Monday, August 28, 2017

Ancient history of butter

History of butter
Butter is made churning fresh or fermented cream or milk. It is essentially a fat of milk. Butter is used as a spread and condiment, as well as in cooking applications.

Butter started in Mesopotamian some where between 9000 and 8000 before century. At that time butter was made from sheep or goat’s milk.

For ancient Greek and Rome butter is considered a food fit for barbarians. In Northern Europe, butter was also used to prevent kidney and bladder stones.

The ancient dwellers of India relating to butter making, dating back to 1500-200BC when Hindus of that time gave young married couple a ‘bridal feast’ consisting of milk, honey and butter.

Until the 19th century, majority of butter was made by hand.

In 1860s, first butter appeared in United States. Now a days margarine is taken over butter consumption due to less expensive and perceived as being healthier.
Ancient history of butter