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Is butter color a reliable indicator of quality?

Natural butter can vary from the palest of yellows to a deep yellow, depending on the cow's breed and feed. Certain breeds produce deeper yellow butters and all cows produce their deepest-colored butter in the springtime and early summer, when the grass they eat is particularly rich in orange-yellow carotene. When winter comes, so does a paler butter.

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