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How to choose: Spreads [news]

We explain what the labels mean on table spreads. You may be wondering why this is not entitled ‘how to choose butter and margarine’. Both butter and margarine must legally contain at least 80% fat to be given those names.

Many spreads are now much lower in fat, even as low as 40%. And that’s a good thing for the health of New Zealanders as butter, margarine and other spreads account for 16% of our total fat intake; the single highest item in our diets.

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