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SALTED BUTTER

Our organic salted butters only have two ingredients—organic sweet cream and a pinch of salt. That’s because it’s awfully tough to improve on natural perfection. Still, our buttermakers work hard to develop the flavors that chefs and bakers have come to expect from Organic Valley.

Salted Butter, 1 lb, 4 quarters

Start with delicious, pasture-raised organic milk. Add in the expertise of our master buttermakers. Toss in just a pinch of dairy salt. Then churn, churn, churn. The result is an airy, tangy and rich butter that’s perfect on everything it touches.

Awards:
  • 2nd Place: World Dairy Expo Championship - 2023
  • 2nd Place: World Dairy Expo Championship - 2023
  • 2nd Place: Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Products Contest - 2023
  • 1st Place: American Cheese Society Competition - 2022
  • 1st Place: Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Products Contest - 2022
  • 3rd Place: World Dairy Expo Championship - 2022
  • 3rd Place: American Cheese Society Competition - 2019
  • Gold: Los Angeles International Dairy Competition - 2019
  • Always Organic

    Absolutely NO antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMO anything.

    Storage and Handling

    Keep refrigerated or frozen until ready to use.

    Ingredients

    Pasteurized Organic Sweet Cream (Milk), Salt.

    USDA OrganicKosher dairyHalal
    UPC# 093966330007
    Nutrition Facts
    Servings per Container 32
    Servings Size 1 Tbsp

    Amount per Serving
    Calories 100

    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 11 g14%
    Saturated Fat 7 g33%
    Trans Fatty Acid 0 g
    Cholesterol 30 mg10%
    Sodium 75 mg3%
    Carbohydrates 0 g0%
    Total Sugars 0 g
    Added Sugar 0 g0%
    Protein 0 g
    Vitamin D 0 mcg0%
    Calcium 0 mg0%
    Iron 0 mg0%
    Potassium 0 mg0%
    Vitamin A 110 mcg10%
    * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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    Recipes

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What's the difference between salted and unsalted butter?

    The primary difference between salted and unsalted butter is just as it sounds, the amount of salt. Unsalted butter contains no added salt, while salted butter has added salt to increase its shelf life and alter the taste

    What happens if you use salted butter instead of unsalted?

    When using Organic Valley Butter, the rule of thumb for substituting salted butter for unsalted butter is to reduce the added salt in the recipe by ¼ teaspoon per stick of butter. Most baked goods do need a little salt to enhance the other flavors, but too much can be overpowering. Reducing added salt by ¼ teaspoon per stick of salted butter will help ensure that your dessert isn’t too salty.

    Why do people use salted butter?

    One reason that salt is added to butter is to use it as a preservative to increase shelf life. Salted butter is typically used for eating as a condiment since the taste is generally preferred.

    How can I make my butter salted?

    If you were to substitute unsalted butter when salted butter is called for, simply add ¼ teaspoon of salt per stick of Organic Valley Unsalted Butter that is used.

    What is Organic Valley Salted Butter?

    Organic Valley Salted Butter is a salted, 80% butterfat butter made by churning pasteurized, organic sweet cream until the butter is rich and creamy. The butter is salted just before the churning process is complete. The salt is added to enhance the butter flavor, making it a great choice for table butter or to use on fresh bread or your favorite vegetables.

    Does Organic Valley use coloring in our butter?

    We do not use any coloring in our butter. Our butter naturally contains carotene, a result of the green pasture grasses our cows eat. This is why Organic Valley butter varies in color from season to season. In the summer when the cows are fed primarily on pasture, the milk contains more carotene, causing the butter to be a brighter yellow. In the winter, when the cows eat more stored, dried forages, the milk contains less carotene, resulting in lighter-colored butter.


    Why is Organic Valley butter so yellow?

    We never add coloring to our kinds of butter, but Organic Valley butter does vary in color with the seasons. In the summer, when the cows are fed primarily on pasture, the cream contains more beta-carotene giving the butter a deeper yellow tint. In the winter, when the cows eat more stored forage, the milk contains less beta-carotene causing the butter to have a light yellow color.

    What are the health benefits of organic butter?

    Consuming organic butter reduces your exposure to pesticide residues and environmental toxins. Animals naturally store toxins in their fat cells, increasing the risk of these contaminants finding their way into products we rely on in our diet, such as milk and butter. Children are especially vulnerable to pesticide exposure, and consuming organic foods can greatly reduce this risk. Organic farmers do not use antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their farms, and all animal feed and pasture must be certified organic, which includes being non-GMO.


    How should Organic Valley butter and ghee be stored?

    If you use butter frequently, keep it in the refrigerator away from aromatic foods (such as garlic or onions) since butter absorbs odors easily. If you buy butter far in advance of use, store it in the freezer to protect the flavor. Freezing does not alter the butter’s taste or texture. Whether refrigerated or frozen, we recommend that butter be consumed by or before the date listed on the package.

    Unopened jars of Organic Valley Ghee can be stored without refrigeration for up to one year.


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