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Recipe for Making Margarine

How to “Fool Mother Nature”

Here’s how butter is made:

  • Milk a cow.
  • Skim off the cream.
  • Add salt.
  • Churn the cream until it’s thick and chunky and tastes awesome. 

Here’s one of the processes for making margarine:   

  • Farmers grow seeds.
  • The seeds are harvested.
  • The seeds are crushed to extract some of the oil.
  • The rest of the oil is extracted by mixing the seeds with hexane, a chemical solvent.
  • The hexane is (supposedly) all removed.
  • The oil is pumped full of hydrogen gas and nickel powder.
  • The remaining oil is subjected to heat and high-pressure CO2 gas.
  • The oil is mixed with sodium hydroxide and passed through a centrifuge.
  • The oil is mixed with water and passed through another centrifuge.
  • At this point, the margarine is a gray, speckled, oily mass that doesn’t smell so good.
  • The oil is mixed with hydrated aluminum silicate that binds to and filters out the unwanted pigments.
  • The mix is heated again and the oil is extracted.
  • The oil is passed through a steam distillation chamber to remove unwanted odors.
  • Yellow food coloring and artificial flavors are added.

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Posted by Tom Naughton in Bad Diets