Ghee has been lauded as an essential superfood with dozens of health benefits for thousands of years. It has its origins in India and to this day is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine because of its healing properties. Ghee has been used for thousands of years, quite literally. It’s truly an “ancient” health food and is definitely not a fad.
What exactly is Ghee?
Also known as clarified butter, Ghee is formed when butter is boiled and the milk solids are removed, leaving a concentrated residue of pure natural fats. What you're left with is an easily digestible fat that is highly nutritious and flavorful.
Why is Ghee considered a 'Superfood'?
1. IT'S PACKED FULL OF FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS (A, D, E, K)
Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed with fat and stored in the gastrointestinal tract, and they are essential to maintaining a healthy metabolism and required for so many different biochemical processes within the body. Ghee also contains a uniquely absorbable form of Vitamin D. Ghee also contains Vitamin K2.
2. IS A GREAT SOURCE OF BUTYRATE
Butter and ghee are great sources of naturally occurring butyrate in our diet. Butyrate, or butyric acid, is a short-chain fatty acid that acts as a detoxifier, it's anti-inflammatory.
3. IT'S HEAT STABLE. YOU CAN COOK WITH IT!
It's an excellent fat to use in your cooking and baked goods as it is a stable and natural fat, meaning its chemical structure will not be altered or damaged when it's heated.
4. IT HAS A STABLE SHELF-LIFE
Ghee can stay in your kitchen pantry for up to a month once it has been opened, and it lasts in the fridge for about 7 months. This is due to the lack of moisture in the oil. Be sure to store your ghee in a sealed jar away from heat.
5. EASILY DIGESTIBLE
Ghee is very easy to digest. Because ghee is free of casein and other milk solids, it is a great option for people with sensitivities to dairy. Butyrate helps support a healthy digestive tract and decreases inflammation.
6. GHEE TASTES AMAZING
“Fat gives things flavor.” – Julia Child...enough said!
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