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Ghee is a kitchen staple and besides culinary uses, grass fed ghee has many medicinal benefits for better health care and related paybacks. However, ghee can be preserved without refrigeration and good quality ghee can be preserved up to 18 months from the date of its manufacturing. But with few tricks and tips, you can increase the shelf life of ghee you have brought for your kitchen.
Ghee should be kept in air tight container
Good quality ghee should be preserved in air tight container and should be kept in glass jar away from direct sunlight so that no moisture is formed into the jar. The UV rays from sunlight, florescent lights, and other sources may speed up the oxidation process. The storage container for grass fed ghee must be opaque to prevent the intrusion of UV rays. Filtering of UV rays is one of the stable ways for prolonging product endurance without compromising its edible quality.
You must keep ghee out of sun exposure
Moisture inside the jar or moisture caused by direct sunlight may cause deterioration of the ghee quality and may reduce its shelf-life. Right and careful preservation of the ghee is one of the ways to increase its shelf life.
Do not use moist or used spoon
You should never use moist spoon or unwashed dirty spoon to take out ghee from its container. This kind of mishandling will cause adulteration in ghee and can spoil its quality quickly. Regardless you are using best quality cow ghee or not, unsolicited handling of this dairy product will cause mass spoilage of its texture and flavor.
In short, dirt and moisture intrusion in ghee can cause its permanent quality damage. If you want to preserve your grass fed ghee for long, you need to use dry, clean, and good quality spoon always in the container.
Keep the ghee container in dry place
Ghee container should be preserved in a close and dark space so that it can be stayed away from sunlight and exposure to glaring light. This dairy product, although sensitive, does not require the support of refrigeration for preserving it. Rather preserving it in dry dark place is more favorable for its longer shelf-life.
Check leak proof packaging
Always purchase ghee in sealed pouch or in good quality container so that you can keep the product in its factory-packed container. This is one of the best ways to extend the shelf life of the grass fed ghee you have bought so far. Dry container is one of the best requisites for preserving ghee for longer time in kitchen shelf.
Although some people recommend preserving ghee in refrigerator, grass fed cow ghee can be preserved in room temperature for a longer period. However, it is important that you keep the dairy product in dry corner of your kitchen or storage room.
Check ingredients and focus on purity
While buying cow ghee you must check if the ghee is free from additive, synthetic preservative, artificial color and flavor. Also you must check if the product is prepared under best hygienic condition. Only grass fed cow ghee produced under best manufacturing process will offer you longer shelf life.
Although there are wide varieties of cow ghee’s available in market under different brand names, Milkio traditional grass fed cow ghee is one of the best in its category.
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