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  • A Primal Butter?

    I am looking to cook w/ butter. When I go to the store I see various options... what is the most primal?

    Non salted? Salted? There seem to be many varietals...
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  • #2
    A lot of people choose organic or raw. Im too poor to spend 6.00 on butter so I just get salted w/o antibioltics or hormones
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    • #3
      Yeah, there's a pastured option out there but it's pretty spensive if you cook with butter a lot.

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      • #4
        Have you thought about going the ghee route instead of butter? Most people tend to go with raw/organic unsalted I believe.
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        • #5
          Ghee is the most primal butter due to lack of casein but in my opinion it also tastes horrible. I would rather cook with coconut oil or animal fat and the only thing I use butter for is on some steamed vegetables when the meat I'm eating is too lean. I think I have a casein sensitivity though so butter might be out. Everyone should get a basic food sensitivity test in my opinion.
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          • #6
            Awesome thanks guys.. will scout out raw/organic unsalted this week at the local grocery.
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            • #7
              I buy KerryGold Irish Butter made from pastured cows. I can't find raw butter anywhere and this is the closest I can get to good quality butter and the price is comparable to other organic (not necessarily from pastured cows). And I make ghee with it at home.

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              • #8
                Butter is actually quite easy to make at home if you have a blender or food processor. If you can find quality heavy cream you can make your own.

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                • #9
                  I've also been using Irish butter and organic. I went to find Ghee yesterday, it was pretty pricey. I'm going to stick with plain old butter.

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                  • #10
                    @smitzma, the procedure to make ghee at home was discussed in this thread, in case you are interested in making it at home:

                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Ghee-vs-Butter

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                    • #11
                      I second Geoff's reply. Get some raw cream if you can find it. I buy the local diary's grass-fed cream when it goes 50% off due to expiring the next day. Sometimes I buy 3-4 cartons and get a weird look from the clerk. Then I make my own butter that night. Two cartons of cream gives you a softball sized ball of butter. Plus, I have the buttermilk left over (about 12oz) which I culture for a variety of other uses as well. Not bad for $4. You certainly couldn't get that much grassfed butter and buttermilk, organic too, at the store for $4.

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                      • #12
                        Challenge brand makes a European butter that is very close to Kerrygold but cheaper. Not sure about the 'primal-ness' though...but here's the link!

                        http://www.challengedairy.com/products
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                        ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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                        • #13
                          I use KerryGold as well. Trader Joe's has it!

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                          • #14
                            @maba thanks for the link. Maybe I will make it one day, but honestly, dairy does not have a bad effect on me, are there any other benefits to ghee?

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                            • #15
                              Any pastured cows will yield a higher quality (and much better tasting IMO) butter. It will also be much more dense in vitamin A, O-3's, and CLA. I get the Organic Valley Pasture Butter and although it tends to be much more spendy, it's well worth it.

                              Also, nice profile pic, Danimal. I LOVE SoaD. Great for my primal workouts

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