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Facts about GHEE

Fact: Ghee has a very high smoke point and doesn't burn easily during cooking. Ghee has the more stable saturated bonds and so is lot less likely to form the dangerous free radicals when cooking. Ghee's short chain fatty acids are also metabolized very readily by the body. Hmm…. So now aren't you confused? Is ghee good or bad you ask with a puzzled look? Be patient, just a bit more. 

Lab studies have shown ghee to reduce cholesterol both in the serum and intestine(aren't you surprised?!). It does it by triggering an increased secretion of biliary lipids (stuff coming out of your bile). Ghee is also good for nerves and brain. It helps control eye pressure and is beneficial to glaucoma patients. I bet you didn't know these, did you? 
Ghee is most notably said to stimulate 
the secretion of stomach acids to help with digestion, while other fats, such as butter and oils, slow down the digestive process and can sit heavy in the stomach. You don't want that really. 
In addition to ghee's nutritional value, 
it is rich with antioxidants and acts as an aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods, feeding all layers of body tissue and serving to strengthen the immune system. A high concentration of butyric acid, a fatty acid that contains anti-viral properties, is believed toinhibit the growth of cancerous tumors. 
It is also good for treatment of burns and 
blisters; a little kitchen remedy there for y'all. According to Ayurveda ghee promotes learning and increased memory retention. Make sure you remember that. And it'll help you remember if you had some ghee! 
However, as a caveat, while in a healthy person
consuming ghee may reduce your cholesterol or not affect it, it not advised for people already suffering fromhigh cholesterol. 

So should you eat Ghee or not???
 

If you're healthy, ABSOLUTELY. It is safer than
butter and has more nutritional use than oil. No you understand how the Punjabi’s have tonnes of ghee and still are fitter and stronger than any other group of Indians? Go get some ghee you weakling. 
A high concentration of butyric acid, a fatty 
acid that contains anti-viral properties, is believed to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors. 


Although tests and research are still ongoing, 
it has been used in Indian medicinal practice to help with ulcers, constipation, and the promotion of healthy eyes and skin. An Indian folk-remedy for thousands of years, ghee is also said to promotelearning and increased memory retention. It is used in Indian beauty creams to help soften skin,and as a topical for the treatment of burns and blisters.
 

Part II

About GHEE 

Ayurveda

A Glimpse into the 5000 Year Old Ancient Science of Healing.

Looking for a cooking oil that's healthy, yet doesn't mean you have to compromise on taste? Consider Ghee — the ayurvedic cooking medium that's been around for thousands of years. It has a rich, buttery taste and aroma, and comes with a host of benefits that are listed in the traditional ayurvedic texts.

What is Ghee?

Ghee is clarified butter — the butter oil, without the lactose and other milk solids. It is traditionally prepared by gently heating butter until it becomes a clear golden liquid. The lactose and other milk solids coagulate and are meticulously removed. This process also evaporates most of the natural water content, making ghee light, pure and resistant to spoilage.

Benefits regconized in the Ayurvedic Texts

Ayurveda considers ghee the ultimate cooking oil, with diverse mind/body benefits listed in the ancient texts.
  1. Looking for a cooking oil that's healthy, yet doesn't mean you have to compromise on taste? Consider Ghee — the ayurvedic cooking medium that's been around for thousands of years. It has a rich, buttery taste and aroma, and comes with a host of benefits that are listed in the traditional ayurvedic texts.
  2. Preservative: Ghee does not spoil easily, and actually preserves the original freshness and potency of herbs and foods. It does not need refrigeration.
  3. Digestion: The ayurvedic texts say that Ghee helps balance excess stomach acid, and helps maintain/repair the mucus lining of the stomach.
  4. Mild Burns: Like aloe, Ghee is said to prevent blisters and scarring if applied quickly to affected skin.
  5. Mind: Ghee is said to promote all three aspects of mental functioning — learning, memory and recall.
  6. Ayurvedic Balance: Ghee balances both Vata (the ayurvedic mind/body operator that controls movement in mind and body) and Pitta (the operator that controls heat and metabolism).
Ghee has been given the cherished title of "rasayana" in ayurveda — pre-eminent herbs and foods that help overall health, longevity and well-being.

The Right Kind of Fat

It is generally recognized that some fat is essential for health. A totally fat-free diet can actually accelerate aging of the skin, nerves and brain cells. Without an adequate quantity of the right kind of fat in the diet, cell regeneration can be adversely impacted. Fats are needed for efficient absorption of crucial lipid-soluble vitamins such as A, E, D and K. The stomach lining, which protects the stomach from the acids it secretes to help break down foods, needs fat to maintain a healthy coating. Similarly, cholesterol in the body serves functions that are crucial to health, such as building cell membranes, and hormone and bile balance. It is when cholesterol is damaged by harmful free radicals that it leads to clogged arteries and heart problems. Ghee imparts the benefits of the best essential fatty acids without the problems of oxidized cholesterol, transfatty acids or hydrogenated fats. It is also resistant to free radical damage and is both salt and lactose free.

Versatitle Cooking Medium

Ghee has an excellent aroma & is so flavorful that you can use half or two-thirds as much as other cooking oils. It has a very high burning point and doesn't burn or smoke during cooking. It combines excellently with a wide variety of spices. You can use ghee to sauté foods, in baking, to deep-fry, or even as a spread.


Pure Ghee – For Your Body, Mind and Soul

Generation after generation,  Pure Ghee has been used to heal, soothe and feed the Body, Mind and Soul. Traditionally used for religious ceremonies and cooking, pure ghee has also been used in the ancient Ayurvedic systems of medicine that dates thousands of years back.

Pure Ghee is the cornerstone of authentic Indian cooking and many traditional recipes, as demonstrated in this website. When used for cooking, Pure Ghee has an excellent aroma and does not smoke, splutter or burn. Additionally, this clarified butter imparts the benefits of the best essential fatty acids without the problems of oxidized cholesterol, transfatty acids, or hydrogenated fats. Guaranteed free of artificial colouring and flavouring,  Pure Ghee is also resistant to free radical damage & is both salt & lactose free.

Due to its pureness, food cooked with Pure Ghee has a full natural flavour, unspoiled by greasiness. Pure Ghee has also been awarded the Halal Accreditation by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Inc.

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