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Butter

Other names: stick of butter

A dairy product made from cream which has been beaten until it forms a semi-solid mass. Depending on the butter salt or annatto (coloring) may be added. Butter is typically available salted and unsalted. In the US the most common packaging of butter is in a 1 pound box divided up into individually wrapped portions referred to as "sticks".
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Substitute for butter

Margarine OR for cooking, olive oil, canola oil

Equivalents

4 oz.   =   1 stick, 1/2 cup, 8 tbsp., 1/3 cup clarified
8 oz = 1 cup
1 pound = 2 cups or 4 sticks
1 stick = 4 oz., 1/2 cup, 8 tbsp

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#1001)
Serving Size
1 cup (227 grams)
Calories
1628
Total Fat
184g
  Saturated Fat
117g
Cholesterol
488mg
Sodium
1308mg
Potassium
54mg
Total Carbohydrates
0g
  Dietary Fiber
0g
  Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
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