Ghee is a product that has become increasingly popular over the past few decades. At one point you couldn’t find this on store shelves. Nowadays most grocery stores carry it. As USHEALTH Advisors shared on their blog, it’s a food that has been eaten for thousands of years.
It was in India and Pakistan that ghee originated. They used it instead of butter because it kept longer, especially in the heat. The name comes from the Sanskirt word for “sprinkled“. Even though it has been around so long it’s just been coming into the awareness of many Americans.
USHEALTH Advisors says that one of the reasons people in the US aren’t familiar with ghee is that they don’t actually know what it is or how to use it. Healthcare experts also debate on whether or not it’s healthier than butter. Since it is becoming more common people should know about it and see if it has a place in their diets. Stay up to date with USHealth Advisor at linkedin
Ghee looks similar to butter and the taste isn’t that far off. Butter is cow milk solids churned with water. It’s a dairy product that adds fat and flavor to a dish. Ghee, on the other hand, doesn’t have any dairy in it. It doesn’t have as much water in it as butter so it lasts longer on the shelf.
Ghee can replace butter in just about any recipe, USHEALTH Advisors wrote. Its smoke point is higher than butter when used for cooking. It is similar to coconut oil in that it is very versatile.
It’s not all good news about ghee, though. It is still fat and it is mostly of the saturated kind. Diets high in saturated fat can lead to coronary heart disease. Some researchers say it should be avoided as much if not more than butter. Learn More: https://www.ushealthfamily.com/living-good-health/