Despite years of being warned that butter is bad for you, Americans are looking the other way. Sales of the rich stuff now top $2 billion a year in the U.S. â€” a 65% increase since 2000 . The American Butter Institute also reports that per-capita consumption is now at a 40-year high of 5.6 pounds.
In other words, thereâ€™s a whole lot of spreading going on.
And for good reason, say the foodies who are behind the butter boom.
Mmmm...butter. I roll it into little balls, push sticks into them, freeze 'em and presto, cheap lollipops for the neighborhood kids. They love them. I also make eclairs but inject butter as the filler instead of custard...mmm, mmm!
John Beechy wrote: Raw butter good. Margarine yucky.
Yes, yes, yes! I buy butter when it's on sale, and it's one of my main staples. I put it in my coffee, slather it on my vegetables. My other favorite fat is coconut oil, and I use a lot of that also. Since I started using so much of these good fats I'm even losing weight, a lot of weight, feel much better too.
We hear so much about olive oil, but most of it is adulterated with fake oils, GMO canola, all the vegetable oils are deadly cheap rancid fake oils.
Animal fat is wonderful, the body craves it, the cells need it -- but the animals are fed so much GMO corn that it's in their fat, so lately my body is saying stay away from meat and animal fat. If I can get meat I know is grass-fed, great. I'd love to get some grass-fed lard or sausage. Sausage is the best food, so nutritious and delicious.
Big Agra meat is not healthy for us, but meat is definitely something our bodies crave and need for health.
Lots of people are raising their own chickens, and eggs are also a super food, especially the yolks. I eat a lot of eggs, preferably raw blended up with raw milk and bananas and whatever else.