Butter and margarine review

We check out over 90 spreads and dairy blends, and pick the healthier options.
 
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  • Updated:1 Jan 2005
 

02.Healthy choices - what to buy

Basic spreads

Can't believe it's not butter

Price per 100g = $0.58
Saturated Fat = 13 % Trans Fat = 0%
Monounsaturated Fat = 40% Polyunsaturated Fat = 17%
Non-fat contents = 30%

IGA Way of Life Lite Table Spread

Price per 100g = $0.31
Saturated Fat = 9 % Trans Fat = 4%
Monounsaturated Fat = 19% Polyunsaturated Fat = 11%
Non-fat contents = 67%

Meadowlea Lite

Price per 100g = $0.40
Saturated Fat = 13 % Trans Fat = 0%
Monounsaturated Fat = 24% Polyunsaturated Fat = 12%
Non-fat contents = 51%

Canola spreads

Weight Watchers Canola Spread

Price per 100g = $0.55
Saturated Fat = 13 % Trans Fat = 0%
Monounsaturated Fat = 24% Polyunsaturated Fat = 12%
Non-fat contents = 51%

Home brand Canola Lite

Price per 100g = $0.19
Saturated Fat = 14 % Trans Fat = 1%
Monounsaturated Fat = 25% Polyunsaturated Fat = 11%
Non-fat contents = 49%

Olive oil spreads

Bertolli Light

Price per 100g = $0.58
Saturated Fat = 14 % Trans Fat = 0%
Monounsaturated Fat = 33% Polyunsaturated Fat = 8%
Non-fat contents = 45%

Polyunsaturated spreads

Melrose Omega 3 Care

Price per 100g = $1.17
Saturated Fat = 6 % Trans Fat = 0%
Monounsaturated Fat = 39% Polyunsaturated Fat = 26%
Non-fat contents = 29%

Becel Diet Polyunsaturated Reduced Fat Spread

Price per 100g = $0.58
Saturated Fat = 9 % Trans Fat = 0%
Monounsaturated Fat = 18% Polyunsaturated Fat = 19%
Non-fat contents = 54%

Cholesterol-lowering spreads

Flora Pro-activ Light

Price per 100g = $1.70
Saturated Fat = 8 % Trans Fat = 0%
Monounsaturated Fat = 14% Polyunsaturated Fat = 18%
Non-fat contents = 60%

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