Both internally and externally, ghee boasts a list of many health benefits. From deeply hydrated, glowing skin to reducing inflammation, ghee promotes better gut health, supports digestion by reducing gas, bloating, and indigestion and aids in the absorption of vitamins and nutrients… The list could go on and on but let’s talk about how to use ghee to access these benefits.
Ghee has a high heat flash point of up to 485 degrees which makes it a smart choice for baking, sauteing, frying or cooking anything at a high temp. Ghee is one of the few oils that you can use on the grill without easily burning. However, a little goes a long way when it comes to how to use ghee. Even though it is a healthy fat you still want to manage your fat intake depending on your body type and individual needs. As ghee melts, it spreads efficiently, which allows you to use less than you think you need. For baking, remember that ghee is an oil, it is no longer butter, so use half the amount of ghee if replacing butter in a recipe. For example, if a recipe calls for 4 tbsp of butter, use 2tbsp of ghee.
Farmtrue ghee is shelf stable (doesn’t need to be refrigerated) and is also certified lactose and casein free, making it a great choice for those that are lactose intolerant. Ghee can be used anywhere you might traditionally use olive oil or butter. Cook your eggs with ghee, saute veggies, spread on toast to help break down that hard to digest gluten, add a teaspoon to your coffee or tea to balance acidity and to protect your gut lining. You can even put ghee on your skin to deeply hydrate or relieve sunburn! New to Ghee? Farmtrue has three flavors to experiment with: traditional (good all around), garlic scape (great for seafood and veggies) and vanilla maple chai (great for baking, sweet potatoes, squash, oatmeal, coffee and tea). You can’t go wrong with any choice!
Not all ghee is created equal! It’s important to be mindful of the source of your butter. Farmtrue uses USDA certified organic grass-fed butter from humanely raised cows here in the US to make all of their ghee based products. You can feel great about supporting US dairy farms as well as knowing that no animals are mistreated and know that you are buying a mindfully sourced product. And don’t forget one of the most important parts: It tastes delicious! Ghee made from free ranging, pasture raised cows enjoying a diet of greens tastes much sweeter!
Now that you’re a ghee expert, let us know your favorite ways to use ghee. We love to see your recipes!