butterfat


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butterfat

(bŭt′ər-făt′)
n.
The natural fat of milk from which butter is made, consisting largely of the glycerides of oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. Also called milk fat.
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However, higher butterfat means less water, which could lead to more difficulty handling the dough.
He explained that increasing fibre might not lead to an instant increase in butterfat levels.
The cows are noted for longevity, sturdy hardiness, and milk with high butterfat and protein content.
The interaction of wheat spawn with groundnut oil induced a mean stipe length that was longer than the comparable stipe lengths it induced with butterfat and palm, which were superior to palm kernel oil.
Sheep's milk has about 20-percent solids and 9-percent butter-fat, while goat's milk only has 12-percent solids and 4-percent butterfat.
D&D Dairies in Perthshire is using an Atago PAL-1 handheld digital refractometer from Labcell to give an indication of the butterfat content of milk.
And she may be using the finest partially hydrogenated soybean oil, enzyme modified butterfat, MSG, and rehydrated potato granules she can find.
While the new light ingredients match those in the current Dreyer's/Edy's Grand Light, slow churning the ice cream kneads fat molecules at a colder temperature, stretching and distributing them widely so the ice cream tastes like it contains more butterfat. The process involves no fat substitutes or artificial sweeteners.
ACCORDING TO MULLER, WATER BUFFALO MILK HAS HIGHER BUTTERFAT CONTENT THAN COWS' MILK AND CAN BE USED TO MAKE HIGH-END CHEESES AND YOGURT THAT COMMAND BETTER PRICES.
Many hands went up to suggest the correct definition: a high butterfat ratio.
Increasingly, Americans are returning to the full, rich taste of butter, and more and more, they are turning to European butters with higher butterfat content and lower moisture.
Conjugated linoleic acid in butterfat is a powerful protection against cancer.