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How is margarine made? A lot of thought, a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of good stuff goes into margarine. 

By and large, the list of ingredients in margarine isn't, well ... large. First, you've got oil and water. That's your base. You can't make margarine without those. Then you need emulsifiers to hold oil and water together - things like lecithin or, if you're doing it at home, egg yolk, do this job. Next comes citric acid or lemon juice - they keep your margarine fresh.

Last of the key ingredients is salt to enhance the flavour of the other ingredients. There are others - but those are the essentials.

Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is important for you and your family to get the most out of life. It is important for a balanced diet to contain a range of different foods, including healthy fats. Margarine provides essential nutrients that your body needs but can’t produce itself – such as essential fatty acids from Omega 3 and 6.

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