What on Earth is Ghee?

What is Ghee-


Ghee is one of the many items available for cooking meals but is often overlooked and unheard of.

Ghee is very similar to butter and is Indian based while being used in all kinds of dishes throughout their culture as a base for sautees and baked items. The use of this type of butter is often focused on by people that are searching for an alternative to butter that is known to be much more nutritious, and for good reason. This unique variation is becoming quite common in grocers around the globe.

Ghee has a nutty and buttery taste without the concern for dairy allergies that many people have.  It is still made from milk.  However, because it is made from milk solids that are separated out, the lactose intolerance that plagues many is not as much of a concern.

This is also a unique food item that is loaded with vitamins A and E which is comparable to soluble oils while also containing vitamins K12 and CLA (compounds that have been clinically proven to lower bad levels of cholesterol and help fight free radicals in the body. Many of the micronutrients found in ghee are comparable to coconut oil in that they are immediately digested and a great source of natural energy.

As is the case with any other kind of butter or oil, ghee should only be utilized in moderation while preparing a dish. Most recommended serving sizes are between one to two tablespoons in order to keep calorie counts low. No matter the serving size, this variation is a much better option than traditional margarine or butter.

 

 

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