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Ghee is a healthy alternative to butter and oils. Ghee is an ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes. It is also called clarified butter. It is available at natural foods and Indian product stores or you can prepare the ghee yourself. Is an unsalted butter that has been cooked to remove not only its butter fat solids, as in drawn butter, but also all water -- so as to produce a food that contains no molecular oxygen, and is thus extremely storable and not subject to rancidity as in normal cooking oils. The health advantages accrue from the fact that ghee contains no oxidized cholesterol, the kind which leads to free radical damage in the cells of the body.
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- 1Heat unsalted butter in a stainless steel, thick-bottomed sauce pan, over a low-medium flame.
- 2Allow the oil (ghee) to separate from the milk solids.
- 3Periodically remove the foam that accumulates at the top.
- 4When the oil is clear in color, the ghee is done.
- 5Remove from the stove and allow to cool for a while, than carefully pour off the ghee into a wide-mouthed jar through several layers of cheese cloth secured to the opening of the jar or through a fine mesh strainer.
- 6Cover the jar and store at room temperature.
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Nutritional Facts for How to Prepare Ghee
Serving Size: 1 (455 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2170.1
- Calories from Fat 2209
- Total Fat 245.4 g
- Saturated Fat 155.4 g
- Cholesterol 650.7 mg
- Sodium 33.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 2.5 g