butterfat n : the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made
Butterfat or milkfat is the fatty portion of milk. Milk and cream are often sold according to the amount of butterfat they contain.
The fatty acids of butterfat are typically composed as follows (by mass fraction):
In the U.S., there are federal standards for butterfat content of dairy products.http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/food/buydairy/buydairy.txt Commercial products generally contain the minimum legal amount of fat.
- skim milk contains less than 0.5% fat, typically 0.1%
- lowfat milk contains between 0.5–2% fat; 1% and 2% varieties are widely marketed
- whole milk contains at least 3.25% fat
- Frozen desserts
- Butter (including whipped butter) contains at least 80% fat
butterfat in Bosnian: Mliječna masnoća
butterfat in German: Milchfett
butterfat in Dutch: Melkvet
butterfat in Russian: Молочный жир
butterfat in Slovenian: Mlečna maščoba
butterfat in Tagalog: Taba ng gatas