We just love ghee because of his superpowers!!!

I would call myself crazy if even while knowing the benefits of ghee I would refuse to use it just because is not vegan.

For many years I ignored this powerful golden liquid because it comes from an animal source. It was only when I start studying, experimenting and seeing results with Ayurveda Medical school that I changed my mind. And today I cannot live without this golden elixir. Although it might be hated by many due to the strong smell, it is an acquired taste for those who didn’t grow up having it as a staple kitchen ingredient. 

Our beliefs in this gold elixir are so big, that we couldn’t leave it behind, and we use it in some of our recipes. Because we believe in cooking our foods in the healthiest way and with the best ingredients for our body and soul.

 

What is ghee

Ghee is traditionally used in Indian cooking and is to a holy image of comforting and used as a medicine in Ayurveda. Ghee is mentioned in the Vedic ancient texts, in the Sushruta Samhita that claims that ghee is super beneficial for the body, special to treat Pitta dosha inflammations, used as life energy (enhance ojas). Used as a rasayana (rejuvenating) to balance the body and mind. 

These days either the ones who have time make ghee at home or we have store-bought, which comes with an expiration date.

The best ghee to use is aged ghee. The older the best. 

 

From Butter to Ghee

Ghee is also called clarified butter,  is made by heating unsalted butter, over a low flame until it clarifies into its separate components, lactose, the milk solids are taken out of it by a very gentle process, leaving only a beautiful golden liquid made only from the fat.  

If you suffer from lactose intolerance, consider ghee as an option, since the levels of lactose are almost undetectable. If possible choose organic. 

 

Benefits Ghee provides

  • aids the digestive system 
  • is low in fat 
  • aids the digestive system 
  • provides essential fats 
  • energy booster
  • has a high smoke point 
  • strengthens the immune system
  • Rich in essential vitamins 
  • Provides essential healthy fats 
  • Has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties 
  • Relieves constipation 
  • Positively affects the mind and mood 

 

When buying ghee

Choose organic and grass-fed.

If you are in India, you are privileged to have access to Desi cows, go for this one.

 

What is margarine 

Margarine is vegetable oil that has been chemically extracted at very high temperatures, this hence ruins the oil totally. It is fully hydrogenated high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.

 

When choosing a vegan spread:

  • Avoid hydrogenated oils and trans fats

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