Other Common Names
|English Name||: Clarified butter, Butter Oil, Seafood butter, Drawn butter|
|Tamil Name||: Ney|
|Sanskrit Name||: Ghritam, ghrit, ghritham, sarpi, ghrutham|
|Hindi Name||: Desi ghee, shuddh ghee|
|Malayalam Name||: Neyyuh|
|Telugu Name||: Neyyi|
Ghee has been widely used in Indian cuisine for thousands of years, and it is praised for its health benefits. Ghee is a variety of clarified butter that has more fat concentration when compared to butter because its water and milk solids are removed.
The term Ghee comes from the Sanskrit word, which means “sprinkled.” Ghee was prepared to avoid butter from spoiling during warm weather conditions. Apart from that, it is also used in the Indian medicine system Ayurveda and here it is called Ghrita.
The primary flavor substances of Ghee are carbonyls, fatty acids, lactones, and alcohols. It does not need to refrigerate Ghee, and it can be stored at room temperature for months because its milk solids have been removed. It will become solid when stored at cold temperatures.
Ghee is prepared by heating butter, made from cream (made by churning the top layer of curd), removing impurities from the surface, then filtering and storing the liquid fat while throwing out the solid residue that gets settled at the bottom. Spices or drumstick leaves can be added for flavor.
Ghee is enriched with saturated fatty acids, which will easily handle the high temperature. Indians prefer Ghee because it produces much less amount of the toxic substance called acrylamide while heating when compared to vegetable and seed oils.
Nutritional Value of Ghee (100 g)
Carbohydrates 0 g
Fat 99.5 g
Saturated 61.9 g
Monounsaturated 28.7 g
Polyunsaturated 3.7 g
Protein 0 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 1.447 g
Omega-6 fatty acids 2.247 g
Omega-9 fatty acids 25.026 g
Vitamin A 3069 IU
Vitamin E 2.8 mg
Vitamin K 8.6 µg
Cholesterol 256 mg
Health Benefits of Ghee
- The major benefits of Ghee are due to its healthy fats, which increase the good cholesterol level in the body, and it will not develop heart diseases like other fats.
- Adding Ghee to the daily diet will improve your gut health. Our ancestors used to add a spoonful of Ghee before having a meal. It lined the gut and reduced the chances of ulcers and cancer.
- Ghee is rich in the compound Butyric Acid, which aids the body in the production of T cells that fight against various diseases.
- Ghee has oil-soluble vitamins A and E, which provide healthy liver, balanced hormones, and enhance fertility.
- The compound butyric acid has anti-cancer properties, and the antioxidants found in the Ghee have the anti-inflammatory ability.
- It is lactose-free, and so it does not create any allergies who suffer from dairy intolerance.
- Ghee is skin-friendly and aids in treating burns.
- Ghee is a good source of Vitamin K, which supports calcium absorption. It also aids in the prevention of tooth decay and atherosclerosis.
- Ghee provides excellent balance in the hormones, thus treats thyroid dysfunction. It also relieves menstrual issues such as PMS and irregular periods.
- Ghee speeds up the body’s metabolism and burns the other body fats, thus making it suitable for weight loss.
- Even at high temperatures, Ghee does not break into free radicals. Free radicals are the reason for cancer, heart failure, and other diseases.
- Ghee enhances the taste of the dish when it is added to it. Further, it also attracts toxic substances from the body and aids in cleansing the body, making it sattvic food.
- Ghee is helpful in the reduction of stress and anxiety levels.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
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