One question that we get occasionally is what is ghee and how is it different than butter?
Here is an example of a great product from Ancient Organics that is made from grass-fed cows, and that is important.
Grass-fed means that the cows were fed a diet of mostly field grasses and there is a major difference in the end products from them like milk or meat. For instance, Ghee made from grass-fed cows contains important fatty acids like Omega 3, 6, and 9; and important vitamins like A, D, E, and K.
Ghee is rich in butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid that promotes the health of the cells in our intestines. Regular consumption of ghee can help improve overall digestive health especially individuals that have issues.
Grain fed cows from commercialized farming do not have nearly the same nutritional content in their end products when compared to grass-fed.
The other thing to make sure on your grass-fed ghee is to find a fabulous brand, like Ancient Organics.
What Is Ghee?
It is basically clarified butter. Ghee is the Indian term for clarified butter. Butter is melted on low heat very slowly and excess moisture and milk solids are removed like lactose and most notably casein. The majority of people who have real serious dairy allergies are allergic to the casein.
So, the end product is basically butter oil, and believe it or not, the smoke point for ghee is higher than coconut oil.
By removing the milk products ghee is perfect for those who are lactose intolerant, and it is also shelf stable so it doesn't require refrigeration.
400+ degrees Fahrenheit is the smoke point for ghee so you can do some high-heat cooking with that as opposed to butter which is about 275 degrees. So, if you're going to be sauteing anything like vegetables, or whatever you have, you should try some ghee and use that instead of butter. It has that same buttery taste but none of the burn factor.
Remember, any time that you see butter or any other oil smoking on the stove, you have just taken a good fat and turned it into a trans fat and you will need to dump it and start over.
And there you have it, the difference between ghee and butter.
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