I was raised on Shedd’s Spread instead of butter and now in my adult life I’m learning that the additives in most butter alternatives are a lot worse than the saturated fats that normal dairy butter contains.
Last month I bought Smart Balance Buttery Spread with Flaxseed Oil and although it’s more versatile than regular butter and I think I prefer its taste, some of the additives are not to be ignored. One is Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) which is on the FDA’s toxicity watchlist.
As a footnote, trans fats are to be avoided AT ALL COSTS. These fats are a byproduct of hydrogenation, a process that includes exposing ingredients to heat and metal, which doesn’t seem healthy or natural at all.
BUTTER made from GRASS FED cows is BEST.