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What Turns Cream into Butter? A Small Surprise

What turns cream into butter? Churning or mixing will do it. So is that the point I'd make? No. You already know that. No, there's a bit more to it. It has to do with a kind of membrane.

Blecch , you say? No, it's not all that bad. The membrane is called the milk fat globule membrane or MFGM . I prepared a brief article about it on my QuirkyScience website. Without speed reading you could complete it in under a minute. Why not check it out. Then you can provide others with the answer to the question: What turns cream into butter?

Here's the article: How Cream Turns to Butter

While you visit my site, please pick another article or two to read. I've written hundreds, you know. In fact, some 500 on that site alone.

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lookatdesktop wrote on June 26, 2017, 1:27 PM

Plasma ? Membranes? That makes me think about it before drinking my next glass of buttermilk. Okay, This is the kind of information that tells me I am not a scientist. :)

MegL wrote on June 27, 2017, 3:01 AM

I had never even thought of the question!