We are all told and believe that margarine is better for our health than butter, the truth of this matter unless labelled reduced fat or low fat margarine hold the same total fat as butter.
The difference between butter and margarine is that they hold different saturated and unsaturated fat content. Margarine are soft and rich in mono and poly saturates you should always check label for fat levels and trans fatty acids.
Normally at room temperature margarine would be the same consistency as oil, trans fatty acids are added to the oil to solidify at room temperature. The more trans fat added the higher saturated and LDL effects within the margarine. Some margarine’s can be good, always check fat levels and compare to other margarine’s.