Did You Know – Buttermilk
- Buttermilk is a fermented dairy drink that is the liquid left behind after churning the butter out of the cream.
2. It can be drunk as is poured from the carton and is also used in cooking.
3. Buttermilk is wonderful when using in marinating things, especially chicken and pork.
4. Commercially cultured buttermilk was introduced to the US in the 1920’s and has been pasteurized and homogenized.
5. In America, immigrants made buttermilk popular because it was viewed as a food that could slow aging.
6. Liquid buttermilk is used primarily in the commercial preparation of baked goods and cheese.
7. Dried buttermilk stored in a sealed air tight container in a cool, dry location is shelf stable for 9-12 months.
8. Buttermilk solids are what is used in ice cream manufacturing and is added to pancake mixes.
9. 8 oz. of low fat buttermilk has 92 calories, 9 mg cholesterol, 238 mg salt, 7 G protein.
10. If you don’t have any buttermilk you can substitute it by adding 1 Tbsp. white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Let it sit for about 10 minutes or until it curdles.
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