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About Margarine

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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