Bets are on that if you haven’t tried it, you’ll want to make it after you read this… Popular in Indian and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years,and highly recommended in Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short). Which is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems, which was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.
So what is Ghee?
Ghee is a type of clarified butter, where the milk solids are caramelized and then removed so that only the pure butterfat remains. This caramelization process gives ghee a rich, nutty flavor that regular clarified butter doesn’t have. While it can be expensive to purchase, ghee is actually quite simple to make. Read on to learn about its flavorful and healthful cooking benefits, as well as how to make ghee.
Benefits of cooking with ghee vs. butter
Ghee possesses a deep yellow color from its beta-carotene content, a precursor to vitamin A. Two tablespoons of ghee contains 14 percent of your vitamin A daily value. And FYI…it has such a rich taste to it! Note: A good pure Ghee will not have a salt taste to it!!
Ghee is suitable for casein and lactose intolerant individuals, it is a food source of Vitamin D, it supports weight loss, improves digestion, reduces inflammation and helps build strong bones! What’s not to love?!
But the real benefits of ghee come from what it doesn’t have. Because the process of clarifying butter removes casein, a dairy protein, and lactose that is present in butter, even dairy-sensitive people can enjoy it. It’s also Paleo- and Bulletproof-approved.
When it comes to cooking, ghee reigns supreme due to its high smoke point – how hot you can heat a fat before it oxidizes. While butter smokes at 350°F, ghee is one of the most stable cooking fats and can be heated up to 485°F. It’s perfect for pan-frying or baking anything – actually even better than butter, coconut oil, MCT oil, or olive oil. A note when cooking with ghee: it is more oily than butter so it may change the consistency of a dish slightly. Play around with it to find its sweet spot in whatever you are preparing.
How long does ghee last?
The great news for ghee lovers is that it’s extremely shelf-stable, so it will typically last up to a month plus at room temperature or even longer in the fridge. While ghee is expensive, it’s beyond simple to make – so you can add it to your diet on any budget. Remember, if it’s cheap…then its probably not not the real stuff that you see on the shelves. At the end of this article I found a youtube video for making your own Ghee. Have I made it? No, not yet ! But then again I just found this handy video!
Incredible Benefits Of Ghee for Skin “The Golden Elixir”
- Essential Oil of choice? Manuka This is a handy tip if you cannot get Manuka honey you could use your local organic honey and add Manuka essential oil! Easy!
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