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Can I assume this Tesco Organic Unsalted Butter is grass fed?

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Created August 08, 2012 at 9:32 PM

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=261819963

I emailed Kerrygold as I have not found their unsalted anywhere in the UK, so I got this butter from Tesco instead for use with bulletproof coffee.

Any UK hackers found unsalted kerrygold anywhere or know of a subsitute? Or can I assumed this butter is safe?

Thanks! (be gentle - first post)

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4991 · September 13, 2013 at 8:12 AM

It's called Ronaldsay lamb (or mutton) and if you can get hold of some it is superb. An ancient breed, eats shoreline grazing hence lots of seaweed and is dark coloured, like venison, but the flavour is just something else.

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0 · September 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Not in UK. We have the soil association which has higher standards

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452 · August 11, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Ghee definitely works with bulletproof coffee. I drink mine both ways (butter or ghee) but always bulletproof unless I'm drinking cold brewed.

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5 · August 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

ghee has been on my list of things "to do" since starting Paleo so I must get around to it soon. I was after the unsalted butter for bulletproof coffee, will have to see if ghee will work with this.

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452 · August 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Wanted to add that if they do not do unsalted, I have found that an excellent way to remove the salt is to turn the butter into ghee, and the salt actually stays with the milk solids that are filtered out. A few extra steps, but hey, you now have ghee AND some awesome coffee. [How to make ghee: heat 4 sticks of butter in a 9 inch skillet on low heat for 20-40 minutes, until all the liquid bubbles out of it slowly, and the milk solids have collected at the top. Remove from heat, and strain into a glass or ceramic container for storage. To strain, I line a small strainer with a paper towel.]

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5 · August 10, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Perfect! I shall look to see if Rachel's or Yeo Valley do unsalted

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5 · August 10, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Thanks Matthew - I get Kerrygold from Sainsburys but I wanted unsalted, which I have not been able to find anywhere. Unless you are saying you've seen unsalted?

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19220 · August 09, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Sainsbury's usually stocks Kerrygold butter.

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19220 · August 09, 2012 at 7:56 AM

ben61820, that is only true in the US.

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15976 · August 09, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Nothing that doesn't explicitly advertise their grassfed-edness is most def not grass fed. It's costly so they're not going to lose an opportunity to tell you about it. If it don't say anything it is not grass finished.

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5 · August 08, 2012 at 10:10 PM

thanks! will look out for Orkey products

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5 · August 08, 2012 at 10:09 PM

thanks. I generally dont need to worry about the meat itself in the UK as I've heard it's all pretty much grassfed. So I'm hoping the same goes for the butter

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497 · August 08, 2012 at 9:53 PM

anchor butter is grass-fed..

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4181 · August 08, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I've come to the conclusion that organic doesn't necessarily mean healthier or better quality, it could just mean the pellets they eat are organic or something. That said, British livestock is generally pretty good quality and grass fed from what I've heard, a lot more than the US for sure

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5 · August 08, 2012 at 10:09 PM

thanks. I generally dont need to worry about the meat itself in the UK as I've heard it's all pretty much grassfed. So I'm hoping the same goes for the butter

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452 · August 08, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Here is a link that lists organic - and at the end, grassfed - dairy products. It looks like the Tesco Organic unfortunately does not make the cut for the grassfed butters (scroll to the bottom)

http://www.naturalfoodfinder.co.uk/dairy-eggs

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5 · August 10, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Perfect! I shall look to see if Rachel's or Yeo Valley do unsalted

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5 · August 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

ghee has been on my list of things "to do" since starting Paleo so I must get around to it soon. I was after the unsalted butter for bulletproof coffee, will have to see if ghee will work with this.

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452 · August 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Wanted to add that if they do not do unsalted, I have found that an excellent way to remove the salt is to turn the butter into ghee, and the salt actually stays with the milk solids that are filtered out. A few extra steps, but hey, you now have ghee AND some awesome coffee. [How to make ghee: heat 4 sticks of butter in a 9 inch skillet on low heat for 20-40 minutes, until all the liquid bubbles out of it slowly, and the milk solids have collected at the top. Remove from heat, and strain into a glass or ceramic container for storage. To strain, I line a small strainer with a paper towel.]

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452 · August 11, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Ghee definitely works with bulletproof coffee. I drink mine both ways (butter or ghee) but always bulletproof unless I'm drinking cold brewed.

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497 · August 08, 2012 at 9:46 PM

i think it should be ok.. dairy cows and british cows are only usually fed grain for fatting up for the last 6 months of their life. if you can find some orkney butter that stuff is good.. 80% of orkney beef is grass fed in summer and only get silage in winter.. :) and they have a breed of sheep that only eats seaweed.. lol not that that is that relivant..

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497 · August 08, 2012 at 9:53 PM

anchor butter is grass-fed..

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5 · August 08, 2012 at 10:10 PM

thanks! will look out for Orkey products

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4991 · September 13, 2013 at 8:12 AM

It's called Ronaldsay lamb (or mutton) and if you can get hold of some it is superb. An ancient breed, eats shoreline grazing hence lots of seaweed and is dark coloured, like venison, but the flavour is just something else.

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70 · August 09, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Yeo Valley is my butter of choice, mainly because their unsalted butter is divine and mostly grass fed and organic. They are fairly open about what they feed their cows: https://www.yeovalley.co.uk/the-family/the-cows

I've yet to find a 100% organic and grassfed butter but I think this is a good 2nd.

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24538 · August 08, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I don't know about in the UK, but in the US "organic" butter is usually from cattle fed organic soybeans.

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0 · September 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Not in UK. We have the soil association which has higher standards

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0 · April 04, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Kerrygold unsalted is now back in the UK! I stumbled upon some in Tesco today. It is the one in silver wrapping.

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4991 · September 13, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Local farmers markets are a good starting place. You can ask the dairy farmers selling butter if their cattle are grass fed. I am able to buy super butter in Guildford farmer's market. It comes from a farm in Oxfordshire (can't recall the name, sorry) but they go to several farmer's markets in the South East. The same must happen over much of Britain.

Also find your local organic, free range dairy farms. Excellent raw milk source and cream - if you want to churn your own!

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0 · September 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM

P.S. the organic mentioned is grass fed yet NOT on the labels

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0 · September 12, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I was in Waitrose today & only salted Kerrygold. Bought organic Yeo Valley. Have you read this article on these 2 plus Rachel Organic.

http://www.primalbritain.co.uk/uk-grass-fed-butter/

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0 · September 22, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Rachel's organic butter unsalted is your best bet.

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0 · September 07, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Kerrygold unsalted has been discontinued in the UK. I e-mailed them recently because I just could not find it. Now I know why!!

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