Ghee is one of those amazing foods that when it runs low, I freak! I always keep a stock of Pure Indian Foods Ghee in my cupboard. So what’s the deal with this beautiful golden substance that I can’t live without?
Ghee is clarified butter. It’s shelf-stable and can be stored in your cupboard. In Pure Indian Foods’ ghee, the only ingredient in it is milk. Though it is made from milk, it is casein and lactose-free. Their milk comes from grass-fed so the ghee is higher in Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). CLA is high in antioxidants and is an essential fatty acid. Ghee is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids because the cows are grass-fed rather than grain-fed.
Ghee has some great health benefits. Here’s what Pure Indian Foods’ website has to say:
Best for cooking
Ghee is one of the best oils for cooking. It stimulates digestive fire (or Agni) according to Ayurveda. It has a very high smoke point (~485°F) and its chemical structure does not change at high heat. When you cook with ghee, there is no hissing, popping or splattering. It produces sweet aroma when heated. You use less than half of other oils and it enhances the flavor of food.
Cow Ghee is considered a sattvic food in Ayurveda. Cow milk has the essence of the grass and plants, and cow ghee possesses the essence of cow milk.
Food for Optimum Health
Ghee is a nutrient dense food and contains healthy fat soluble vitamins which aids in the absorption of nutrients in foods and are essential for good health.
No Harmful Trans Fats
Ghee does not contain harmful trans fats or hydrogenated oils which can cause heart disease and many other serious health problems.
One of my favorite uses for ghee is to rub it on a whole chicken before roasting. It locks in the moisture and adds tremendous flavor to the chicken.
For more information and uses for ghee, visit the Pure Indian Foods website.
Ghee has been a very beneficial addition to my family’s real food diet over the past few years. I encourage you to buy some and see for yourself why I never want to be without this nutrient-dense, essential food.
I just got a brand new batch of freshly made ghee delivered to me. To celebrate, one lucky reader will win a 14oz jar of Pure Indian Foods Ghee. Giveaway ends May 1st, 2012.
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