” A SYMBOL OF PURITY, PROSPERITY AND ABUNDANCE, GHEE IS A MUST ADDITION IN THE CULINARY DELIGHTS OF MANY INDIAN HOUSEHOLDS. IN INDIA, CLARIFIED BUTTER IS CALLED GHEE. IT IS THE MOST PRECIOUS SUBSTANCE PROVIDED BY THE
MILK OF THE MOST SACRED ANIMAL ON EARTH, THE COW. IN HINDU MYTHOLOGY, PRAJÁPATI, LORD OF CREATURES, CREATED GHEE BY RUBBING OR “CHURNING” HIS HANDS TOGETHER AND THEN POURED IT INTO FIRE TO ENGENDER HIS PROGENY; WHENEVER THE VEDIC RITUAL WAS PERFORMED OF POURING GHEE INTO FIRE, IT WAS A RE-ENACTMENT OF CREATION. EVEN TODAY, ‘GHEE-SHAKAR’, A MIXTURE OF THIS CLARIFIED BUTTER AND SUGAR IS SAID TO BE AN AUSPICIOUS DELICACY, CONSUMED SO AS TO GIVE AND GET PROPITIOUS NEWS. GHEE IS THE CHIEF FORM OF COOKING OIL IN MANY INDIAN REGIONAL CUISINES; IT IS ALSO USED MEDICINALLY AND PLAYS A PART IN SOME HINDU RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES. “
5 Best Reasons Why You Should Eat Desi Ghee
1. IT’S RICH IN FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS A,D,E AND K
All of these vitamins are fat-soluble and are necessary for a healthy immune system. While Vitamin A and E are anti-oxidants, D helps your bones to grow stronger and prevents muscle soreness. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting. If you bleed too
much from even a minor cut, you are deficient in Vitamin K.
2. REDUCES BAD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
For the longest time, saturated fats where held responsible for raising LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol levels. Recent and more precise studies though, present an entirely opposite story. Though LDL is raised by high consumption of saturated fats, those are only large LDLs and large LDLs do not increase the risk of heart diseases.
3. FOSTERS YOUR IMMUNE
Wonder why grandparents always stress on taking at least one spoonful of desi ghee every day? That’s because ghee is rich in antioxidants that foster immunity against seasonal allergies. If consumed on a daily basis, ghee can improve focus and concentration levels.
4. IMPROVES QUALITY OF SEMEN
To be optimally fertile, a diet should be well balanced between proteins and fats. And
ghee is nearly the best home-made source of ‘healthy saturated fats’ you can have.
5. IMPROVES QUALITY OF SEMEN
While most oils are likely to slow down the body’s digestive process, fats in desi ghee
stimulate the digestive system. And the better the digestion, the better will be
nutrition partitioning. Hence, minimized fat gain!
USE INDIAN COW MILK TO MAKE GHEE
Let us now take you through the details of cow's milk, what goes into it, its benefits. Cow milk contains two major protein groups:
- whey proteins, of which, caseins account for 80% of milk protein.