Ghee which is also known as clarified butter is very popular and is used in many parts of the world. They are used for making sweets and is also added in many of the dishes fed to children. It is a traditional food that is healthy than any of the cooking oils and even butter.
Though it is cholesterol rich, it can provide many health benefits when consumed in moderation. Ghee is rich in Vitamin A, D and E. They are fat soluble and contains many essential fatty acids. When prepared in the right method, ghee never gets bad or spoil. It can stored up to 100 years when stored in the right container. One good thing about ghee is that, you need not refrigerate it.
It is casein and lactose free and can be used by everyone. It is highly nutritious and helps to gain good cholesterol in toddlers and kids.
Many natural medicines in Ayurveda are prepared using ghee, it has smoking point that is really high. Even when you cook in high temperatures, it does not break down to form free radicals. It is stable and adds nutrition to the medicine and enhances the effectiveness.
As the fat in ghee is saturated, it can also be consumed by people who have high cholesterol. Any nutrition rich food is good for health when consumed in moderation. It provides Vitamin K, which is an essential vitamin, that supplies calcium to the bones.
Apart from the nutrition, it adds a good aroma to the food cooked. When you purchase milk, if possible, make sure you source milk from grass fed cows. Ghee extracted from grass fed cow’s milk is more nutritious when compared to others. There are many packed and ready made ghee available in the market, but homemade ghee is always better when compared!