Alright guys, all of us in the Paleo community love our REAL butter. Personally, the yellow beta-carotene rich hue even excites me. I've tried Kerry gold Irish (unsalted), Organic Valley pasture butter (dark green covering), Smjor Icelandic butter and now Land O' Lakes (a bit skeptical given its past with margarine).
Which is your favorite brand and why? Is any of them better than others nutritionally? My fav right now is probably Kerry Gold.
I have literally 8 different butters in my fridge right now. I like them all for different things.
Kerrygold unsalted - for all around use as well as taking bites out of ( I think it's the creamiest)
Kerrygold salted - for mashed sweet potatoes or cooking eggs. I tried it but will probably just use the unsalted and buy the organic valley for my potatoes.
Organic valley pastured - also sweet potatoes or eggs (it's a bit saltier)
Smjor - eating plain or putting in smoothies
Anchor (from New Zealand) is also good though I don't have any at the moment. Smjor and Anchor seem to cook differently than Kerrygold. My suspicion is that Kerrygold has a higher content of milk proteins, these two tend to be slightly harder.
Ghee- cooking only
organic pastures raw cultured butter - smoothies
organic pastures raw butter - smoothies or eating plain
This brand is only in California I think. It's good, grass fed raw butter. I taste huge differences between batches. Sometimes it tastes slightly soured, other times it tastes like heaven.
Meyenberg goat butter - smoothies or potatoes. I'm not a fan of this, I doubt I'll buy it again after I finish it.
I also have coconut butter (for smoothies) so I suppose that makes 9 butters in my kitchen..... And I live alone!
p.s. I'm not a hoarder, I just eat a lot of butter
I only use Kerrygold unsalted for cooking and ghee (Purity Farms) for cooking and also I like to melt it in the microwave and dip stuff in it. And it's strangely addicting to just eat it straight out of the jar after you let it soften up a bit on the counter. But just like a few nibbles, not like tablespoons of the stuff. But yeah, I'm weird.
As far as mass available butter goes, Kerrygold has been my favorite. If we're counting ghee too, then Purity Farms ghee is my favorite above anything else. I like butter, but it still makes me a little mucusy, I have no problems with the ghee though, freakin love that stuff.
Just picked up some Kerrygold at the Edeka today. It's the first time I've seen it at any of the stores I shop at in Germany. Will try it here soon for lunch. Usually, we stick to Berchtesgadnerland Butter since it's the only one we usually get that we know is from grass-fed cows. My favorite, though, is the butter I find at the outdoors markets in Holland whenever we are there. Nothing like getting a hunk of creamy butter wrapped in butchers paper from someone who works on the dairy.
It's Kerrygold for me. Mainly because I can't really find anything else that's definitely pastured. I even add some to my morning smoothie. Right now I'm using the Kerrygold garlic & herb for cooking my eggs. Yum!
Pure Indian Foods ghee. Couldn't find any Kerrygold butter near me - Kerrygold Dubliner cheese I can find a Costco, but not the butter.
It's a deep gold color, really nice stuff. I make eggs with it, and put a teaspoon on top of steak when I cook it indoors in a pan. The ghee melts into the meat as the steak heats up, and when I flip it over, it fries with it a bit too.
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