Nutritional benefits of butter
Butter is made up of 82% fat and 16% water. The remaining 2% contains vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals.
The flavours in butter add taste and smoothness to food. What’s more, butter is healthy if eaten in moderation!
Fat and fatty acids
- Provide our bodies with some of the energy we need (a 10 g knob of butter provides around 75 kcal)
- Are essential to cell function
- Enable butter to be easily digested and rapidly absorbed by our bodies
We should therefore eat fat but in moderation. Butter is a natural food that provides energy and vitamins. Consumed in moderation, it has its place in a healthy, balanced diet.
- Is essential to growth.
- Contributes to good eyesight.
- Protects the skin and the mucous membranes.
- Helps our bodies to fight infection and resist certain illnesses.
Butter is the only fat that contains a notable quantity of vitamin A. 20-30 g of butter a day covers around 30% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A.
- Helps calcium to assimilate and fix in the bones
- Plays an essential role in bone growth and preventing osteoporosis..