Better Than Butter: 3 Healthy Butter Substitutes For Cooking And Baking

Better Than Butter: 3 Healthy Butter Substitutes For Cooking And Baking

August 30, 2019 Off By Anindita Ghosh

Better Than Butter: 3 Healthy Butter Substitutes For Cooking And Baking

Highlights
  • Butter is all-pervasive in cooking and baking
  • Ghee is rich in antioxidants and may be used instead of butter
  • Use coconut oil is a 1:1 ratio to replace butter in dishes

Butter can make anything taste better. From sandwiches and pizzas to cakes, brownies and even chapatis andparathas, butter can liven up the taste of any food. A lot of people use this creamy dairy product as their favoured grease for cooking, grilling, basting or frying various foods. Butter is also used in making sauces and cake frosting, as well as pan-frying and roasting food and snacks. It seems to be all-pervasive in cooking and baking and is one of the most important and widely available milk products out there. Whether you like to spread it on breads and sandwiches, or like to use it instead of oil for cooking, butter is an essential ingredient that all functional kitchens have a stock of.

But there are plenty of reasons that one may want to move away from the use of butter in cooking and baking. A lot of people are allergic to dairy and dairy products and may not be able to use butter in cooking and baking. Too much butter in food is a cause for concern for a lot of people suffering from or are susceptible to cardiovascular diseases or high blood pressure. Butter is extremely high in saturated fat, which may clog up arteries and lead to plaque build-up when consumed daily and in excess.Moreover, a lot of commercially available butter brands contain too much salt and artificial flavour.