What is Butter Buds
Here you will find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Butter Buds. For more detailed information, please visit the Calorie Control Council, an excellent source.
- What is Butter Buds?
Butter Buds is a brand of all natural, fat and cholesterol free butter-flavored granules which can be used in place of butter, margarine or oil. They are available in granulated Sprinkles and a Mix, which can be reconstituted with hot water to form a buttery liquid. Please click on the product name to view its nutrition facts.
- What is the caloric content of Butter Buds?
Butter Buds contains five calories per serving. Each serving (one teaspoon) is
equivalent in flavor to two teaspoons of butter or margarine, which contains 67 calories and eight grams
- What are the ingredients in Butter Buds?
Butter Buds contains maltodextrin (a natural carbohydrate derived from corn), natural butter flavor (extracted from the butter oils and then dried to a powder-like form), salt, dehydrated butter, guar gum and baking
- The package says "all natural" - is it made from butter?
Butter Buds are produced from real butter through an enzymatic process that releases the
flavor components of butter from the fat and water. After the flavor is released,
it is then spray-dried to a powderlike form that is encapsulated with a water-soluble coating. The resulting products, Sprinkles and Mix, contain the original flavor of butter without the fat and cholesterol.
- Does Butter Buds contain gluten??
No. Butter Buds is gluten free and is suitable for consumption by individuals suffering from celiac disease.
- How is Butter Buds used?
Butter Buds Sprinkles and Mix are ideal as a topping for warm, moist
foods such as potatoes, vegetables, pasta, rice and hot cereal. Both forms
may also be substituted for butter, margarine or oil as an ingredient in low
fat cooking and baking.
- What is the shelf life of Butter Buds?
Butter Buds has a shelf life of approximately three years when stored under cool and dry conditions. Once Butter Buds Mix is liquefied, it remains fresh in the refrigerator for up to three days. To keep Butter Buds Sprinkles free flowing make sure to close the top tightly and keep in a dry environment.
- Is Butter Buds kosher?
Yes. Butter Buds is considered kosher by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis.It is not parve due to the fact that it contains dehydrated butter.
- Are Butter Buds Mix and Sprinkles interchangeable?
No. However, recipes can be adapted to use either product in appropriate
amounts. Please refer to our Butter Buds Substitution Chart in this
section for further information.
- What are Butter Buds Industrial Ingredients?
Butter Buds Food Ingredients applies proprietary enzyme technology to produce functional ingredients for food processors around the world. The line includes highly concentrated natural dairy flavors derived from butter, cream and cheese, plus Dried Beer Extract™ spray-dried beer concentrate, and Cocoa Buds® concentrated natural cocoa flavor. Butter Buds products help improve flavor, mouthfeel and overall quality of foods, while masking undesirable flavors, reducing costs, and enhancing nutritional content. For more information, please visit our industrial ingredients website at www.bbuds.com.
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