[Sca-cooks] Butter

Doc edoard at medievalcookery.com
Mon Jun 23 09:22:18 PDT 2008

--- Kerri Martinsen <kerrimart at mindspring.com> wrote:

> *Butter for health purposes* was left in the
> sunlight for 12-14 days, this
> bleaches it and removes the Vitamin A, whilst adding
> Vitamin D. This was
> given to children to help prevent rickets.

Considering that vitamin D wasn't discovered until the
early 20th century, and that vitamin D levels in dairy
products decrease with oxidation, I'd say that this
one was total bunk.  Vitamin D is produced in animals
and plants through exposure to UV radiation - but
that's in a *living* animal or plant.

> source:

Tertiary source that doesn't provide (or link to)
primary or even secondary sources.  Given some of the
broad statemens and the misinformation/misleading info
on butter above, I wouldn't take anything from this
site as accurate unless it could be backed up with
other, better documented sources.

- Doc


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