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The Goodness of Organic Ghee

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September 16, 2014 at 5:20 AM  •  Posted in More than cooking, Nutrition by  •  2 Comments

More and more chefs and nutritionists across the world are talking about the wonders and benefits of cooking with ghee. Ghee has a much higher burning point than oil or butter, making it an especially versatile medium for cooking. You can use it as a spread, sauté with it, and deep fry food in it. Whatever you do, you’ll be relishing the taste.

And what’s more, it’s super healthy! Ghee contains fats that are actually good for you! It aids weight loss, rather than causing you to pile on the kilos. Naturally present saturated fats, such as those found in grass-fed organic ghee, are actually beneficial for your health. And ghee from I Say Organic comes preserved with all the goodness possible- and none of the problems of commercially produced ghee.


The fallacy of “Low Fat, High Carbs

The “Low Fat, High Carb” diet is a myth that came about due to a 1950s report known as the Lipid Hypothesis, which is now widely on the verge of being entirely discredited. There are numerous reasons for this:

1. Having a certain amount of fat in your diet is essential for wellness. It aids your skin from aging prematurely- and helps in maintaining healthy nerves and brain cells.

2. Our stomach lining also requires some fat to keep itself strong and protect us from acids needed for digestion.

3. Small amounts of natural saturated fats ensure that stomach problems like ulcers are kept at bay.

I Say Organic’s ghee is intuitive to all these needs of the human body. It imparts the benefits of the best essential fatty acids without the problems of oxidized cholesterol, trans-fatty acids or hydrogenated fats. It is also both salt and lactose free


Bad Fats: What are they

All of this brings us to the big question: what are these fats you need to stay away from? The wrong type of fats for your body are polysaturated and saturated fats, which cause obesity and increase cholesterol levels because your body is unable to digest them properly. You are most likely to find these types of fats in products masquerading as ghee: hydrogenated vegetable oils or even heated milk fat.



The Ayurvedic Method of Preparation

The cows at the Ashram from where we source our ghee are only allowed to munch on grass that is 100% pesticide and chemical free. This is important- because cows that only eat organic grass produce milk high in CLA.

What is CLA, you ask. CLA stands for Conjugated Linoleic Acid, “an antioxidant and essential fatty acid that reportedly exhibits anti-carcinogenic and other beneficial physiological effects.” Milk rich in CLA in turn leads to ghee rich in CLA.

This method of making organic ghee has been tried and tested for over 5000 years! First, organic whole milk is completely churned, by hand, to make curd. This curd is then further churned to make butter. This butter is heated on a stove and voila! You have beautiful, fresh Organic Ghee. All the dairy products used to make the organic ghee are themselves 100% organic, across the board; and the methods for their preparation are followed to the letter.

Ayurveda considers ghee to be a “super food”, and prescribes it medicinally to help in problems related to the eyes and nose. Ghee sourced from Ashram’s Organic is medicinal in nature, as they follow the texts laid down in Ayurveda.


By buying organic ghee, you ensure that you are cooking with a medium recognized as extremely healthy. This way, you ensure not only your health and well-being, but that of your family and other loved ones as well.

I Say Organic: What do you say?

2 Comments

  1. Francesca / June 14, 2015 at 10:56 AM / Reply

    Just to get this straight: using organic ghee would be better than using any other type of oil, when cooking? I had no idea about this, I always heard ghee was unhealthy, but maybe the non organic one. If this is the case, I will definitely switch to organic ghee and drop cooking oil!

    Great work, Isayorganic team!!

    Francesca

  2. Sona Sharma / September 7, 2015 at 4:32 PM / Reply

    how to store and how long does it stay?

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