GHEE: HEALTHIER THAN BUTTER?
What is it?
Ghee is a type of clarified butter, made by heating butter to separate the liquid and milk solid portions from the fat. It has been a staple of both Indian cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. It can be used mostly in the same ways as butter, but ghee has a rich, caramel-like nutty flavor.
Why choose ghee?
- It’s natural as it’s free from additives, preservatives, and trans fats. Because it has no milk-solids it can be stored in room temperature without spoiling.
- Ghee has a high smoking point so it can be used for cooking in high temperatures without forming free radicals that are harmful to your health.
- Ayurvedic medicine has regularly used ghee to treat burns and swelling. It contains large quantities of butyrate, a fatty acid that has been linked to an immune system response that soothes inflammation.
- Since ghee is formed by removing milk solids, it contains only trace amounts of milk sugars (lactose) and proteins (casein), making it suitable for most people with dairy allergies.
- Ghee contains plentiful amounts of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
- In Ayurvedic medicine, ghee is said to restore balance and harmony in the body as well as it has an ability to increase life-force energy in the body.
- As ghee is high in saturated fat, it shouldn’t be eaten in excess, so portion control is key. Enjoy its amazing taste in moderation.
- Ghee is amazing in bullet coffee. And here we need your attention because our special bulletproof coffee with homemade ghee is available at Motion Café. And it’s a real kick-off for your day, you better try!
Article by Suvi