Was margarine invented for turkeys and is it really mostly plastic ??

The Truth:

The heart of this eRumor, the comparison between butter and Margarine, has circulated since 2005.  Later versions added the tidbit about Margarine being manufactured to fatten turkeys.

We’ll go through the email one fact at time but it needs to be kept in mind that not every Margarine product is the same.  There are other spreads that are loosely called Margarine but may, for example, be part vegetable oil or a fat-free Margarine product.

1.  Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed The turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a Payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this Product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food Appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in Place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever New flavorings Fiction!

According to the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers, Margarine was the idea of a Frenchman named Hippolyte Mege-Mouriez in response to a request from Emperor Louis Napoleon for ideas for a substitute for butter.  In 1869 he used margaric acid and the name of his formulation became known as Margarine. It became a hit in the United States in the late 1800’s.

2.  Both have the same amount of calories -Truth!
A tablespoon of butter is 100 calories.  A tablespoon of Margarine is 100 calories.

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