Ghee. A true superfood.
Ghee, also known as clarified butter, is butter simmered for a long time to remove the water and milk fats, leaving it with a high smoke point (i.e. it can be heated to a much higher temperature before going rancid i.e. butter has a smoke point of approx. 180 degrees celsius and ghee a smoke point of about 240 degrees celsius. A big difference and making ghee more versatile to cook with.
Ghee is rich in fat soluble vitamins A, D and E, which are important for our immunity and much more.
Other benefits of Ghee include;
- It contains butyrate or butyric acid which can help improve colon health as this is where it's needed. Especially if you're missing bacteria in your colon that can naturally produce butyric acid.
- It can maintain healthy insulin levels (blood sugar levels) and act as an anti-inflammatory.
- It also consists of K2, another fat soluble nutrient which helps the body utilise minerals and is important for bone health.
- Some people with sensitivities to casein and lactose can tolerate ghee as these molecules have been dramatically reduced.
- It may be important in helping remove toxins from the body.
And... it's so easy to make! Check out the recipe here.
Enjoy ghee in baking, sautéing, cooking, melted over steamed veggies and so much more. As with all animal products, just make sure it's organic.