What do I have in store?

What do I have in store? Do you also find yourself standing in front of the shelf in the supermarket and thinking, what should I choose? There is so much choice. Take butter for example. You can choose from margarine, low-fat margarine and butter, but that’s not all. How about all the brands. The house brand, dietella, blue band, becel, pro active, bona, latta, etc. And then you have the different types. Light, diet, conscious, omega. It would drive you crazy. But which product should you choose from all these products or is that personal?

What is butter?

Butter is a spreadable fat made from milk. Most of butter consists of skimmed milk fat, i.e. cream, and a little water. Butter is sold in stores under the name butter. Butter, also known as butter, contains vitamins A, D and E.

But what is the best fat for bread?

Butter consists of 80-90% fat. Margarine consists of the same amount of fat, but other vegetable fats are often used. Low-fat margarine and semi-skimmed butter are lower in fat than butter and margarine. The big difference is the composition of fats, with butter there are mainly a lot of saturated fats in the butter. Saturated fats are the fats that are bad for the body because your body does not need them. Please note that this mainly concerns saturated fats and trans fats. Your body does need fat, but preferably in an unsaturated form. Halvarine and margarine are made from three different types of fats. As a result, they contain fewer saturated fats and more important fatty acids such as omega. The oils used to make low-fat margarine and margarine are linseed oil, sunflower oil and rapeseed oil. (This all comes from plants, this is often stated on the packaging as vegetable ingredients). Because of these different types of fat, they often contain more omega than olive oil. With this information it is easier to make a choice between the different types of butter, but that still leaves the different brands.

To notice

To keep the article clear. Now it only concerns Unilever’s three major brands. (This does not mean that other butter is not good, but this makes the article clearer and easier to understand.)

  • Becel: specially marketed for people who want the best for their heart.
  • Blue band: specially made for families.
  • pro-active butter: specially marketed for people who want to watch their cholesterol and therefore contains plant sterols.

What’s in it now?

Unfortunately, the factories keep the recipes for their butter secret, but there is a way you can make your own margarine. The ingredients needed for this:

  • Coconut fat
  • Vegetable oil (sunflower)
  • milk
  • (pasteurized) egg yolk

Margarines and low-fat margarines often have a bad name because it is said that all kinds of E numbers are thrown in . And if you look at the back of a pack of butter (Becel light) there are many different things in the ingredients list. Water, vegetable oils and fats, modified starch, gelatin, emulsifiers (lecithin, mono and diglycerides of fatty acids), preservative (potassium sorbate), food acid (citric acid), vitamins A and D, flavourings, coloring (beta-carotene). Now I look at a package of butter and it says the following: Butter ( euroshopper ) 82% milk fat. Ingredients: Butter (lactose, milk protein)

The choice of butter remains difficult. But if you determine in advance what you find important in a butter. This can make the choice a lot easier. It’s actually very simple, what is your purpose in life? If you are allergic to cow’s milk, it is an option to see if no milk has been used and you will quickly end up with a low-fat margarine or a margarine. If you want a product that has been processed as little as possible, you will end up with butter. If you pay attention to your weight or your cholesterol, you will end up with low-fat margarine (perhaps a special kind).


Spreads for bread from the tub. It remains complicated, what do you choose? What does something stand for? What is good? What should I choose? The choice can be very simple: Do you go for less saturated fat (margarine), do you go for less fat (low-fat margarine) or do you go for no additives (butter). But yes, that still remains the choice for the type of liniment.