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What is Ghee Butter and What is it Good for?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
What is Ghee Butter and What is it Good for?

Ghee butter is a milk fat for cooking with an unique, nutty aroma. Ghee butter is world famous and is mostly used in Indian cuisine. Also known as clarified butter or refined butter, it is suitable for all types of dishes.

It is traditionally made by heating milk, until its water content has evaporated and its solid dairy substances can be filtered, leaving only the liquid fat.

Culinary experts and nutritionists have certified Ghee butter as a safe cooking butter due to the fact that it is rich in nutrients, has a high smoke level and so on.

Ghee butter contains a huge amount of saturated fat. Chemical analysis has shown that it contains 64% saturated fats, including useful fatty acids such as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), butyrate, omega-3, 6 acids and others.

Culinary enthusiasts often use pure Ghee butter as a healthier choice for cooking.

See how Ghee is prepared in India.

Benefits of Ghee butter


The main reasons why the clarified butter is preferred for cooking are:

- its health benefits;

- easy storage;

- longer shelf life, etc.

As a cooking fat, Ghee is an universal dairy product. You can use Ghee butter in the preparation of all kinds of dishes and desserts. Whether it's deep frying, sautéing or baking, you can use it as a fat. Ghee butter is also suitable for slow cooking.

Apart from being ideal for all kinds of culinary feats, it is also an excellent enhancer of the taste of cooked dishes. Ghee butter adds a creamy texture to food and its nutty aroma offers natural freshness.

Pure Ghee is suitable for cooking both vegetables and meat products. This dairy product is also ideal for seasoning salads.

You can use Ghee butter to spread your morning toast.

Health benefits of Ghee

Ghee butter

Ghee butter is free of lactose and casein (milk protein). People with lactose intolerance can use Ghee butter in their diet without any risk to their health.

As mentioned, Ghee butter contains up to 64% saturated milk fat and is a reliable source of high quality fat for humans. If keto diet or paleo regime is followed, Ghee butter can be used in the diet as one of the most reliable sources of saturated fat.

The keto diet is a weight loss plan high in fat and low in carbohydrates and therefore the inclusion of Ghee in it is particularly appropriate.

You can use organic Ghee butter in morning drinks such as tea or coffee (butter coffee). High in calories, Ghee butter can keep hunger at bay, leading to calorie control leading to natural weight loss.

Ghee butter contains a lot of saturated fat and some heart-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K.

How to store Ghee?

Refined Ghee

You can store Ghee in your kitchen at normal temperature. Place the container on the dark shelf in the kitchen cabinet, away from heat and sunlight. You should also keep the jar away from humidifiers. Just keep the lid of the jar tightly closed.

Because this fat is more sensitive to light, you should store Ghee butter in an opaque jar instead of in a clear glass jar.

If stored in an airtight container on a dark and dry shelf, it remains fit for consumption at room temperature for 18 months from the date of manufacture.

Tasty, safe, easy to store and cost-effective - these are the benefits that fans of Ghee butter can enjoy if they use quality fat made from cow's milk. Be sure to enjoy your favorite crumbly butter cookies or livers in butter, but prepared with Ghee.

More reasons to start cooking with Ghee.