Bottom Line: Ghee is a type of clarified butter that is stable at room temperature. It has been used in Indian cooking and Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times.
How Is It Made?
Ghee is made by heating butter to separate the liquid and milk solid portions from the fat. First, butter is boiled until its liquid evaporates and milk solids settle at the bottom of the pan and turn golden to dark brown. Next, the remaining oil (the ghee) is allowed to cool until it becomes warm. It’s then strained before being transferred to jars or containers. It can easily be made at home using grass-fed butter, as shown in this recipe.
Bottom Line: Ghee can be made by heating butter to remove water and milk solids from the fat.
How Does It Compare to Butter?
Ghee and butter have similar nutritional compositions and culinary properties, although there are a few differences."
There is a lot more to read in Franziska's article, including:
The nutrition comparison data for one tablespoon (14 grams) of ghee and butter, its use in cooking and food preparation, its potential health benefits and any potential adverse effects.
Take Home Message
"Ghee is a natural food with a long history of medicinal and culinary uses. It provides certain cooking advantages over butter and is definitely preferable if you have a dairy allergy or intolerance. However, at this point, there isn’t any evidence suggesting that it’s healthier than butter overall. Both can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy diet."
Readers - you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas, are within this blog. It is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.
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