Ghee butter is clarified butter. Originated in ancient India, this butter is obtained through simple process of boiling butter, in which process butterfat is separated from and protein and dairy substances.
Ghee is clarified butter. It is produced by long-lasting cooking on low heat. During this cooking, water from butter evaporates and protein and other milk solids substances are separated and removed with a spoon. In this way ghee butter becomes more tasty and is without impurities. If it’s properly made, ghee does not have to be kept in the fridge like ordinary butter, ghee will not spoil even on room temperature.
Ghee has ideal, balanced ratio of essential fatty acids. It contains 99.9% milk fat and 0.09% of water, more precisely, comprises less than 0.1% of lactose and other milk proteins. Ghee has a mild, sweet, nutty taste and it does not contain any other ingredients or additives.
In Ayurveda ghee is highly valued for its medicinal properties. Ayurveda places ghee or clarified butter at the top from foods that contain fat. Ghee is pure and does not contain additives that are normally present in butter.
Ghee contains saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Regardless of saturated fatty acids, which are in their natural form, ghee reduces levels of harmful cholesterol in the body. Ghee does not contain casein and lactose, making it suitable for people allergic to milk. Of course, no salt, sugar, flavors or preservatives. It contains fat soluble vitamins A, D and E.
According to Ayurveda (One of the world’s oldest holistic whole-body healing systems) ghee butter has the following health benefits:
- Improves memory
- Strengthens intelligence
- Regulates digestion
- Protects joints
- Improves vision
- Boosts immunity
- Gives the body flexibility and vitality
- Slows aging process
- Accelerates wound healing
- Cleans blood vessels
- Lower bad cholesterol
It’s interesting to know that over the years its healing properties strengthen. As ghee becomes older it becomes more powerful and it’s more appreciated.
You can use it as plain butter for eating or for cooking. You can also use it instead of body balm or cream, because it’s very good absorbed into the skin and nourishes it. Simple, you can use it in literally like you want because it has no adverse effects.
This has an important role in Indian and Ayurvedic cooking because foods adds delicious flavor and beautiful yellow color. It is resistant to heat and is good for deep frying.