margarine means: Solid fat was invented as a replacement for butter in baking and cooking in 1869. It was originally made entirely from beef fat. Margarine today is made from a range of fats, including vegetable and water. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does margarine mean?

  • Available in many forms. Butter can be used interchangeably with regular margarine with 80 fat. Even at low temperatures, soft margarine can be spread easily even when refrigerated. To increase the volume of whipped margarine, air is added to it. Diet margarine, also known as imitation or diet margarine, has a significantly lower fat content. It can contain half the calories and sometimes even less than regular margarine. Margarine was originally invented as a substitute for butter in baking and cooking. Margarine was originally made only from beef fat. Margarine can now be made from a range of fats. It is rare to find beef fat today. However, there is a greater awareness towards a healthier diet. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • Margarine was developed in late 1800s to replace butter. It is made up of 80 percent vegetable oils that have been partially hydrogenated so it can hold its solid form. 20% is flavorings and colorings. Margarine can be either salted or unsalted. Home baking recipes that require margarine must use it, not spreads, whippings, reduced-fat or reduced-fat forms. This will ensure the best possible results. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • This is a fatty butter substitute made from a mixture of vegetable oils hydrogenated and vitamins. It also contains other ingredients such as emulsifiers. (in Merlin Dictionary)