From the ancient times, this golden substance has been a key part of the religious rituals and Indian diet. Ayurvedic texts are all praises about Ghee. They deem it to be the healthiest source of fat and claim that its consumption can lead to:
1. Improvement in memory
2. Strengthening of the nervous system
3. Lubrication of connective tissues
4. Strengthening of the digestive process
5. Improvement in the metabolism rates
How is it made?
Ghee, which is also referred to as Clarified butter or Butter oil (in Western nations), is made by heating butter or the milk fat until the liquid fats within it separate from the milk solids. But the heating does not cease there, it is heated until the milk turns golden brown color. This caramelization provides ghee its nutty taste. The process also removes the milk proteins, sugars, and water making it safer to consume in most instances. Once the preparation process is complete, Ghee contains 100% fat!
Other Benefits of Ghee
Vitamin-A Rich: A tablespoon of Ghee has about 8% of the daily dose of Vitamin-A. Vitamin-A, in turn, promotes immune functions, improves vision & fertility and offers a healthy skin. It can also aid in cancer prevention.
Dose of Vitamin-E: Vitamin-E is an antioxidant that is known to reduce the signs of aging. Apart from this, regular intake of Vitamin-E obtained from Ghee also helps you to combat heart diseases, cancer, dementia, and stroke. One tablespoon of Ghee contains nearly 2% of Vitamin-E recommended for daily diet.
Lactose-Free: The detailed Ghee making process, as mentioned above, removes all the fat solids and in the process also removes lactose and galactose which can cause stomach problems. However, this does not deem the product fit for people with a dairy allergy.
High on Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Milk fat is known to be the richest source of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and Ghee contains 99.3% of milk fat. CLA is anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy and antioxidant.
Rich on Saturated Fat: Saturated fat has got a bad name, but recent research suggests that it can raise the levels of good cholesterol in the body. Ghee contains 48% of the saturated fat, and it is safe for people who currently do not have high cholesterol levels.
Having pointed to these benefits, it has to say in the same breath, that all Ghee products do not come with the same benefits. So, you have to choose Niryas Ghee to enjoy the above-mentioned health benefits!