What is Ghee?

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

Years ago, real butter bested margarine in the battle for best creamy spread – but now there’s another product stirring up buzz in the butter world:

What is ghee?

Commonly used in Indian cooking, ghee is made by heating butter to separate and remove milk solids and water – what’s left is pure butterfat. Classified as a type of clarified butter,   true ghee has a complex, nutty flavor and golden brown color.

What makes ghee better?

Ghee is typically made from pure, organic butter. But unlike butter, the finished product has a higher smoke point, making it a better choice for high-heat cooking and saut̩ing. It also has a longer shelf life Рsome products can even be kept at room temperature. Ghee is also lactose free, which is a major benefit for those who have problems digesting dairy products.

How can I use ghee?

Try ghee in place of butter or other oils for cooking, frying and saut̩ing Рit also works well as a spread for toast and a topping for veggies and popcorn. As is the case with any fat, remember to use ghee in moderation.