'Vita butter contains less cholesterol'

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Chandigarh, Dec 17 (UNI) Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation today claimed that its product 'Vita Butter' had lowest percentage of cholesterol as compared to other brands available in the market.

Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Managing Director Dhanpat Singh said a recent survey based on tests of table butter of different brands had revealed that 'Vita Butter' has 58.62 per cent cholesterol, the lowest among other brands.

Also, 'Vita Butter' had the lowest fat level at 80.07 per cent.

The survey, he said, was conducted by an accredited laboratory according to the specifications of Bureau of Indian Standards and Prevention of Food Adulteration Act and Rules.

He said that as compared to 'Vita Butter', the percentage of fat and cholesterol for other brands was as under: Amul- fat 80.30 per cent and cholesterol 88.46 per cent, Britannia-fat 80.12 per cent and cholesterol 82.47 per cent, Verka-80.90 per cent and 89.49 per cent, Mother Dairy-81.30 per cent and 90.34 per cent, DMS salt 80.12 per cent and 97.09 per cent, DMS plain- fat 82.09 and cholesterol 89.79 per cent.

He said that in case of Parag the level of fat was 81.82 per cent and of cholesterol 103.53 per cent, Sneha- fat 82.60 per cent and cholesterol 81.86 per cent and in case of Swastik the percentage of fat was 82.19 and of cholesterol 95.24.

He said that from April to November in the current financial year 2007-08, the Dairy Cooperatives have procured 978 lakh liters of milk as against 823 liters during last year showing an increase of 18.8 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of last year.

He said that the average number of functional societies increased to 5028 during the year 2006-07 and further to 5480 from April to November in the year 2007-08, where as there were 4127 functional societies in 2005-06.

UNI

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