Butter. Glorious. Butter.
I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who hates butter. Moist, Squishy, Goodness that was solely created to make people happy.
Butter isn’t the devil the world has made it out to be. Contrary to popular belief, it is a great nutritional source that can help protect your heart, fight cancer and protect your brain. The only thing to keep in mind is moderation..as is the case with most things in life. Needless to say if you eat of tub of butter, you are going to get fat. Sorry but that’s the simple truth. 1 tbsp of butter is roughly 100 calories which my fellow-cardio folks will know takes about 20 minutes to burn on the treadmill. Simply put – Eat.it.in.Moderation.
Butter is great, but grass-fed butter is truly amazing. It is rich in vitamins and helps prevents heart disease. Overall, butters are far superior substitutes to modern day cooking oils and especially beneficial for women suffering from PCOS as I’ve already explained in this post. To understand what grass-fed butter is and why is it better compared to normal butter read this post.
It’s important to know where the food you eat comes from. Kerrygold’s cows spend 10 months in the year grazing Irish pastures which is higher than cows from any other country. This is important because it proves that the company you’re purchasing products from is ensuring the best possible nutrition is available to their cows. However it has recently come to light that during winter, the cows are fed grains from unknown sources. Kerry Gold has admitted that about 3% of the grains they feed during the winter may contain GMOs. However, their butter itself is GMO-free. Since we don’t have access to local farmers here in Dubai, Kerrygold is a great alternative as their butter is still nutritionally rich. Their cows aren’t injected with hormones to produce more milk and they don’t use pesticides in their pastures. Personally, I love Kerry Gold and usually buy the unsalted version.
2. Anchor Pure New Zealand Butter at Carrefour, Spinneys and Choitrams
Anchor is hormone and additive-free and is produced from cream from free range cows in New Zealand. There isn’t much information available about the brand and it’s industry practices. I have written to them requesting them for information and will update this post once I hear back.
Conclusion – From all the research I’ve done, there are only 2 grass-fed brands available in Dubai. If you do happen to know of other grass-fed butter brands, let me know about them in the comments section below.
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