MANY people think margarine is healthier than real butter, but according to the Consumer Council, about 85 percent of margarine samples have a cancer-causing chemical, glycidol (環氧丙醇). Sixteen of those brands also have the polluting chemical 3-MCPD, which hurts the kidney.
The Consumer Council explained that when people use margarine and butter normally, the amounts consumed is not at harmful levels. But people should eat healthier, and perhaps stop using so much butter when cooking and baking.
Of the 30 samples tested, nine are butter and 21 are margarine. The Sunny Meadow sample has the most glycidol, and the sample of one kind of President margarine has the most 3-MCPD. These two chemicals are created when butter or margarine is processed in high heat, so snacks like potato crisps and biscuits could also have a lot of these chemicals
(This article is published on Goodies on 25 April 2018)