FOOD & DRINK
10/31/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Nov 03, 2014

Butter vs. Margarine: What's The Difference?

The butter vs. margarine debate is a confusing one. Which spread is healthier?

Butter is made from milk or cream. That's really it. Some consumers are concerned about its high levels of saturated fat, and this concern brought margarine to the dairy aisle. Margarine's make-up is a bit more complicated. Vegetable oil tends to be the main ingredient, but each margarine brand differs, and some are way healthier than others. Many have less unsaturated fat than their butter counterparts, but are often full of trans fat. In the video above, AsapScience puts the confusion to rest. Watch and be enlightened.

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