Butter salt

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Butter salt

Butter salt is a seasoning developed in the late twentieth century for the purpose of combining the flavours found in salt and butter. It is a fine, golden powder, originally salt, enriched with butter flavouring. It is often used as a seasoning for popcorn. It is said to impart a "rich, buttery flavour".[1]

The contents are usually salt, artificial butter flavoring, and yellow food colouring.[2]

Use in butter[edit]

Butter salt (sometimes called buttersalt)[3][4] also refers to salt that is used in the preparation of butter and other dairy products.[5] Some manufacturers produce salt specifically for the use in butter, such as "No. 2 butter salt".[6] Salt serves as a preservative for butter.[4][7]

Butter salt is also salt used in the preparation of butter and other dairy products

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Watkins Official Home Business Opportunity Web Site | Butter Flavoured Salt". Watkinsonline.com. January 1, 1990. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ International Dairy Federation (1995). Bulletin, Issues 300-308. Secrétariat Général. p. 104.
  4. ^ a b The American Produce Review. Urner-Barry Company. 1917. p. 854. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  5. ^ Hunziker, O.F. (1920). The Butter Industry: Prepared for the Use of Creameries, Dairy Students and Pure Food Departments. Otto Frederick Hunziker. pp. 330–331.
  6. ^ Annual Report of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Wisconsin for the Year ... State Printers. 1898. p. 2–PA61.
  7. ^ Larsen, L.J. Low-Salt Cooking: Savory, Healthy Meals. Globe Pequot Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-7627-6176-0.

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