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Shopping for butter? Wondering what makes "the best" natural butter?

written by

Marie Reedell

posted on

December 1, 2023

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It's that time of year when I find myself buying NATURAL BUTTER BUNDLES to stock my freezer with.

Why? The large amounts of cookies and pies that fill my house with delicious flavors is impending and inevitable. And the absolute worst thing for a holiday baker is to go to make a yummy recipe and find that you're out of butter! I gotta stay stocked (and after all if I don't use it all now, it's good for a year in the freezer).

When it comes to butter and baking, quality mattersA lot. It affects the color, the texture, and the flavor of your baked goods.

And, if you're a natural food shopper like me, there are some extra things to look for in your butter. I want to make sure I'm making food with the best nutrition and least toxins possible.

What makes the best natural butter? There are a bunch of factors, and I'm happy to report that MILLER'S A2/A2 BUTTER checks all the boxes:

✔️ High Butterfat. Commodity and supermarket butter typically has 80% butterfat. It helps keep the price down. But, our butter and European butters have a higher fat content, from 82-85% butterfat. Higher butterfat means softer, smoother, melt-in-your-mouth texture without feeling greasy.

✔️ Best Nutrition. Butter is a good source of lecithin and is rich in various vitamins, including A, D, E, B12, and K2. When the cows are raised in natural health, these health benefits are supercharged, which means more of all the good things! Our cows are pasture raised and 100% grass fed.

✔️ Yellow Color. A natural yellow color is a sign that the cows are fed grass, not bland and subsidized grains like corn and soy. The yellower the butter, the better the butter.

✔️ A2/A2. Although butter is low in protein, it does have some. If you want to avoid the potential opiate effects and longterm health damage caused by the A1 beta-casein protein, then A2/A2 is the way to go. 

✔️ Additive Free. Supermarket butters may have sodium chloride (AKA food grade salt), artificial colors, artificial flavors like diacetyl, or other unnecessary additives. Yuck! Our butter is made simply with cream and only cream. If we add salt, it's Celtic sea salt.

✔️ PFAS-Free. Our butter comes in 1lb blocks and is wrapped in PFAS-free, freezer-safe paper!

Want to learn more? Keep scrolling for some butter-related recipes and blog posts to help you become a butter expert. After all, you deserve to have all the info you need, so you can be a smart natural food shopper.

What are you baking this holiday season? I'd love to hear if Miller's butter will elevate your recipes. Comment below or contact us!

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