right now I'm also using Cows Creamery (yeah the ice cream store!) butter, which I should maybe be ashamed of but I like it, and Liberté goat butter.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:55 PM

I've looked in so many stores. Any PHers in the Lower Mainland who have found pastured butter want help me out and tell me where they buy it?

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:18 PM

no doubt, and nothing tastes worse than stuff cooked in canola oil.

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:12 AM

Woo Canada! What butter brand do you buy? I still haven't been able to find any pastured butter around here (Toronto). I buy L'Ancetre (http://www.fromagerieancetre.com/fr/Butters.html).

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:50 PM

There have been a number of scientific studies done which show health benefits to butter. I'm fairly certain they didn't specifically study pastured butter. So, in the very least non-pastured butter is a great source of fat, cholesterol, lecithin, etc.

071e9d3b18287ee5c27b850cdbee549b

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on January 28, 2013
at 01:52 AM

Haha "great source of fat, cholesterol..." Suck it dr oz.

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on September 21, 2011
at 08:39 PM

I asked Fromagerie L'Anc??tre about their organic butter and they told me their cows were eating grass mostly but they are completing with organic grains during winter.

From their website: "Organic certified products contain neither preservatives nor modified dairy ingredients. Organic dairy herds are given neither growth hormones nor antibiotics, and their quality of life is respected. They are free to graze in the fields and pastures, and enjoy top grade cereals and grains. In short, they are treated well!"

Source: http://www.fromagerieancetre.com/fr/Why-eat-organic.html

I wonder, being non-100% grass-fed, how does it affect the quality of the product ?! I guess this post http://paleohacks.com/questions/3723/importance-of-dark-yellow-orange-butter answer the question ;-)

0290bfcb8edb28664789c7654da5fc63

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on September 21, 2011
at 08:48 PM

It seem that Organic Valley Pasture Butter is made with the same conditions, check the answer from their representative (ANGIE) here http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/butter/pasture/ .

0290bfcb8edb28664789c7654da5fc63

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on September 22, 2011
at 03:50 AM

I tested the butter and it's definitely creamy and rich. The color is a bit on the pale side.

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:10 AM

Grain fed butter is still so much better than margarine and other fake crap in my opinion. Search harder for pastured stuff though, if anything for the taste in addition to the health benefits.

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on October 24, 2014
at 11:09 PM

More and more info is coming to light about the ghastly things they do to oil to turn it into margarine. Not only is it indigestible itself, but some components can actually block the absorption of vitamins etc -- including fat-soluble ones. I'd sooner eat axle grease LOL at least it doesn't pretend to be food!

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:55 PM

I've looked in so many stores. Any PHers in the Lower Mainland who have found pastured butter want help me out and tell me where they buy it?

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on July 20, 2011
at 12:56 PM

If you get organic butter you can be pretty certain that the cows received at least some pasture.

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:14 AM

The vitamin E seems to provide a lot of the heart-health benefits so I'm sure any butter is still better than using vegetable oils to cook with.

2dad7737b9f5eacdcc8c1c00f4d0d546

on October 24, 2014
at 11:10 PM

How on earth did canola oil come to be considered food??? Honestly, talk about the triumph of marketing over facts.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on July 20, 2011
at 03:18 PM

no doubt, and nothing tastes worse than stuff cooked in canola oil.

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on May 17, 2013
at 06:44 PM

I am not a paleo eater (far from it), but I use L'Ancetre butter almost exclusively (unless my husband goes and buys something else instead). It is great! I never thought about stocking up for the winter! We eat a lot of butter but I am sure, not as much as you people do. I wish I could stock up milk too! When is the best time to buy and stock up? I use it to make ghee and yum! I can't stand even the smell of store-bought ghee brands anymore.

2dad7737b9f5eacdcc8c1c00f4d0d546

on October 24, 2014
at 11:08 PM

Late summer/early fall is the traditional time to stock up. The cattle have had all summer to fill up on grass, cows are producing loads of milk (generally), and they haven't yet started eating the winter accommodation diet. I wait until October if I need to stock up, but I live in a balmier climate.

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:29 PM

For those living in the Lower Mainland, North Vancouver Ethical Kitchen will sell L'Ancetre butter in blocks by requesting an order. It works out to $8.50 a pound.

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:31 PM

They also sell butter oil and cod liver oil by Green Pasture but they sell quick! Get on their mailing list.

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