Benefits of Ghee

Ghee is a clarified form of butter which is prepared at home by a simple melting procedure. It is prepared in almost every house in South Asian countries. It is added to most of the cuisines of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Since it is mainly made up of Cow milk, therefore it is considered auspicious by the people and is also used in several rituals. There is no doubt that Desi Ghee enhances the taste of the cuisine in which it is added. It is known for its purity and taste. 

Benefits of Ghee

Pure Desi Ghee

Preparing Ghee At Home:

Pure Ghee is prepared by heating the cultured butter at a medium temperature in any utensil at homes. While heating, the butter starts melting and white froth assembles on the top. It then requires an occasional stirring which reduces the formation of froth and the color of the butter starts changing to pale yellow. Then it is simmered at a low heat until the color of the butter turns to golden. Slowly the residues settle down at the bottom and fresh Ghee floats above, which is ready to be eaten. 

Benefits of Ghee

Cooking Benefits:

  • Adds taste - Ghee is added to most of the cuisines for its delicious taste and it also provides an exotic flavor to the dish.
  • Ideal for frying - Unlike other edible oils which are used for frying it has high smoke point which makes it ideal for deep frying. 
  • Stores well - Because of its low moisture content it can be stored for many days without refrigeration. 

Health & Nutritional Benefits:

  • Digestible - Ghee consists of saturated fatty acids, which are short in their composition making it easy to digest. 
  • Anti-inflammatory - In ancient times, Ghee was used for healing the inflammation in the body. 
  • Enhances growth - Ghee is a very healthy and nutritional food item which helps in the growth of the body and is therefore elders give it to the children at their growth stage. 
  • Develops memory - Ghee is believed to be also consumed to enhance the memory of a person. 
  • Absorbs Vitamins - Due to the presence of the fatty acids, Ghee absorbs the vitamins from the food in which it is added and fulfills the requirement of the adequate vitamins in the body.