Ghee is pure butter oil which is a highly nutritious food gently distilled from butter but without any of the sugars & proteins of milk.
Ghee has one of the highest smoke points of all oils (250 degrees Celsius) which makes it one of the best cooking oils.
Ghee is not only a very healthy fat but it is also very flavourful & can be used as a substitute for butter in baking, used as a spread & even taken by itself for its medicinal qualities.
Ghee is comprised of many essential fatty acids including Omega 3 & 9 & is high in CLA, antioxidants & anti-microbial properties. Plus Ghee is high in Vitamins A, D, E and K and numerous vital minerals particularly selenium.
Historically Ghee has been used for centuries as a digestive & elimination aid for energy, sexual vitality, skin & eye health, as a lubricant for the joints & for alkalizing the blood.
Our special “Ghee of Purity” that we stock is hand made in Perth in small batches from certified organic unsalted butter over an open flame. It is prepared in a spirit of giving & nourishment for the consumer & with gratitude for the produce of nature & with full awareness of the way such qualities affect the end product in order to create the purest possible food for nourishment & healing.
This special Ghee is suitable for vegetarians, contains NO preservatives, additives and is lactose and casein free.
As Ghee has had all moisture, milk solids & impurities removed, it is highly stable & can be stored at room temperature. It is best kept in a dark, cool place away from moisture & sunlight. Refrigeration is not necessary but will increase the shelf life beyond the stated best before date. When using Ghee, always use a clean, dry utensil. [Source: Ghee of Purity Flyer]
Difference between Ghee & Clarified Butter
From the research we have done, we understand that clarified butter is only partially separated & has less lactose than butter but the lactose is not entirely removed & therefore not a good option for someone who is lactose intolerant.
Whereas Ghee is prepared until all the butter solids have completely separated & can be removed plus all the moisture (ie. water) evaporated.