6th October 2019


What is the difference between butter and margarine?

Margarine is a non-dairy product created as a substitute for butter. While originally made from animal fat in the 1800s, today the primary ingredients include vegetable oil, water, salt, emulsifiers, and some also include milk. Unlike butter, margarine isn't something that can be made at home.

In this regard, what was the original purpose for margarine?

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What is margarine made out of?

Whereas butter is made from the butterfat of milk, modern margarine is made mainly of refined vegetable oil and water, and may also contain milk. In some places in the United States, it is colloquially referred to as oleo, short for oleomargarine.

What was margarine originally created for?

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