on April 17, 2011
at 10:52 PM
cultured butter is 'better' in the sense that it has less lactose than non-fermented butter, if lactose is a concern for you. lactose is insulinogenic, and can create insulin spikes, which doesn't really help you if you're looking for weight loss.
Butter. The butter-making process separates the majority of milk's water components from the fat components. Lactose, being a water soluble molecule, will still be present in small quantities in the butter unless it is also fermented to produce cultured butter.
taste-wise, it's only a small difference. health-wise, i prefer it. if i had the option of cultured butter over non-cultured, it'd definitely be the cultured buttah! otherwise, i don't worry too much about the difference, because the comparative advantages of cultured butter over non is pretty slight.
on March 02, 2010
at 08:16 PM
Isn't it just taste? I don't think it has active bacteria in it like a yogurt, but it has does have more lactic acid content which makes it tangy tasting.
I really like Kerry Gold's butters products. Their milk is from pastured cows. I wish I had some now.
on March 03, 2010
at 02:25 AM
David, Your name should be George, cuz you are so curious!
Haha... just teasing. I think it's great! Lots of interesting questions.
on January 15, 2012
at 08:47 PM
authentic cultured butter uses cultures to develop the butter. These bacteria cultures, which are not present in regular butter, provide many benefits; the primary benefit being that they aid in digestion. These bacteria are the cause of the lactic acid which produces a slightly tangier taste, and due to the clarification process in culturing butter, the resulting butter is much silkier and richer flavor than regular butter.
So the benefit is it creates a better environment to aid in digestion. A possible result of this would be better nutrient absorption and a minimized bloating effect.
on March 02, 2010
at 08:27 PM
I found this site which has some good info on it. http://frugalhomecooking.blogspot.com/2009/05/what-is-cultured-butter.html It says cultured butter is slightly higher in butterfat content for one thing. It is made from fermented cream instead of sweet (fresh) cream.