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Butter 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Butter is a liked dairy based product made from cow’s  and buffalo’s milk. Butter is one of the  most richest dietary source of dairy trans fats, which  is vaccenic acid and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) (1).

And the conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is related with various health benefits (2).

According to collective data of the Test-tube and animal studies indicate that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may also fight against certain types of cancer (3, 4, 5).

You can also see Shrimp nutrition facts in previous article.

Nutrition facts of Butter

1 cup (227g) Butter, salted  contains (6):

Calorie in Butter

1628, Calories

  • From 0.9, Carbohydrate
  • From 1618, Fat
  • From 8.2, Protein
  • From 0.0, Alcohol

Protein & Amino Acids

1.9 g, Protein

Carbohydrates in Butter

  • 0.1 g, Carbohydrate
  • 0.0 g, Dietary Fiber
  • 0.1 g, Sugars

Fats & Fatty Acids

Total Fat 184.0g

  • 13.0g Saturated Fat
  • 47.7g Monounsaturated Fat
  • 6.9g Polyunsaturated Fat
  • 715mg  Total Omega-3 fatty acids
  • 6193mg Total Omega-6 fatty acids

Vitamins in Butter

  • 5673 IU Vitamin A
  • 0.0 mg Vitamin C
  • 127 IU Vitamin D
  • 0.0 mg Thiamin
  • 0.1 mg Riboflavin
  • 0.1 mg Niacin
  • 5.3 mg Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
  • 15.9 mcg Vitamin K
  • 60.0 mg Vitamin B
  • 6.8 mcg Folate
  • 0.2 mg Pantothenic Acid
  • 0.4 mcg Vitamin B12
  • 42.7 mg Choline
  • 0.7 mg Betaine

Minerals in Butter

  • 54.5 mg Calcium
  • 0.0 mg Iron
  • 54.5 mg Potassium
  • 1307 mg Sodium
  • 4.5 mg Magnesium
  • 2.3 mcg Selenium
  • 6.4 mcg Fluoride
  • 54.5 mg Phosphorus
  • 0.2 mg Zinc
  • 0.0 mg Copper
  • 0.0 mg Manganese

Health Benefits of Butter

  1. It is rich source of absorbable form of Vitamin A, which is necessary for adrenal health and thyroid.
  2. Butter has loaded with anti-oxidants that fight against weakening arteries.
  3. Butter has found good quantities of saturated that have strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
  4. Prevents against tooth decay
  5. May encourage fertility in women
  6. Butter Contains Arachidonic Acid (AA) which plays to most important role to develop brain function .
  7. Necessary for cholesterol metabolism.
  8. Helps in fungal infections and candida.
  9. Butter is excellent source of Vitamins E and K, which is helpful for healthy life.