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I hate raw butter. How much am I missing out?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 13, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I've been eating plenty of Kerrygold butter, which I understand is grass-fed, but not raw. I absolutely love it. But when my grass-fed farmer started carrying raw dairy products, I eagerly bought some raw butter. OMG, I absolutely hated it! I could barely choke down my eggs the next morning. How much nutrition am I missing out on by just eating the delicious Kerrygold grass-fed butter that's not raw? I'm so disappointed that I didn't like the raw.

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on June 18, 2013
at 05:20 AM

Thanks. I wish I liked the raw butter, I really wanted to, but the taste just makes me gag. And I guess it makes sense to stick with regular grass-fed since I rarely consume butter unheated anyway. I have yet to try goat milk, but it's on my list.

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on June 18, 2013
at 05:19 AM

I love Kerrygold too. I wish that raw butter tasted as good, but for now I'll stick with the Kerrygold.

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on June 18, 2013
at 02:02 AM

I'm +1ing this post because you just made butter sound f***ing magical.

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on June 17, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Sorry, not all pickled foods are probiotic. You mean "fermented". Not all pickles are ferments.

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on November 28, 2011
at 03:06 AM

Butter isn't nutrient void. It contains, Vit A, E , K2 & D as well as selenium and iodine.

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on November 14, 2011
at 02:04 AM

@PaleoDel -- You're not alone; I too was gravely disappointed to find I absolutely hated the taste of raw butter (Organic Pastures brand, anyway...yech). And I love the taste of raw milk!

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on November 14, 2011
at 01:20 AM

@Mike, when I used the word benefits above I meant in flavor or how I felt afterward. Sorry for any confusion.

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on November 13, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Can't believe you used the B-word... Haha.

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on November 13, 2011
at 09:58 PM

@cliff, I do eat nutritious, whole foods and I wouldn't touch skim milk with a ten foot pole. My question is about butter, and the nutritional benefits of grass-fed butter are well-documented.

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on November 13, 2011
at 09:24 PM

OHH! :-)) Actually, melting your raw butter over hot veggies is not the same as cooking with it, although my use of it to make an omelet is. Anyhow, many people swear by raw butter on their .. gasp! .. bread.

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on November 13, 2011
at 09:20 PM

I gotta agree with Matt. What possible health benefit could raw butter have? The inclusion of lactase to breakdown lactose....which isn't included in the butter?

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on November 13, 2011
at 09:09 PM

Nance, if you cook with raw butter, it's no longer raw. That was my point. Raw vs pasteurized butter though, considering there's little protein there, the effects of pasteurization are minimal.

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on November 13, 2011
at 09:08 PM

Cliff is right, pasteurization = cooking. So sauteeing something in raw butter is the same thing as sauteeing it in pasteurized butter. I don't know if I say butter has zero nutrition though, it's a good source of a variety of fats. It's analogous to coconut oil that most everybody here seems to think is the bee's knees. I'm ok with butter, but it's just a source of fats, there's little more magical about it.

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on November 13, 2011
at 08:54 PM

If you really want to eat nutritiously eat whole foods like whole milk. Butter basically has zero nutrition so who cares if its raw or cooked, I'm actually not even sure if butter has wulzen-factor which would be in cream but maybe not butter. Skim Milk is 1000X more nutritious than butter, butter is basically all the calories with no nutrition.

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on November 13, 2011
at 08:53 PM

That should be "thanks". Dang iPad.

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on November 13, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Ghanks, Cliff. That really clarifies some things for me.

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on November 13, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Pasteurized and non-pasteurized dairy are basically the same except for the wulzen-factor, but if you cook it at all the wulzen-factor is gone. Pasteurization is basically cooking it but doesn't reach high temperatures like frying/baking does. Cooking does more harm than pasteurization.

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on November 13, 2011
at 08:20 PM

Matt I'm not sure what you're saying. Raw butter is unpasteurized, right? That is what does most of the damage. This is different from merely cooking, from what I understand. But please correct me if I'm wrong. I may just be thinking of milk.

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on November 13, 2011
at 08:09 PM

Think about it, you're using raw butter to cook with...

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on November 13, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Maybe if you fry up some kidneys in it the butter will taste good in comparison.

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on February 06, 2012
at 05:53 AM

Kerrygold is absolutely magical medicine i'm convinced. I broke a bone connecting my hand to a couple fingers and in 10 days I was doing everything I normally do with it. Could almost do a pullup or two. It's been three weeks now and my hand is back to completely normal, only a very slight soreness present. The massive gaping wounds on my knuckles from a bike crash have dissapeared and brand new light pink skin tissue replaced everything, it looks beautifully healed. Something about the grass-fed butter with K2 in it, and eating a vitamin D rich diet makes my body heal quicker than I ever remember.

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on June 18, 2013
at 05:19 AM

I love Kerrygold too. I wish that raw butter tasted as good, but for now I'll stick with the Kerrygold.

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on June 18, 2013
at 02:02 AM

I'm +1ing this post because you just made butter sound f***ing magical.

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on June 17, 2013
at 06:54 PM

I upvoted to bring the OP back to "0". No reason to downvote this simple statement of tastes, and, btw

I love my goat who gives me my raw milk. Her name is Sylvia. :)

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

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on June 18, 2013
at 05:20 AM

Thanks. I wish I liked the raw butter, I really wanted to, but the taste just makes me gag. And I guess it makes sense to stick with regular grass-fed since I rarely consume butter unheated anyway. I have yet to try goat milk, but it's on my list.

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on June 17, 2013
at 12:27 PM

Raw Butter and Raw Dairy has extreme amounts of health benefits!!!! Mostly including probiotics and enzymes which are essential to your body. Without probiotics you will have a weak immune system and be prone to diseases like cancer and without enzymes you will die. You're body cannot function without either of these things and today's diets make it so you don't get enough of them. Some raw and all pickled food are filled with both these things. If you cook anything it automatically loses all it's probiotics and enzymes. 100% of them. Raw cheese is also very beneficial :). Best of health!

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on June 17, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Sorry, not all pickled foods are probiotic. You mean "fermented". Not all pickles are ferments.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 13, 2011
at 08:51 PM

@Matt: I suppose you were kidding, but just in case, "raw" butter refers to making it from raw milk that hasn't been heat-treated. It's considered healthier if you can find the raw milk, and it's easy to make such butter at home.

What are you missing? I don't know. I had raw milk and milk products at one time and I liked them but I didn't notice any definite benefits.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 13, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Can't believe you used the B-word... Haha.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 13, 2011
at 09:09 PM

Nance, if you cook with raw butter, it's no longer raw. That was my point. Raw vs pasteurized butter though, considering there's little protein there, the effects of pasteurization are minimal.

67f3387f0308b570c61944addedd183e

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on November 13, 2011
at 09:20 PM

I gotta agree with Matt. What possible health benefit could raw butter have? The inclusion of lactase to breakdown lactose....which isn't included in the butter?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on November 14, 2011
at 01:20 AM

@Mike, when I used the word benefits above I meant in flavor or how I felt afterward. Sorry for any confusion.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on November 13, 2011
at 09:24 PM

OHH! :-)) Actually, melting your raw butter over hot veggies is not the same as cooking with it, although my use of it to make an omelet is. Anyhow, many people swear by raw butter on their .. gasp! .. bread.

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on December 22, 2012
at 04:07 AM

I gotta agree with Matt. What possible health benefit could raw butter have?

 Read Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.  There are many benefits to eating raw butter.  There are lots of recipes in there that will fit right in a Paleo diet.

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