Harvest Organic Store’s Organic Butter Based Desi Ghee is made by melting regular butter. The butter separates into liquid fats and milk solids. Once separated, the milk solids are removed, which means that ghee has less lactose than butter.
Desi Ghee was traditionally used in Asian cooking. Like butter, ghee is typically made from cow’s milk.
Desi Ghee is another form of butter, basically clarified butter and the nutritional profile and fat content of the two are similar. However, desi ghee may be better for people who are sensitive to lactose and casein because it contains less of both.
While ghee and butter should be limited, a person can occasionally include both foods in a varied and balanced diet.
Harvest Organic Desi Ghee has a very long shelf life without going rancid. Since it has a high smoke point and is extremely easy to use as a cooking oil.
It’s a great alternative to using butter and in traditional Pakistani dishes – to get that extra punch of flavor.
Since it is high source of fat we do recommend using it in smaller quantities than you would use other cooking oils.
However, don’t let the high-fat content discourage you entirely as there are many other types nutritional benefits that this oil provides.
Besides cooking you can also ingest 1 -2 teaspoons of ghee a day to aid digestion and build bone strength.
* If you have high cholesterol or any type of heart condition please consult your doctor prior to use.
Desi ghee has been a favorite in most Pakistani households. It is an ancient remedy for cold, cough and soft skin, but in the last few years, the credibility of saturated fats like desi ghee has been debatable. Some believe that saturated fats are bad fats but a growing body of research and most health experts agree that naturally occurring saturated fats such as desi ghee are actually good for your health. Here are six amazing health benefits that you can derive by using desi ghee regularly.
- Boosts digestion: According to Ayurveda research “Ghee is one of the most easily digestible fats used for cooking. Ghee is a natural remedy for balancing the heating element (pitta) of the body. It aids in digestion, prevents constipation and helps in the excretion of toxins. Having half teaspoon of ghee with moong dal khichdi is a great way to detox.”
- Helps in weight loss:
Saying this myth straight by calling desi ghee the ‘fat that makes you thin’. The type of saturated fat that Desi Ghee has is short-chain-fatty acid. This helps to burn the stubborn fat in the body while regulating your metabolism.
- High smoke point: Desi ghee has a high heat point which means that it doesn’t burn easily while other oils may break down and release free radicals when heated at high temperatures. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to your cells and also increase the risk of disease. Moreover, Pakistani cooking requires a lot of sauteing and therefore, it is better to use desi ghee which won’t breakdown easily.
- Balances your hormones: The fat content in our body is mostly saturated fat and only 3% coming from other types. This ratio is absolutely important to know about our health and well-being. This prestigious golden elixir is rich in Vitamin K2 which builds hormones along with Vitamin A, D, E & K.”
- Strengthens immunity and helps in bone development: As kids, we were given a spoonful of desi ghee daily to boost our immunity and make our bones strong. Desi ghee acts as a strong microbial, anti-cancer, and antiviral agent. It is a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins that help in the growth and development of the bones.
- Good for your heart: Vitamin K2 found in desi ghee helps in preventing calcium deposits in the arteries that can lead to blockages and obstruct blood flow. It lowers bad cholesterol levels and increases good cholesterol levels, thus maintaining a healthy balance.
Desi Ghee is made with cow’s milk and it was usually churned at home by heating white butter. It smells and tastes different but no less than butter. The sweet and nutty flavor is not as assertive as other oils. In fact, the use of desi ghee dates back to ancient India when cooking oils didn’t even exist.
deep golden yellow color.
The ghee should smell nutty when done.