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The natural fat of milk from which butter is made, consisting largely of the glycerides of oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. Also called milk fat.


(Agriculture) the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made, consisting of a mixture of glycerides, mainly butyrin, olein, and palmitin


(ˈbʌt ərˌfæt)

the fatty portion of milk, from which butter is made, consisting of a mixture of glycerides.
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Noun1.butterfat - the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made
animal fat - any fat obtained from animals; "animal fat is high in saturated fatty acids"
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By using vegetable oil instead of milkfat, he created a cheap, butter-like substance that proved surprisingly popular with French eaters.
para]]New 4% milkfat varieties of siggi's Icelandic-style yogurt continue the brand's tradition of simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar[[/para]]
In November 2008, the global dairy industry held a meeting in Mexico City where they decided that one of their main priorities was to "neutralize the negative impact of milkfat by regulators and medical professionals.
Sources: Greek yogurt with almonds or walnuts and fresh fruit; whole grain rice crackers with nut butter; quinoa with vegetables and cheese; salmon with brown rice and veggies; 1 percent milkfat chocolate milk or dark chocolate coconut milk, which naturally contain carbs, protein and fat, plus minerals.
CDI) has diversified its butterfat offerings with the addition of anhydrous milkfat (AMF) for export.
The process resulted in an increased quantity of softer milkfat in the product and also ensured Now Even Softer was still 100% pure and natural unlike other competing products that contained vegetable oil, the company said.
They are made up of milkfat and non-fat milk, guar gum, cellulose gum, sodium phosphate, carrageenan, citric acid, E129, plus flavourings.
Forget wholesome milk or cream - a processed strawberry milkshake from a burger joint is made of milkfat, guar gum, cellulose gum, sodium phosphate, carrageenan and citric acid.
Up to 90% of the CLA in milkfat is in the cis-9, trans-11 configuration, which, emerging research indicates, holds anti-cancer properties and could have positive effects on cardiovascular health.