Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How to Make Pure Cow Ghee and Use it to augment Nutrition

Summary:
As people get more health-conscious by the day, they are increasingly shunning modern processed foods and turning back to traditional diets. Consequently, natural foods like pure cow ghee are among the foods receiving high demands. This post delves deep into ghee production as well as its uses and benefits.

How to Make Pure Cow Ghee and Use it to augment Nutrition

Essentially clarified butter, ghee is a milk product made by boiling milk butter and eliminating butterfat, milk solids and proteins (whey and casein). Making ghee is a straightforward process that you can perform at home. All you need is pure butter, a cooking stove, a high-sided pan or skillet, wooden spoon, a mesh skimmer, and a cheesecloth or fine-mesh sieve (filter). Follow these simple steps to obtain clean and healthy ghee:

1. Place a few bars of butter in the pan and heat gently till they melt. You’ll see white milk particles climb to the top. The pan’s high sides will prevent the butter from splashing out
2. Speed up the melting by stirring using a spatula or wooden spoon
3. After about 10 minutes, most of the butter will be melted and will be bubbling. Lower the heat a notch.

4. Cook for roughly 25 minutes until all the milk protein is wholly separated and floating as a top white layer. You should also observe bits at the bottom
5. Proceed to skim off the white coat until you are only left with a clear golden liquid with bits at the bottom
6. Gently raise back the heat to medium-low and cook for another 5-10 minutes till bubbling dissipates and the milk protein particles at the bottom start turning brown. Promptly remove the pan from the fire and allow to cool
7. After cooling, sieve off the toasted protein bits using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth
8. Store the resultant pure ghee in a mason or glass jar in a refrigerator or at room temperature depending on your preference.

Organic and Desi ghee

As the name suggests, organic cow ghee is made from organic butter. This means the cattle whose milk was used to produce this butter were reared without antibiotics and growth hormones besides feeding purely on naturally (organically) grown fodder and pasture. On the other hand, desi cow ghee is made from butter prepared from milk yielded by desi cattle. These cows are also termed ’humped,’ ‘zebu’ or ‘Bos Indicus’ cattle.

Top Health Perks of Ghee

Introducing ghee to your diet will present you the following health perquisites:
1. As ghee is free of milk solids, fats, and proteins, you can conveniently consume it even if you have a milk tolerance problem
2. Rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), ghee promotes cardiovascular health by preventing heart diseases. CLA offers natural against diabetes, artery plaque, and carcinogens.
3. Ghee consumption will heal your digestive tract and boost digestion. Ghee contains a rich supply of butyric acid which promotes healing of the mucosal lining of the digestive tract, minimizes leakage of undigested food fragments and curbs inflammation. 
4. Ingestion of ghee as part of ghee cleansing can help you trim down your body weight.
5. It generally infuses your body with a host of beneficial nutrients counting several antioxidants, vital amino acids, essential Omega-3, and Omega-9 fatty acids as well as vitamins A, D, E and K among others. Thus, ghee will both promote growth and amplify your immunity against infections.

Final thoughts
Pure cow ghee is not only an affordable but also a readily available and simple way to infuse your body with several healthy minerals. Besides being used as food, you can effectively incorporate ghee into your skin and hair natural care recipes.