Butter you get from the store is not that healthy as you think. It is made from pasteurized milk, unlike the healthy homemade butter that includes plenty of vitamins and minerals from raw milk. That is why it is essential to know where your butter comes from because it can affect its quality. Raw and cultured butter is the best; making one at home is even better.
Vitamin A is present in butter, which is significant for healthy eyes, tissues, teeth, skin, and membranes. Moreover, it plays a vital role in gene transcription and can guard you from cancer due to the short and medium chain fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid. Also, the short and medium chain fatty acids have potent anti-tumor effects.
In addition, vitamin A in butter is needed for maintaining healthy thyroid and adrenal glands, which are important for a normal function of the heart and cardiovascular system. Lecithin is one more substance in the butter, which helps the suitable absorption and metabolism of cholesterol and other fat components. Plenty of anti-oxidants in butter protect our body from damage of the free radicals that deteriorate the arteries.
And finally, this delicious food helps with growth and development, gastrointestinal health, arthritis, and strong immune system. And, it is a good source of cholesterol, which our body needs.
The recipe for making an organic butter at home:
- 2 cups of organic heavy cream
- Use sea salt to your taste
METHOD OF PREPARATION
Process the cream in a food processor for around 10 minutes. You will get a thick whipped cream first, so keep processing until the mixtures become grainy and separates into butter and buttermilk. Next, drain the buttermilk from the butter.
Place the butter in a strainer and remove the buttermilk. Then, rinse the butter with cold water and turn it with a spoon at the same time. Do this until the butter is clear. If you want unsalted butter, you are pretty much done. However, if you want it to be salty, add a quarter teaspoon of salt to it.
Next, squeeze the liquid from the butter smashing it with a wooden spoon. This is the last step, so now place your homemade butter in a container or a jar and keep it in the fridge. It is all organic and can last for a couple of months. It’s easy as that!
This homemade butter can become even better! You can use your creativity and add other ingredients to it for your children.
HERE ARE SOME COMBINATIONS WITH UNSALTED BUTTER:
- Maple syrup, orange zest, and blueberries
- Orange zest, dried or fresh cut cranberries and sage
- Parsley and lemon zest
- Feta cheese and kalamata olives
- Thai basil, garlic, and pickled ginger
- Fresh cilantro, lime zest, Sriracha or hot sauce
- Grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil
- Grated ginger and sesame oil
- Pecans and honey
- Ground black pepper and sea salt