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Kerrygold: salted vs unsalted

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 25, 2011 at 4:42 AM

Some people on here have mentioned they use salted Kerrygold. From a paleo perspective, does it matter if you use salted or unsalted Kerrygold? Besides for baking, is there a benefit of one over the other?

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on May 17, 2011
at 05:46 PM

"From a paleo perspective." - Um, butter is not paleolithic and neither is salt. I would go with the salted - it tastes better on broccoli!

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on February 25, 2011
at 05:56 PM

I've only ever had the unsalted. There's really that much of a difference? Good to know.

58cc17a77bca6e503dcf6bf6471b76a1

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on February 25, 2011
at 05:24 PM

Wow good to know! I used to think to get unsalted KG butter which Costco around my area doesn't carry..

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on February 25, 2011
at 04:40 PM

Kerry Gold is supposed to be from grassfed cows. Better/Worse? Your decision. I don't think anyone's done any real chemical comparisons between regular, organic, and grassfed butters.

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on February 25, 2011
at 04:07 PM

You should make a new question of this...

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on February 25, 2011
at 03:28 PM

very true carly. i have posted comments elsewhere that it doesn't make a difference if you use salted or unsalted butter for ghee. they both come out unsalty and buttery. the salts seem to stay with the foamy milk solids.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 25, 2011
at 01:09 PM

Mmmmmm, butter by the spoon *drools*

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on February 25, 2011
at 04:51 AM

Unsalted. You can always add salt!

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on February 25, 2011
at 05:28 AM

Yep, I agree with unsalted. A tablespoon of the salted packs 100mgs of salt. I'm not a salt-o-phobe, but, when I salt my own food, I am not using that much salt. Regardless of any potential health issues with the salt, food is always better when you can season to taste. Pre-salted foods make that a bit trickier.

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on February 25, 2011
at 01:54 PM

I remember hearing once a million years ago that the salted butter is the less-desirable/older/weird-tasting stuff that they could only sell salted.

Probably not true, but I still only buy unsalted.

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2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 25, 2011
at 01:09 PM

When I clarified my salted Kerry gold it appeared to take most of the salt out of it with the milk solids any way. My clarifed butter doesn't taste salty at all.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on February 25, 2011
at 03:28 PM

very true carly. i have posted comments elsewhere that it doesn't make a difference if you use salted or unsalted butter for ghee. they both come out unsalty and buttery. the salts seem to stay with the foamy milk solids.

58cc17a77bca6e503dcf6bf6471b76a1

(478)

on February 25, 2011
at 05:24 PM

Wow good to know! I used to think to get unsalted KG butter which Costco around my area doesn't carry..

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A5ead9de259ae72f2165ecb12f4ae764

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on February 25, 2011
at 02:30 PM

What is the best use for Kerry Gold? And how is it better than organic butter for cooking?

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on February 25, 2011
at 04:07 PM

You should make a new question of this...

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on February 25, 2011
at 04:40 PM

Kerry Gold is supposed to be from grassfed cows. Better/Worse? Your decision. I don't think anyone's done any real chemical comparisons between regular, organic, and grassfed butters.

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on February 25, 2011
at 09:51 AM

It's much easier to eat the unsalted with a spoon.

If you want added salt, put it on the outside of the food to enhance it.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 25, 2011
at 01:09 PM

Mmmmmm, butter by the spoon *drools*

65660697ed243c7980725fd014eb00e0

(494)

on February 25, 2011
at 05:56 PM

I've only ever had the unsalted. There's really that much of a difference? Good to know.

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