Many people do not know that butter contains lactose. Yes, butter contains lactose and in some cases it causes incomodities for some people. There are some alternatives that one can try in order to avoid incomodities.
In a tablespoon of butter there is 0.01 grams of lactose. Although this does not seem like a lot, some traces of lactose can cause incomodities for people. The incomodities one may feel range from feeling abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and even diarrhea. As mentioned before, the incomodities felt depend on the severity of each person’s lactose intolerance.
Believe it or not, there is lactose-free butter. Similar to lactose-free milk– or any lactose-free product– the sugar is removed from it, leaving no traces of lactose. Some people find it hard to eat lactose-free products because they do not like its taste or because they simply do not trust it. There is also another alternative for butter which is ghee. Ghee is a butter widely used in India and in Southern Asia. Ghee is a butter made of pure fat. It is melted down and all traces of lactose are removed. Sometimes there very little lactose but it is so little that anyone who is lactose intolerant, regardless of their severity, could eat it and feel no incomodities. If your lactose intolerance is severe, give lactose-free butter or ghee a try.
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