This could be the biggest surprise of your day! Butter has a bad reputation as a food that puts on weight and contributes to heart and artery disease. But butter is actually rich in fat-soluble vitamins and it’s a natural, wholefood source of saturated fat. A small amount of saturated fat is important in the diet, and it’s especially useful for cooking. Delicate fats such as the polyunsaturates found in sunflower oil are damaged by heat which destroys their health-giving properties and can actually make them worse for you than butter fat. Cooking with ghee (clarified butter) is recommended by many health enthusiasts.