fat spread

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A general term for bread spreads (yellow fats), including butter, margarine, and low-fat spreads. Reduced fat spreads contain not more than 60% fat, and low-fat spreads not more than 40%, compared with 80% fat in butter and margarine. Very low-fat spreads contain less than 20% fat, and some as little as 5%.

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