Butter Facts

Butter is a solid dairy product made by whipping fresh or fermented cream or milk, to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk. It is an excellent source of energy and calories, butter contains saturated fats, mono-saturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats, plenty of Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Cholesterol. This healthy fat comes along with numerous health benefits, especially butter made from many medicinal properties. It is generally used as a spread on plain or toasted bread products and a condiment on cooked vegetables, as well as in cooking, such as baking, sauce making, and pan frying. Butter consists of butterfat, milk proteins and water. But sometimes it is confusing that is it healthy or not due to its rich fat content. But it’s only a myth that it is harmful to health. Actually, it is an excellent source of dietary fat, vitamin, and minerals that are essential for normal functioning and development of the body. Also, it promotes weight loss. Butter is one of those foods that can turn bland meals into masterpieces.

Name Butter
Name in Other Languages Afrikaans: Botter
Albanian: Gjalpë
Arabic: Zabda (زبدة)
Armenian: Karag (կարագ)
Azerbaijani: Kərə yağı
Basque: Gurina
Belarusian: Aliej (алей)
Bosnian: Puter
Bulgarian: масло
Bengali: Mākhana (মাখন)
Cebuano: Mantequilla
Chichewa: Batala
Chinese Simplified: Huángyóu (黄油)
Catalan: Mantega
Croatian: Maslac
Czech: Máslo
Danish: Smør
Dutch: Boter
Estonian: Või
Esperanto: Butero
Finnish: Voi
Filipino: Mantikilya
French: Beurre
Galician : Manteiga
German: Butter
Greek: Voútyro (βούτυρο)
Georgian: Karak’I (კარაქი)
Gujarati: Mākhaṇa (માખણ)
Haitian Creole:
Hausa: Man shanu
Hebrew: חמאה
Hindi: Makkhan (मक्खन)
Hmong: Butter
Hungarian: Vaj
Icelandic: Smjör
Indonesian: Mentega
Igbo: Butter
Irish: Im
Italian: Burro
Japanese: Batā ( バター)
Javanese: Butter
Kannada: Beṇṇe (ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ)
Kazakh: Carı may (Cары май)
Khmer: Bu (ប៊ឺ)
Korean: Beoteo (버터)
Latvian: Sviests
Latin: Butyrum
Lithuanian: Sviestas
Lao: Man Boe (ມັນເບີ)
Malayalam: Veṇṇa (വെണ്ണ)
Malagasy: Dibera
Malay: Mentega
Marathi : Lōṇī (लोणी)
Maori: Pata
Mongolian: тос
Myanmar (Burmese): Htawpaat (ထောပတ်)
Macedonian: Puter (путер)
Maltese: Butir
Norwegian: Smør
Nepali: Ghi’u (घिउ)
Persian: کره
Polish: Masło
Portuguese: Manteiga
Romanian: Unt
Russian: масло
Serbian: маслац
Sesotho: Botoro
Somali: Subagga
Swahili: Siagi
Sinhala: Baṭar (බටර්)
Slovak: Maslo
Slovenian: Maslo
Spanish: Mantequilla
Swedish: Smör
Tajik: Ravƣan (равған)
Tamil: Veṇṇey (வெண்ணெய்)
Telugu: Venna (వెన్న)
Thai: Ney (เนย)
Turkish: Tereyağı
Ukrainian: масло
Urdu: مکھن
Uzbek: Yog ‘
Vietnamese:
Welsh: Menyn
Yiddish: Puter (פּוטער)
Yoruba: Bota
Zulu: Ibhotela
Butter Shape & Size Small, rectangular blocks
Butter Color Yellowish or white
Butter Taste Buttery
Varieties/Types
  • Unsalted Butter or Sweet Butter
  • Salted Butter
  • European-Style Butter
  • Whipped Butter
  • Organic Butter
  • Light Butter
  • Butter Blends
  • Churned Butter
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • Blended Butter
  • Flavored Butter
  • Raw Butter
  • Whey Butter
Major Nutrition Total Fat (lipid) 184.12 g (526.06%)
Vitamin A, RAE 1553 µg (221.86%)
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 5.27 mg (35.13%)
Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamine) 0.39 µg (16.25%)
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 15.9 µg (13.25%)
Choline 42.7 mg (7.76%)
Phosphorus, P 54 mg (7.71%)
Isoleucine 0.116 g (6.94%)
Tryptophan 0.027 g (6.14%)
Valine 0.129 g (6.11%)
Health Benefits
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Promotes Weight Loss
  • Anti-Cancer properties
  • Intestinal conditions
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Growth & Development
  • Thyroid health
  • Promotes healthy brains and nervous system
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Eye health
  • Arthritis and joints
  • Bone health
Calories in 1 cup (227 gm) 1628 K cal