Heart Foods, LLC

Website: www.buttercupsbutter.com

Greeting Wednesday Market in Zebulon,

Here at Heart Foods are our goal is to produce a healthy version of those basic comfort foods that we all know and love. What better place to start than with Butter! I love to cook and I’ve always loved butter! Over 20 years ago I started blending combinations that would produce a more heart healthy butter but was still delicious and totally versatile. ButterCups was the result. I wanted something where every element of my recipe had a high nutritional profile and offered a high smoke point so that it could be versatile just like butter. I wanted to be able to cook, bake, saute and spread it on my bread! I have taken rBST free European style butter and added Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado Oil and Sunflower Lecithin (the fruit oils and lecithin are non GMO), then plain kefir and sea salt. This created an exquisitely smooth and creamy butter that is spreadable right from your refrigerator. As time went by friends started asking for my butters and when would I start selling them? Then folks said, “you have to create some great flavors” and so begin that creative process.

I now have 6 flavors that include:

Sweet Cream with Sea Salt
Unsalted Sweet Cream
Honey Butter – using local raw honey
Olive Garlic
Lemon Butter
Maple Pecan Butter

All flavors are $6.00 apiece, you recieve 12 oz of product in a 16 container (because of the way it fluffs up during the blending process), and it comes with a tamper proof lid. My new sumptuous Maple Pecan Butter is now available! I use a Grade A pure Maple Syrup and fresh pressed Pecan Oil from Oliver Farm in South Georgia. Our Maple Pecan Butter comes in 10oz for $6.00. It is definitely a butter that will make you swoon!

All of our Nutritional Fact Panels were done by the University of Georgia. We had an extended analysis done of my ButterCups blend and the results were very exciting! Without realizing it I had created something I had only hoped for…all my ButterCups are a minimum of 50% less saturated fat, 50% less cholesterol, 50% less sodium and 20% less calories than USDA Butter! Now I have something I can truly offer you that I know is both delicious and healthy, and can be used and enjoyed just like butter. Like you all, I am very health conscious consumer and I plan to transition my products to all non GMO in the coming year. I am also looking for a butter from pastured cows that receive only a small amount of non GMO feed if needed. It will likely increase the price some, but it will be worth it. Until then I am grateful to be able to offer a European Style butter that is rBST free as the base for my ButterCups!

In the coming year I look forward to offering two great new flavors:
Cinnamon Dolche Butter and Basil Butter!

You can find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/buttercupsbutter. We and would greatly appreciate your “liking us” there. I will be sharing many wonderful ways you can use and enjoy ButterCups. Watch for our recipes, photos and health related information. If you have any questions feel free to email me at heartfoods@aol.com or call us toll free at 1-855-7BUTTER (28-8837). Our website is under construction, but we hope you will follow our journey as we grow at www.buttercupsbutter.com.

As you enjoy ButterCups and experiment, let us know. It would be great to post recipes that you’ve created or the savory combinations you come up with. At some point it would be fun to do a contest – Enjoy!

I am excited to be apart of your healthy local food community. Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to ButterCups.

With Many Thanks, Shulamit Duncan your Chief ButterCup Maker

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