BOULDER, COLO. – Smart Balance, a unit of Boulder Brands, Inc., is introducing blended butter sticks with omega-3 fatty acids.

The sticks contain real butter and a blend of palm fruit, canola and purified fish oils, plus cholesterol-reducing plant sterols. The product has 28% less saturated fat than regular butter.

“Many of our consumers want the taste and texture of real butter when cooking and baking,” said John Becker, executive vice-president of Smart Balance. “So we’ve taken the great taste of butter and added the benefits of our spreadable better butters; then we put them in a convenient stick form that’s easy to measure and perfect for recipe making.”

The blended butter sticks are available nationwide in 8-oz packages.