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𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘦? Clarified butter made at low heat by skimming away milk solids and liquid from butter resulting in a pure form of fat.
Known for its Ayurvedic properties, it has made its way to almost every cuisine. Hailed by chefs / celebrities all over the world and more recently by Kourtney Kardashian, Grass-fed ghee is often touted as liquid gold!
𝘐𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦? The process of making ghee removes most of the milk sugar lactose and the milk protein casein. For people
𝘐𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦? The process of making ghee removes most of the milk sugar lactose and the milk protein casein. For people who have allergies or sensitivities to dairy, ghee is a better alternative to butter.
𝘐𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘷𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯? No. Even though it is free of dairy, it is an animal source of fat.
𝘐𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥? While it has only small amounts of vitamins A, E and K, cooking vegetables and grains in ghee increases the bioavailability of nutrients from the cooked food.
It is also rich in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) — the essential fatty acid found almost exclusively in grass-fed animals which is now believed to protect against cancer, heart disease, and type II diabetes.
It is top of the list on fats with highest smoking point. This makes it ideal for sautéing and frying.
Known also for its anti-inflammatory benefits it protects cells against oxidative damage.
Ghee helps with satiation. When combined with carbs, protein and fiber it makes the meal more balanced and allows for lesser carb consumption - think 2 chapatis instead of 3, 1 bowl of rice instead of 2.
Addition of good fats at meal times helps reduce the glycemic index while aiding in easier digestion.
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥? 2-3 tsp a day for a normal healthy adult.
𝘉𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘵? Raw or cooked as long as it’s not an entire meal of ghee! Limit overall intake of fried foods.
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥? Too much of a good thing can be bad. Consult a doctor if there are specific health conditions. Excess consumption could cause thickening of arteries and weight gain.
𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵? Grass-fed cow’s ghee is yellower in colour, has a lighter texture and largely offers more nutrition than buffalo ghee.
𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘦-𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦? It is easy to make ghee at home from grass-fed butter. However, good quality ghee is available in stores too - read the label to see source of ghee if looking for cow’s ghee.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵? Go ahead and have the homemade laddoos and the ghee on your chapati and in your dal or even bake a cake with it. By all means enjoy a dollop of ghee in your idli podi. However, there’s no evidence to support that it can replace all other fats in the diet. All in all, we are saying ‘yay’ to ghee!
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