White Butter Vs. Yellow Butter- Which Is Better And Why

If you want to know which butter is better white or yellow, refer to this article for the comparison.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Feb 26, 2023 10:00 IST
White Butter Vs. Yellow Butter- Which Is Better And Why

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“Betty bought some Yellow butter but the butter was unhealthy so she bought White butter to make the unhealthy butter, better butter”.  The description of a delicious Pav Bhaji or Aloo Paratha with a spoonful of butter on top melting itself makes our mouth water, doesn't it? But the question concerns whether yellow butter or white butter is actually better for us. Both are fats but their preparation and taste differ. While it is an individual choice, we must stay informed of nutrition. Read the article as Dietician Vidhi Chawla, Founder of Fisico Diet Clinic shares all about white butter vs. yellow butter.

What is White Butter?

White butter is basically 'Makhan,' also known as Lord Krishna's favourite. It is made by churning the malai that has been collected after warming the milk. After churning and squeezing the butter, it is refrigerated to harden. It is freshly prepared at home and unprocessed, and it is quite simple to create.

Most Indian households consume it when eating Parathas, thali peeth, or making ghee from stored makhan.

White Butter or Yellow Butter

What is Yellow Butter?

Yellow butter, which is just salted butter, is what we use for toast, Pav Bhaji, and other dishes. It's yellow because of the high fat content, and it's processed, therefore it's heavy in calories. The salt is added to make it last longer and have a prolonged shelf life. Yellow butter, if ingested in excess, may raise salt levels in the body, which can be problematic for persons with high cholesterol.

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White Butter Vs. Yellow Butter

You now understand why white butter is always considered better. White butter is unquestionably the greatest option because it is natural, unprocessed, and healthier. It helps with weight reduction, boosts immunity, is healthy for the skin, and fights infections, whereas Yellow Butter is processed and has more calories.

White Butter vs Yellow Butter

Of course, both must be consumed in proportion. According to Dt.Vidhi Chawla, Founder of Fisico Diet Clinic, nothing in excess is beneficial. But if you're going to eat it every day, go for white butter, even on bread toast or pav bhaji. Make white butter at home and serve it with your favourite dish!

Healthy alternatives to butter

If you are a health-freak who wants to cut down on calories and fats, you must try these healthy and low-calorie butter alternatives.

Whipped butter: As the name suggests, whipped butter is made by whipping the butter which makes it more light and airy. This light texture is great for spreading on breads and toasts.

Plant-based butter: This kind of butter is made from plant-based ingredients including nuts and healthy oils. These butters include cashew butter, almond butter and butter made with coconut oil and sunflower oil, etc.

Grass-fed butter: This type of butter is made through milk obtained from grass-fed dairy. There are numerous studies that show grass-fed butters are more nutrient-dense as compared to traditional butters. These are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

There is a wide range of butter available in the market. You can choose as per your liking and preference. However, it is important to get an allergy test done if you are allergic to dairy or nuts.