With more consumers opting for plant-based food alternatives, it's never been a better time for food scientists to unveil a new low-calorie butter alternative that's made mostly from water.
The new product is made by emulsifying a small amount of vegetable oil and milk fat with 80 percent water to mimic the texture and taste of butter. It also features beeswax as a stabilizer to further immediate the consistency of real butter. The new butter alternative boasts 25.2 calories and 2.8 grams of fat per tablespoon, a much healthier makeup than the nutritional benefits of traditional butter.
The widespread adoption of this new water-based butter could drastically reduce the nation's dependence on dairy which greatly contributes to climate change in addition to lowering the population's consumption of trans-fat.