Will ghee brown naturally? Ghee is a type of clarified butter that has removed the milk solids, making it a more stable oil than regular butter. Because of this, it has a higher smoke point (around 485°F) and can be used at higher temperatures without burning or browning.
However, if ghee is used at extremely high temperatures or is overheated, it can start to smoke and brown. Will ghee brown on its own? Yes! If ghee is exposed to air for too long, it can go rancid and develop a brown color. It’s best to store ghee in an airtight container in a cool, dark place and to use it within a year of opening it.
Also, it’s important to note that when using ghee for cooking, it’s best to keep an eye on it and remove it from the heat before it starts to smoke or brown.
If your ghee is brown, it is likely because the milk solids in the butter were allowed to cook for too long before being removed. The milk solids begin to caramelize and turn brown. While browning ghee may not necessarily affect the quality of the ghee, it may not have the desired appearance or flavor you were aiming for.
To prevent your ghee from turning brown, remove it from the heat as soon as the milk solids have separated and turned a light golden-brown color.