The ghee has been used for millennia and its many benefits make it a must in our kitchen.
Ghee is clarified butter, dehydrated butter. The casein (whey protein irritating to the respiratory system) and lactose (sugar) are removed from the butter during cooking.
Excellent natural remedy to help improve overall health, longevity and well-being, ghee provides all the benefits of the best essential fatty acids and is excellent for pacifying doshas, especially Vata and Pitta. Ghee can be cooked at high temperature.
Antioxidant, it helps to prevent premature aging of organs. It strengthens the immune system and promotes the lubrication of connective tissues (joint stiffness, arthritis ...)
Ghee helps to improve memory and concentration. In addition, it calms the nervous and digestive systems and promotes the abosorbtion of medicinal plants in the body.
Antiseptic, it is beneficial for skin problems such as dryness and burns (in these cases, apply ghee as a balm on the affected area) and can be applied to the skin as a moisturizing and soothing treatment.
Recipe: How to make ghee
You will need:
- 1 stainless steel pot
- A metal sieve or a piece of cheese cloth
- 1 pound of unsalted organic butter
- A glass jar with lid
Place the butter in the cauldron and heat over medium-low heat .A foam will form on top and will then be absorbed into the butter. You will hear a small crackle. It is the liquid contained in the butter that evaporates. Watch for cooking at all times to avoid burning the ghee. It will take about 30 minutes for the ghee to be ready. The ghee is ready when the butter takes on a golden color, there is almost no foam on top, and a brownish deposit is deposited in the bottom of the cauldron. Let cool for a few minutes and pour into the glass jar through the sieve or cheese cloth. Keep only the liquid part and avoid the bottom of the cauldron. Ghee can be stored at room temperature for about 1 month.
The ghee that has just been cooked will be liquid.
The ghee take a more solid form while cooling. This is completely normal. You can leave the ghee in an airtight glass container on the counter for a period of 1 month. Always take ghee with a clean spoon to avoid contamination.