Margarine, also called non-dairy butter, is often used as a substitute for butter.
In order to make margarine, non-dairy products or a very small amount of skimmed milk are used. Margarine can be stored in a cool place and should be consumed within two months after opening.
Margarine has a very wide and versatile use. It is used as an ingredient in the preparation of various products such as cookies, doughnuts and pastries.
Margarine consists of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that help lower lipoproteins, which is bad cholesterol.
To increase the shelf life of margarine, we should store it in the refrigerator. Unopened margarine lasts for 3-4 months.
Once the box seal has been opened, margarine should be stored in a refrigerator below 4°C and used within two months. The life of margarine can be extended up to 8 months by freezing it.
Keep margarine away from heat sources.
Do not use a high temperature to defrost margarine before using it again, as this can change its taste and texture.
Defrost margarine, by keeping it in the container at room temperature, which can take up to 4 hours.
With margarine, you can prepare many delicious recipes such as: