Coming Soon: Lab Test Results of Salted Table Butter

Consumer VOICE is testing popular table butter brands like Amul, Mother Dairy, Paras, Gowardhan, Verka,Vita, Britannia and DMS to find the best salted butter brand in India. The test are done at NABL accredited labs as per Indian Standard IS:13690 and Food Safety Standard regulation for Fresh Butter. Please provide your email id if you wish to know the results as soon as they are published. Please watch out for top performer brands as well as value for money.

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What is Table Butter?

Butter is a dairy product containing not less than 80% Milk fat. Butter is solid when chilled and at room temperature  and liquid when warmed. It is made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk to separate the Milk fat from the buttermilk. It is generally used as a spread on plain or toasted bread products or Paranthas and a condiment on cooked vegetables, as well as in various cooking. Butter consists of butterfat, milk proteins and water, and often added salt.
 
Butter vs Cheese Vs Ghee 
 

  • Butter:Milk cream is used to make butter. Butter is mixture of milk fat + buttermilk + water.
  • Cheese:When you separate liquid portion of milk from milk curd it becomes Cheese. Cut into the cubes or give desired shape and texture.
  • Ghee:When you heat butter to the degree that the butter gets clarified you will get the Pure Ghee.
Which brands were tested?

VOICE Society has conducted comparative testing on about 8 brands of fresh Butter as per national standard in an independent, NABL accredited laboratory. Though there are  other variants namely White & Plain Butter (w/o salt) being  also sold but in minimal quantity.The popular brands are Amul, Mother Dairy, Paras, Gowardhan, Verka,Vita, Britannia and DMS.

What test methodology was used for comparative testing?

The test programme for Comparative Testing study is mainly based on relevant Indian Standard IS:13690 and Food Safety Standard regulation for Fresh Butter. For consumer acceptability sensory panel tests will be conducted involving experts/regular consumers of Butter.

What are the key findings?
The key test findings on various qualitative and microbial safety parameters will be coming soon. Please drop us your email id here if you wish to know the results as soon as they are published. Please watch out for top performer brands as well as value for money.