Thursday, 18 March 2010

Ghee....look what I made!

I wanted to make Ghee for a while.....and I finally got round to it.First a little info on why it's a good addition to your diet,especially when homemade from unsalted ,organic, pasture fed butter.{apparently it's even better when the butter is unpasteurized or even made by oneself}

* Ayurveda maintains that Ghee is a vital food for healthy skin, mental clarity and good digestion. It also helps the body assimilate nutrients.
* Ghee is salt and lactose free so it is beneficial for those who can't drink milk or eat cheese.
* Ghee is said to have anti-cancer and anti-viral properties.
* Contains CLA or conjugated linolenic acid which aids weightloss, especially stubborn belly fat and has been shown to slow the progress of some types of cancer and heart disease.
* We all need healthy fats in our diet and Ghee is an easily digestible source of saturated fat that contains no trans fats or hydrogenated fats. Ghee, however, is low in the essential omega 3 fatty acids you need for good brain health so supplementation with omega 3's is a needed for a healthy diet.
It also has a high smoking point so is good for cooking with..ie:doesn't burn easily and turn into nasty free radicals..
This is what I did.......




Make sure you sterilize the glass jar,and don't overcook the butter...it really needs to be watched! Few things I will do differently next time.....don't close the jar before ghee has completely cooled and skim the white solids that form on the top as it's simmering.Seems there are different methods of making it....I suppose I will grow more confident with time.

Would love to hear of anyone with more experience of making ghee....or if anyone gives it a go, how it turned out.
I love empire line dresses and maxi dresses....but I never find any in the shops that fit all in the right places...found this lovely pattern.....from Anna Maria  now I just wish I could sew!! I would probably tone the colours down...but I love it!


evening.empire.dress.cover by annamariahorner.
Thought for the day...

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.  ~Author Unknown

5 comments:

  1. interesting...had no idea...call me when you get a chance...

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  2. this is interesting, thank you for sharing this information. Your blog background and banner are so peaceful.

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  3. I love ghee! I use it all the time.

    BTW...I found you via Blue Bird Baby. Love your corner of the in-tro-net world. :)

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  4. ok, I had no idea that ghee was good for us! my mum used to make it for her pharaatas (fried chappatis)!!!

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  5. gardenmama & anita...thankyou for stopping by...I am glad you like my blog.....I am happy you've introduced me to your blog world too....

    fruitful fusion......homemade ghee and chappatis...lucky you...!!!

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