GRASS-FED GHEE GREAT
Ghee is more nutrient-dense than butterReally good ghee has a deep yellow-orange color that reflects its high vitamin A content. It’s also got a respectable dose of vitamins D, E, and K, and has twice the short- and medium-chain fatty acids that butter has. On top of that, ghee has more butyrate, an anti-inflammatory fat that keeps you gut lining and metabolism in good shape. Bulletproof Ghee is particularly nutrient-dense because it comes from grass-fed cows.
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Ghee has virtually no dairy in it
Butter is almost pure fat, but it still has trace amounts of casein and lactose, the two parts of dairy that most often cause allergies. Casein is what gives butter its wonderful creaminess. Ghee has either no casein or lactose or a vanishingly small amount, meaning even very dairy-sensitive people can usually eat it. It blends into Bulletproof Coffee well and is a decent substitute for butter in most recipes, although it’s more oily than butter and may change the consistency of a dish slightly. If you do make BP Coffee with ghee, know that it won’t foam the way butter does, so you won’t get that frothy latte top. Don’t worry – it’s still tasty.
GRASS-FED GHEE GREAT
Ghee is great for cooking
Smoke point determines how hot you can cook a fat before it oxidizes. Butter smokes at 350°F because the casein and lactose start to burn. Ghee, on the other hand, is one of the most stable cooking fats around. You can heat it up to a full 485°F, making it ideal for pan-frying or baking pretty much anything – far better than butter, coconut oil, MCT oil, or olive oil.
Ghee has a nutty flavor and tastes more buttery than butter itself. It holds up to strong spices well, which is one reason it’s a staple of Indian and Thai cooking. Ghee also pulls fat-soluble flavors and nutrients out of spices when you cook the two together. It’s ideal for curries, sauces, and other slow-cooked or simmered dishes. It’s also great drizzled over veggies with a bit of salt.
Oh, and you don’t have to refrigerate it. It’s shelf-stable and won’t go bad for years.