I have known about ghee for over 4 years but didn’t include it in my pantry until recently. Let me tell you …………… I LOVE it!
Ghee is clarified butter. It originated in India and is used in many countries for cooking, as traditional medicine and for religious rituals. Within Ayurveda, ghee is considered one of the most satvic foods. Satvic foods promote positivity, growth and expansion of consciousness.
What’s great about ghee is that it has a high smoke point. This means that you can cook with it and it won’t break down into free radicals like some other oils do when you heat them. I use ghee now for pretty much everything …… when I sauté veggies, when I make popcorn on the stove top, when I fry eggs …… you name it!
My hubby’s not a fan of coconut oil, so I use ghee instead of coconut oil in baking recipes.
Although ghee is made from butter, because the milk solids have been removed, most people who are lactose or casein intolerant have no issue with ghee.
Ghee has all sorts of health benefits too!
Ghee is rich in healthy fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K. These vitamins are important for promoting bone and brain health, and for boosting the immune system.
Like coconut oil, ghee is rich in medium-chain fatty acids. The energy from these medium chain fatty acids can be used to burn fat and therefore assist with weight loss.
As well, ghee stimulates the secretion of gastric acid which helps with digestion.
Although I buy my ghee, it’s actually not difficult to make.
Here is a video showing you how to make your own ghee:
I hope that you give ghee a try. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do!