“In fact, there is still controversy about the technical differences between both products and how it relates to our health. Thus, to be able to understand this topic, we will first have to take a few steps back by first clarifying how both butter and margarine are produced and what are the differences.
- How are butter and margarine made?
- The main differences between fat and oil
- Butter and margarine in foods
The controversies related to this topic are due to misinformation and misunderstanding of technological differences.
Lipids, whether they are fat or oil, or saturated, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated fatty acids, are all high energy-dense molecules (caloric). However, oils and fats are also both important for the human diet, since they play an important role in vitamin absorption, such as A, B, and K, as well as hormonal regulation.”