Butter fun facts

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  1. friedzucchini

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    Pioneer wives moving Westward learned to make butter on the march by using the motion of the wagon to churn their butter.
     
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    Butter contributes only 3% of the total fat in the U.S. food supply.
     
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    In Quebec, Canada, a law existed until July 2008 which stated that margarine must be a different color from butter.
     
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    Greeks and Romans used to put butter in their hair to make them look shiny.
     
  5. petalsandcoco

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    Marigolds were once used to color butter.
     
  6. boar_d_laze

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    Butter. :thumb: All righty then.

    BDL
     
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    The world record for butter eating is 7 quarter pound sticks of salted butter in 5 minutes by Donald Lerman.
     
  8. petalsandcoco

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    We consume more than 4 pounds of butter per person per year.
     
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    "We" being who?
     
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    That's what I was wondering - thanks. I guess Canada is in America, right? But then again, so is Uruguay, Paraguay, Chili, Equator, Brazil....

    Personally I know I eat WAY more than 4lbs of butter per year. :lol: But then again I'm French, and we eat butter on bread (with jam) for breakfast. Which reminds me - time for breakfast!
     
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    ... ... :lol: ...
     
  13. petalsandcoco

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    Have a wonderful breakfast.....
     
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    And they are used to feed chickens, so that they appear golden yellow when slaughtered rather then pale white.
     
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    ha, does that also make the yolks yellower? i heard they feed something to chickens here to make eggs to use in fettuccine, so they look more yellow and don;t have to add coloring. there's a french cheese that's colored yellow with flowers

    But back to butter, isn;t there a (?)medieval tower (or maybe more than one) called the "butter tower" paid for by some butter tax or something?
     
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    It takes about 21 pounds of milk to make a pound of butter
     
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    Yes it does. In fact that's the only thing that determines the color of yolks: the color of the flowers the chicken eats. Since bright orange yolks are quite fashionable, many farmers make their chicken eat bright orange flowers.
     
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    And it takes about 2,000 liters of water to produce 1 pound of milk. Do the math. Ouch!

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    First, there's the arithmetic. If 1000 liters of water make 1 liter of milk, then 2000 liters of milk make 2 liters of milk which is 4.4 lbs.

    Second, what happens to the roughly 1998 liters of water which don't go into the milk?

    BDL
     
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    Wow I really need to get back to school. :eek:

    I guess cows pee too? :lol: