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    Fonterra highlights resurgence of butter in Asia as the world adopts better understanding of health foods

    18 October 2017
    Over the last 10 years, butter consumption has increased 1.7 million metric tons per annum. 
    In recent years we’ve seen the world adopt a better understanding of the health benefits of butter. While historically experts advised people to reduce their fat intake, they now agree that fats are actually beneficial for people’s health – especially natural dairy fats. 
    In Asia, disposable income is increasing and consumers are looking for more premium food options. According to Fonterra, consumers are willing to pay 15 percent more for bakery products made with butter compared to margarine. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke to Fonterra’s Regional Foodservice Director Stanley Goh who discussed the changing needs of butter.