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What is ghee?

What is ghee?
We are proud to introduce our Good Goat Milk Ghee, a product we love keeping on our shelves for cooking or coffee. Our ghee is made from goat milk butter produced on our friends’ and families’ goat farms in New Zealand.

What is ghee?

Ghee is believed to have originated in India as a way to preserve butter. (Ghee can be stored unopened for approximately nine months vs butter which has a shelf life of one month when refrigerated.) It has continued to be an important part of Indian culture as it is used not only as fat in the kitchen, but in ceremonial and religious settings.

To put it simply, ghee is butter without the milk solids and water; it is also known as “clarified butter.” We make it by simmering and straining our goat butter to oil which removes fats, water, lactose, and casein. Without lactose and casein (milk sugars and proteins), our goat milk ghee is easier to digest for those sensitive to dairy products. Because we have strained out the water, it has a long shelf life and doesn’t need to be refrigerated, so it is perfect for keeping in the kitchen when you need it!

Our goat milk ghee is Paleo and Keto Friendly. Like the rest of our goat milk products, it is also Non-GMO, Hormone, Antibiotic, Gluten, and Glyphosate Residue Free.

Why is it so popular?

Ghee is a popular ingredient for many reasons - taste, aroma, healing properties, health benefits, ease of use, and traditions. Around the 1980s, ghee lost popularity because diet culture shined a negative light on saturated fats; vegetable oil sales increased. But, slowly, ghee is making a comeback worldwide as a healthy alternative to butter or other cooking oils as we learn more about healthy fats.

There are many benefits to incorporating ghee into your life. It is high in Omega-3 healthy fatty acids. Incorporating Omega-3 fatty acids into a balanced diet will help control unhealthy levels of cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin E, which is high in antioxidant properties. Moreover, it has the nutritional benefits of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) and MTCs (medium chain triglycerides), both are types of healthy fats.

Using ghee

Eating ghee is the most popular way to use the product, but it can be applied to the skin to help moisturize or heal scrapes, burns, or rashes.

Not only does ghee have health benefits, but it is excellent to cook with and has a delicious nutty taste! Ghee has a high smoking point of 485 degrees Fahrenheit, so it won’t burn like regular cooking oil or butter at high temperatures and has less chance of becoming a trans fatty acid. Use it as oil for frying, roasting, sautéing, a spread on your morning toast, or even in your morning coffee!

We hope you find a way to add ghee into your day and enjoy it as much as we do!

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