What is Ghee? – ​​The Healthy Indian Golden Butter

Ghee is a traditional Indian ingredient found in almost every Indian recipe. But what makes this golden butter so healthy? Let's look at...
What is Ghee? – ​​The Healthy Indian Golden Butter

An important part of conscious eating is the use of good quality ingredients. In India, special care is taken to ensure that all food consumed is fresh and nutritious.We would like to introduce you to one of the main ingredients of Indian cuisine: ghee. But what exactly is ghee?


What Is Ghee Made Of?

If you taste it once, you will love it immediately. Ghee is refined butter with an incredibly fine, easy-to-spread texture. It is also easy to make at home, you just need good quality butter to start with. It can even be consumed by lactose sensitive people because it does not contain any lactose.

At the same time, it contains a lot of useful nutrients that are essential for the organism. This golden butter is a natural source of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. It also contains antioxidants and omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. As ghee is free of all perishable substances, it can be stored for up to 1.5 – 2 years.


Why Should You Choose Ghee Over Oil?

  • As it does not contain any perishable substances, it does not turn rancid. Plus, it doesn’t even need to be stored in the refrigerator.
  • It does not burn: although opinions are divided, the burning point of ghee is between 190 and 250 degrees. This means that it can be used without problems for both baking and cooking.
  • Its omega 3 fatty acids have a beneficial effect on the digestive system, reduce body fat and contribute to muscle building.
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • It can also be consumed in case of constipation and ulcers.
  • It cleanses the liver, the bile duct.
  • It strengthens the immune system as it contains vitamins and antioxidants.
  • It helps healthy joints to function, so it is recommended for all yoga practitioners to consume it!
  • It has an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • It is a common ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine and one of the building blocks of it: it coordinates the body and mind, stimulates brain function, and has a rejuvenating effect.
  • It is used to treat and protect the skin
  • It is an important part of the traditional Indian cleansing treatment, pancsakarma. 


How Can You Make Ghee at Home?

Buy good quality butter and heat it up on the stove, but make sure it heats over a low flame so it doesn’t burn. Once the butter is completely melted and the moisture in it has evaporated, milk protein and milk sugar precipitate. This layer appears at the bottom of the pot with a kind of foam on top of the ghee, the ghee enclosed between these two layers.

Carefully remove the foam and then, taking care not to allow the white layer at the bottom of the vessel to enter, pour the ghee through a thick filter into a glass container. Allow to cool.

We hope you found our article useful and make this golden healthy refined butter at home as well. Visit our Facebook page for more articles and information!



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