Ghee is better known as clarified butter; that is, butter that has had the water and milk solids cooked out of it. Ghee is dairy without the dairy.
The use of ghee dates back thousands of years to the Indian subcontinent. Along with other healthy oils, ghee is a staple in Ayurvedic cooking and medicine.
What are the Benefits of Ghee?
The benefits of ghee are many:
- ghee is anti-inflammatory;
- ghee lubricates all of the tissues of the body;
- ghee promotes flexibility;
- ghee aids memory and intelligence;
- ghee facilitates digestion;
- and ghee bolsters the immune system.
Ghee can even be used as a skin moisturizer that is especially helpful for sensitive skin. No wonder it’s called “liquid gold.”
If kept absolutely free of any moisture, ghee should keep indefinitely and is shelf-stable.
You can buy ghee at health food stores —OR— you can make your own: