Memorial Day
Healthnotes Index:


Butter: Main Image


Butter should be refrigerated at or below 40°F (4.4°C) to retain its quality and to guard against rancidity. Under these conditions, it can be stored about a month. Butter that has an unpleasant smell or sour taste is likely to be rancid and should not be eaten, as the odor corresponds to a buildup of butyric acid. Opened butter cartons and unwrapped sticks of butter should be kept in a separate refrigerator compartment or in a covered butter dish to keep the butter from absorbing the odors of other foods. To soften it, remove butter from the refrigerator 30 minutes before you want to use it. Frozen butter can be stored for extended periods of time. At 20 to 30°F (–6.6 to –1.1°C), it can be kept for up to four months. At –10°F (–23.3° ), it can be kept for up to a year. To freeze it, place the packaged or wrapped butter in a plastic freezer bag, or wrap it in heavy foil. To thaw the butter, place unopened cartons or sticks in the refrigerator compartment. Thaw only enough for immediate use or to be used within one month.

Copyright © 2016 Healthnotes, Inc. All rights reserved.

Learn more about Healthnotes, the company.

The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

List: $26.28
Our Price: $21.02

List: $42.15
Our Price: $35.83

List: $5.99
Our Price: $5.39

List: $29.80
Our Price: $23.84

List: $40.35
Our Price: $34.30

List: $10.59
Our Price: $8.47

View More Products

Email Exclusives - Sign up to receive amazing deals via email:

Please note that does not process orders from Friday evening to Saturday evening.

The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by or the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

© 1999-2016 Kosher Vitamins Express. All Rights Reserved.

Report a bug on