Good Fats — They’re Not All Bad

Growing up, my mom has always fed us with normal food full of its natural fat. Alhamdulillah, she was never on a quest for feeding us low-fat or non-fat food. And I am so ever grateful for that.

I did a lot of reading on fats — saturated, unsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fat, oils, butter, hydrogenated, butter vs. margarine, healthier oils, etc and have come to a conclusion that I will continue cooking using palm oil, virgin coconut oil (VCO), olive oil, and baking using butter (real butter, not those butter spreads or blends). I’ve recently read that palm shortening and ghee are good too but I have yet to try that out. I’m glad that our bodies need healthy fat because I really love my butter. I’m proud to be a full-fat girl!

Butter made from the milk of grass-fed cow

Butter made from the milk of grass-fed cows

I’m so glad I found this article which sums up my stand on this matter perfectly. (Please read it, it’s very informative!)

After some googling, I found out some butters which are made from the milk of grass-fed cows. I’m happy to find these 2 brands selling in Malaysia — Anchor (New Zealand) and Kerrygold (Ireland). I choose Anchor over Kerrygold because it’s more affordable.

Also made from the milk of grass-fed cows

Also made from the milk of grass-fed cows

Again, if you can’t figure out why I’m crazy for  dairy products made of milk (raw, if possible) from grass-fed cows,  hop on over HERE – it explains what I believe in. I also like Chris Kresser’s article. Feel free to google more about it though and form your own educated opinion.

TIP: The best place to buy Anchor butter would be those bakery supplies stores like Baking with Yen, Bagus, Yummie, etc. They are cheaper than buying from supermarkets.

Sure, homemade butter made from RAW milk of grass-fed cows would be the best, but I’ll take what I can for now.


8 thoughts on “Good Fats — They’re Not All Bad

  1. Pingback: My Yogurt Buying Adventure Part 1 | warm fuzzy

  2. Hmm I would still go with Anchor anyways between the two. Yep it’s cheaper but supposedly Kerrygold changed the cows feeding habits and have apparently been selling fat-free butter in disguise.

    However ever you tried Presidenté Butter? It’s French in origin and supposedly grass-fed and high in quality. The French know their dairy well 😀

  3. Very happy to find your blog here – I’m an expat living in KL and also am very concerned with finding healthy foods as the trend isn’t as ubiquitously as in US. Love your insights – saves me a lot of experiment time!

    Btw, I prefer Kerrigold because I find them really good to bake with, esp. shortbreads. Never tried Anchor though, and I’m biased because I visited a butter museum in Cork, Ireland so I’m partial to Irish butter haha. The Irish dairy industry is very proud of their quality control, apparently you can trace the food back to the farm it’s produced in.

  4. HI Warmfuzzy,

    I’ve been looking at my Anchor butter labels and no where can i find the ‘grass fed’ label on it oppose to Kerrigold’s.

    I’ve plan to write in to Fronterra to inquire but surprisingly their ‘Contact us’ is only for products with ‘problem’

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