Stiftung Warentest praises of butter set

Straight from the fridge, and brought the bread: with regard to the substance, are spreadable fats of the Butter is clearly superior. Also in terms of health, the replacement of the products outdo the Original, writes Stiftung Warentest in a recent report.

Accordingly, spreadable fats possess the delicate butter taste, but the rapeseed oil, put a more favourable fat composition:

  • Butter consists mainly of short and medium chain fatty acids which are necessary for the health, neither particularly harmful nor particularly beneficial.
  • Rapeseed oil contains multiple unsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are beneficial for the heart.

The healthy unsaturated fatty acids there are also, for the spreadability. In contrast to the saturated fatty acids and they are hard when they cool.

Large quantities of palm oil planted

If you want to know what fat exactly in its butter substitute, stuck, should, however, study the small print on the ingredients list. Although all of the products advertise great with Butter and rapeseed oil. In five of the 24 products was, however, according to the Stiftung Warentest test fat palm, two coconut fat had. Both substances have vegetable oils and fats with a large proportion of saturated fatty acids.

The products of Rama and Botterram together contained even 39 or 38 grams of palm oil per 100 grams – more than rapeseed oil and milk fat. In addition, the Tester found in both products, so-called 3-MCPD esters, which act in very high doses may be carcinogenic.

Reason for concern this is not likely to: Currently no limit values for the substances exist, there are however, discussed maximum values. This drew the two products only to 80 percent. Apart from that, the testers found that none of the Spreads values for pollutants, no plasticizers, ingredients such as mineral oils call.

Test winner: “aromatic cream based, fresh smell”

As for the taste, the inspectors came to the winner of the test, the coating of fat from Weihenstephan, literally into raptures. “The examiner quoted an aromatic cream based, with a fresh, light milk sour odor and taste”, – stated in the test report.

The string were invented in 2006, fat by the way of Arla Food. The Original cut is on the second place, here, too, the testers came to the conclusion: “Melts in your mouth like Butter.” In addition, also effective products have received by Aldi South and Rewe, the overall rating of “good”.

Spreadable fats are not only suitable for the bread of time, but also for cooking and baking. When you Roast it, however, it could splash, warn the tester.