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Never buy this butter! How to recognize a fake

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
How to distinguish quality butter from a fake. Source: southernliving.com

Many people use butter every day. This product is indispensable for making sandwiches, porridge, and various types of dough. But, above all, the butter must be of high quality. Since it is difficult to recognize this by eye, many manufacturers sell fake products under the guise of a quality product.

The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you what are the signs of low-quality butter. They will help you recognize a fake.

Never buy this butter! How to recognize a fake

How to tell if the oil is of poor quality at the store

1. If you're looking for a high-quality and safe product, make sure that the package is labeled "butter or peasant butter." If it says "dairy product," you should not buy it.

2. The components of natural butter are milk and creamy raw materials. The presence of other ingredients may indicate a fake.

Never buy this butter! How to recognize a fake

3. Such a trivial thing as the expiration date can also save you from buying a spoiled product. If the butter is genuine, its shelf life should be no longer than three months.

How to check the quality of butter at home

Never buy this butter! How to recognize a fake

If you have purchased a product but are unsure whether it is really safe to eat, there are several ways to check.

Never buy this butter! How to recognize a fake

1. Put a small piece of the product in hot water. If the oil does not completely dissolve, it is a fake.

2.You can also simply freeze the butter. Ideally, it should be frozen. Perfectly frozen butter indicates that there are no vegetable fats. Pay attention to how the product is cut. If it is cut into smooth, even pieces, you are looking at a fake product. High-quality frozen butter should crumble.

Never buy this butter! How to recognize a fake

3. To check, try heating the butter in a frying pan. If the product is genuine, this will be evidenced by a pronounced milky flavor and foaming.

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