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It’s Better

After over a century of attempted swaying on the health benefits of margarine over butter, the cream has risen to the top. As Shakespeare has oft lamented – fooling Mother Nature is never a good idea!  The invention of margarine started from an interesting demand by Emperor Napoleon III in the 1800s – looking for a clever butter[…]

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Benefits of Butyric Acid

This is the compound that was first discovered in butter! Discovered in 1815 by Frenchie, Michel Eugène Chevreul, he described it as the component responsible for the smell of butter. Since this compound was discovered in butter, it’s name comes from the Latin word for butter – butyrum (booty-rum!) – hence, butyric acid. Butyric acid in its[…]