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Baking can be very rewarding—especially when the fruits of your labor turn out healthy and delicious. Browse through our best techniques and recipes to start your delectable baking adventure.

Salted vs Unsalted Butter

Learn the subtle differences between these two butters for the next time you get ready to bake.

Salted and Unsalted Butter

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The difference between salted and unsalted butter is simple: about 80 miligrams of sodium per tablespoon. Salt acts as a preservative and prolongs the shelf life of butter. Most people use salted butter, and we often use it in our recipes, but some cooks prefer unsalted because it allows them to control the amount of salt in a dish and preserves the mellow sweetness of butter. If you want unsalted butter, look for the words "sweet butter" or "unsalted." The term "sweet cream butter" is used for both salted and unsalted butter.

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