Margarine, one molecule away from plastic

Once I have visited a margarine factory in Sydney and trust me, if you do too, you will never eat margarine again. Did you know it is actually pink and they add colour to it to resemble butter? Did you know that margarine is molecularly one carbon different from plastic? Did you know that if you leave it outside for couple of days no flies will touch it and it will not rot or smell?

Margarine Manufacturing Process

Use avocado spread, nut or seed spread, olive oil, coconut oil, or butter if you are not allergic to dairy.


About Naturopathy by Savvas Ioannides
Savvas Ioannides is a Naturopathic, Herbal and GAPS Diet practitioner who studied at Nature Care College in Sydney. Savvas uses holistic and natural therapies including Herbal remedies and Nutrition to boost your vitality and help you achieve optimum levels of health.

4 Responses to Margarine, one molecule away from plastic

  1. Ursula Menelaou says:

    I am In total shock and at the same time utterly disgusted because what is advertised and promoted as “healthy” to the consumer is in reality a huge health hazard . Since years now I refrain from using Margarine because I never liked the look of it .


  2. Unfortunately Ursula is not just margarine that is advertised as healthy. Another example is the dairy industry that has been brain-washing us for so long, infiltrating governments and the medical profession to promote dairy as a means to prevent osteoporosis whereas now scientific research proves the opposite.


  3. Mark says:

    Plastic is a polymer, made up of a long chain of repeated smaller molecules. Plastics are usually made from crude oil and natural gas, but can be made from natural materials such as wood, corn, plants, and even sugars. In fact, one of the earliest plastics made in the 1800’s was from milk. So whilst both plastic and margarine can be made from vegetable oil, that is where any similarity ends. The claim is nonsensical – adding one molecule to margarine won’t turn it into plastic.

    Even if it were true, it’s worth considering that one molecule can make a world of difference. Many natural substances are very similar in chemical composition but very different in appearance and effect. One molecule, and more importantly how the molecules are arranged, makes a huge difference to the end product. Take for example the difference between hydrogen peroxide (bleach) and water, which have only one atom difference.


  4. nena says:

    I like your comment Mark. What a difference one molecule can make. If cyanide is mixed in then it should be labeled like on the bottles of alcohol and cigarettes. Process of margarine as shown above allows the pesticides to be mixed in. We should push for more raw foods and less processed anyways. Why people are upset is b/c truth is hidden and I don’t blame people for saying margarine is one molecule away from being plastic. My chemistry teacher at FHCHS projected the molecular break down of plastic and margarine and stated how they comercialize ” I can’t believe it’s butter” He says, “If you fall for that, I can’t believe you’re so stupid!”


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