Diet craze and butter

The soaring popularity of a fat-rich fad diet has depleted stocks of butter in Norway creating a looming Christmas culinary crisis.

Norwegians have eaten up the country’s entire stockpile of butter, partly as the result of a “low-carb” diet sweeping the Nordic nation which emphasizes a higher intake of fats.


Butter is now selling on Norway’s top auction website, with a 250-gram piece starting at around $13 (8.28 pounds), roughly four times its normal price.

In Romania, a normal piece of butter is somewhere under 2 euros and most of the products are only close to butter. Actually I don’t know if they are contain real butter as most Romanians prefer margarine, cause it is cheaper. Also the climate is hotter than in Norway so I think that the demand for fat-rich products is weaker.

Nutritionists say that you should limit dietary saturated fat to under 20 grams a day and just one tablespoon of butter has 7 grams of the stuff.

Fat is important to quiet hunger and help the body absorb vitamins, and without some fat we won’t be able to run alot of the functions in the body.

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