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How to check butter for quality: 3 easiest and most effective ways

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
How to check butter correctly
How to check butter correctly. Source: gettyimages.com

Butter is an indispensable product for baking, and it is also used to make sauces. It is very important to be able to choose the product and distinguish it from a fake one at home.

How to check butter for quality

The FoodOboz editorial team shares useful tips on how to check the quality of butter at home.

How to check butter for quality at home

How to test butter in boiling water

All you need to do is pour boiling water into a glass, add a piece of butter, and wait a few seconds. If the butter is of good quality, it should dissolve completely in the water, and the color of the water should be milky. If you see any sediment or white "flakes", it means that the product is bad and not natural.

How to check butter with boiling water

How to check butter in a pan

Heat a frying pan, put a piece of butter in it, and watch. A natural product will have a pleasant milky flavor and foam will form.

How to check butter in a pan

How to check butter with potassium permanganate and iodine

Dissolve the butter in water, add 1-2 drops of iodine, mix and leave. The natural product will not react, so there will be no trace of iodine in a few hours. But if the mixture turns brown, it is not fake.

How to distinguish natural butter from fake

Dissolve potassium permanganate in water, add a piece of butter, and mix. If the color turns light, the butter contains only animal fats.

Natural butter

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported how to check butter for quality without leaving the store.

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