Modern science now verifies what Ayurvedic health science has said for thousands of years: Ghee has a host of health and cooking benefits and is good for the mind and spirit.
I consider ghee—a form of clarified butter—an essential powerfood. Here are a few benefits I’ve found through my years of using ghee. (And if you’re new to ghee, here’s a tutorial for making homemade clarified butter.)
Great For Cooking and Taste
1. Ghee has a high smoke point (250 °C or 482 °F).
You can cook and fry with ghee and it will not break down into free radicals like many other oils.
2. Ghee does not spoil easily so it does not need refrigeration.
Some ghee mixtures last up to 100 years.
3. Ghee is not likely to affect people with a dairy or casein intolerance.
Ghee is made from butter but the milk solids and impurities have been removed, so most people who are lactose or casein intolerant have no issue with ghee.