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Cow Ghee

Also Known As : Cow butter, Gaye ka ghee

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a rich buttery taste with  nutty flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Cow ghee half teaspoon when consumed with moong dal khichdi is a great way to detox.
  2. Cow ghee can be used in cooking for sauteing. It can be used for tossing steamed vegetables with salt. It can be swapped for butter for spreading on baked goods. It can be used as a replacement to any cooking oil. It can be used as a replacement to coconut oil or palm oil in baking.
  3. Cow ghee can be used in preparation of variety of dessert like pinni, besan ladoos,carrot pudding, halwa etc.

Common names and forms

  1. Clarified Cow milk Butter
  2. Cow Butter
  3. Cow's Ghee

Description

Cow ghee is a dairy product produced from cow's milk. It is clarified butter composed of milk fat, obtained by separating butterfat from the buttermilk. It is solid when chilled and turns liquid when warmed. It is yellow in color that arrives from beta carotene available in the cow's butterfat. It has two varieties, A1 ghee and A2 ghee. Ghee made from milk that contains only A1 beta casein or both A1 and A2 beta-casein is called A1 ghee, and which contains only A2 beta casein (protein) is called A2 ghee. It has all the essential nutrients, along with antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is considered as a staple in Indian cooking and also as an ayurvedic medicine . It can be used in baking, cooking or as a spread on bread.

Health benefits

  • Cow ghee contains saturated fats that can help to improve the blood lipid profile. It helps to increase good cholesterol levels, beneficial for cardiovascular health.(1)
  • It is a good source of vitamin K2 that protect against cardiovascular diseases and osteoporosis.(1)
  • It is a good source of ruminant trans fat(dairy trans fat) like vaccenic acid and conjugated linoleic acid(CLA). CLA can help to protect against certain types of cancer and can also promote weight loss. (1)
  • Saturated fatty acids in cow ghee are short-chain fats, the most common being butyric acid. Butyric acid can help to reduce inflammation in the digestive system. It can also be used as a treatment for Crohn's disease.(1)
  • It is a good source of fat-soluble vitamins that helps in the development of bones and brain.(2)
  • Being rich in natural vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, it is beneficial for pregnant women as it ensures healthy growth and development of baby.(2)
  • -It can help to improve body weight by increasing bone density and muscle mass, instead of accumulating excess fat.(2)
  • It can help to prevent malnutrition and fat-soluble vitamin deficit syndrome in kids.(2)
  • It can help to improve digestive strength by revitalizing secretion of enzymes and can also cure constipation.(2)

Selection Guide

Go for pure, natural and farm fresh ghee which is without any additive or preservative. Look for A2 ghee over A1 as it is considered more healthier than A1 and is easy to digest.

Note

Excessive consumption of cow ghee can lead to obesity. It must be avoided by those with lactose intolerance.(3)

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