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What is Butter?

Butter comes from churning milk or cream.

When you churn, vigorously stir or shake milk or cream, the butterfat, or milk fat, starts sticking together and separates from the buttermilk.

The butter you buy at the store is made from pasteurized cream, and it comes in salted and unsalted varieties.

You can also buy whipped butter, which is regular butter that has been whipped with air or nitrogen, which makes it easier to spread and melt.

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