Is ghee a probiotic?
If you are asked that is ghee a probiotic, the answer will be No, we can’t call ghee probiotic. Ghee is a dairy product and it does not contain any live bacteria as found in a probiotic.
Process-wise, there are two types of ghee making process. The nature of ghee largely depends on its preparation as well as on the procurement of the raw material, which means how butter is derived. Dairy Butter is prepared either from dairy cream or from yogurt by fermenting the milk cream.
By boiling dairy cream the regular ghee is produced, loaded with saturated fats and known as the ghee clarified butter globally sold and used as a nutritious cooking oil.
The second type of ghee is produced from cultured butter and is known as cultured ghee. None of these ghee varieties show the features of probiotic although ghee is made from milk.
In regular ghee lactose gets eliminated in the boiling process, and in cultured ghee lactose gets converted into lactic acid.
Now in terms of probiotic definition, a probiotic is helpful for the digestive system. It is also soothing for colon health.
Pure cow ghee, regardless it is produced from butter or cream, certainly is not a probiotic type of food by the strict definition of the term. But the uniqueness of ghee is, it works like probiotic.
Like a probiotic, ghee is smooth and light for the digestive system. Due to butyric acid in ghee, this dairy staple is friendly for colon too, which reduces the complication of constipation, and soothes the irritation of irritable bowel syndrome.
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