The controversy about ghee and butter on whether it is better has been continuing for years. There have been ardent proponents who would vehemently assert the advantages of either butter or ghee on both sides. For pure butterfat, clarified butter is a fancy word.
What is ghee?
Milk fat, milk solids, and water are composed of typical butter. While ghee is only milk fat (clarified butter), separated by simmering butter over low heat for an amount of time but instead straining off all solids with both the water and milk solids. A golden liquid fat endowed with an extremely delicious, toasty caramelized aroma and the tempting fragrance is left behind.
With most rhapsodizing about ghee, there’s no escaping the fact that it’s rich in saturated fat, like coconut oil and those buttery items. In reality, ghee contains a little more calories of refined carbohydrates than butter per serving: a tablespoon serving of ghee contains approximately 9 grams of saturated fat, whereas only 7 grams of butter is the same quantity.
It provides lower amounts of protein and certain nutrients such as bone-benefiting calcium than butter because the milk solids become eliminated in the manufacture of ghee. But in the end, butter shouldn’t always be enriched with goodness, either. However, ghee contains a good dose of vitamin A, a fat-soluble nutrient essential in the body for eye function and antioxidant functions.
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