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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.

Vitamin A

  • 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.

Vitamin D

  • Helps calcium to assimilate and fix in the bones
  • Plays an essential role in bone growth and preventing osteoporosis..