Ghee is the name used in India for a variety of milk fat products mainly made from cows‘ or buffaloes’ milk. Ghee is the purest butter oil in existence. Having originated in India centuries ago. Ghee was an excellent way to keep butter fresh due to the high temperatures and lack of refrigeration.
Ghee is, according to Hinduism, a true food of the gods. It’s loaded with health benefits, dripping with culinary flavor, and the perfect fat for diabetics. The market size of ghee in India is INR 10,000 crores as of 2016. India is the world’s largest producer and consumer of ghee.
Nutritional value of Ghee:
- Ghee is a calorie-dense food. 100 ml of ghee gives as much as 883 calories of energy
- Ghee is purely fat and has no significant amount of proteins, carbohydrates, sugar or fibre. 100 ml of ghee contains almost 99.8 grams of fat. Most of the fat present in ghee is saturated fat. It also contains cholesterol
- Ghee is also rich in vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K if the source of ghee is the milk from grass-fed cows. It also contains butyric acid
- Ghee is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids which decrease LDL cholesterol. Cow’s ghee is a natural antioxidant which eliminates free radicals and inhibits oxidation process.
Adverse Health Effects of Ghee:
The only disadvantage of Ghee is if you eat more than the required amount you store a little more fat to your tummy. A healthy person can have 2 to 3 spoons a day. Desi ghee is bad for the heart.
Vanaspati ghee, on the other hand, was a type of vegetable shortening made up of hydrogenated or highly saturated vegetable oil and made to mimic desi ghee. Dalda ghee is much cheaper than desi ghee. All brands of Vanaspati are made from palm or palm olein oil.
- Vanaspati ghee, with its artificial trans fat, is harmful to the heart.
- Vanaspati ghee has a lower smoke point (200-degree Celsius) which makes it rather unsafe for cooking after a certain time.
- Vanaspati ghee offers no weight-loss advantages.
- Vanaspati ghee expires within 6-8 months from the date of manufacturing.
Desi ghee is a natural product that is easily accepted by your body and if taken in moderation can pump up the overall nutrition of your food. The best part about desi ghee? It is delicious and goes absolutely well with parathas, rice items and a variety of cuisines. Anveshan delivers healthy and excellent quality ghee that guarantees satisfaction and deliciousness.