Lactose intolerant? Vegetarian? Vegan? Or just looking for a more healthful alternative to regular dairy-based butter? We’ve found what you’re looking for and it’s sweet, nutty and oh, so delicious.
BY VICKI MARTINEZ
Today, your grocer’s dairy section offers an abundance of plant-based products. Growing in popularity, even among non-vegetarians, plant-based butter alternatives are better in so many ways. And when you choose a vegan butter made using traditional techniques, you're choosing a product that's healthy and environmentally friendly with a flavor profile that's exceptionally palette pleasing.
Are you one of the millions who can’t live without butter? A quick comparison between dairy and vegan butter provides some fantastic news: You can keep butter in your diet, and keep your doctor happy, too.
A 1 tablespoon serving of butter made with animal products contains 11g of fat—this includes 7g of saturated fat and 0.5g of trans-fat—and 31mg of cholesterol.
A 1 tablespoon serving of Miyoko’s European Style Cultured Vegan Butter contains only 10g of fat—this includes 8g of saturated fat and ZEROg of trans-fat—and ZERO cholesterol.
You’ve heard it said on many a culinary cooking show: “Everything’s better with butter.” Well, everything’s at its best when you use better butter. Miyoko’s vegan butter is made using only organic and sustainable ingredients.
Not only does Miyoko's vegan butter have the ingredients you want, but it also excludes what you don't want:
The fact that dairy farms are responsible for a large percentage of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) that contribute to the ongoing climate change crisis is old news. To create positive change, Miyoko's Creamery is a pioneer of innovation and sustainability.
Their vegan butter is better because:
Most vegan butters you find on the shelves are similar to margarine, made solely from plant oils. The 100% vegan butter churned out at Miyoko’s Creamery is created by the same techniques used to make traditional dairy butter.
The process, which involves the fermentation of plant milk, creates a final product that tastes and performs like traditional dairy butter. The vegan butter gets its rich and tangy flavors from the live organic cultures used during fermentation. The nutty notes from the cashews add an extra depth of flavor you don’t get in animal-based butter.
By using fermentation, aging and proprietary methods, Miyoko's cultured butter contains a high percentage of butterfat (a game-changer when it comes to taste and texture) that gives it the same creamy properties seen in butter made with animal products. Miyoko’s European Style Cultured Vegan Butter melts, browns and bakes like traditional dairy butter.