What should we chose : butter or margarine?

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Asked on 2017-12-14 14:28:58
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Pendulum World wrote on 14th of December 2017
Absolutely butter ! Margarine is linked to increased risk of heart decease and cancer.


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The story

Margarine is a spread used for flavoring, baking, and cooking, that was first made in France in 1869. It was created by Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès in response to a challenge by Emperor Napoleon III to create a butter substitute from beef tallow for the armed forces and lower classes. First named oleomargarine from Latin for oleum (olive oil) and Greek for margarite (pearl indicating luster), it was later named margarine.
Whereas butter is made from the butterfat of milk, modern margarine is made mainly of refined vegetable oil and water. In some places in the United States, it is colloquially referred to as oleo, short for oleomargarine. In Britain it can be referred to colloquially as marge.
Margarine, like butter, consists of a water-in-fat emulsion, with tiny droplets of water dispersed uniformly throughout a fat phase in a stable crystalline form. In some jurisdictions, margarine must have a minimum fat content of 80% to be labelled as such, the same as butter. Colloquially in the United States, the term margarine is used to describe - non-dairy spreads- with varying fat contents.
Due to its versatility, margarine can be used as an ingredient in other food products, such as pastries, doughnuts, and cookies.


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