There is a variety of cooking oils available in the market; sunflower oil, saffola oil, groundnut oil, rice bran oil, olive oil to name a few. Some people also use other types of fats such as desi ghee for cooking.
Ghee is considered to be healthy since ancient times in India. It is also known to have some medicinal properties. It is really interesting to know how desi ghee is different from various cooking oils!
Ghee is an ideal fat for deep frying because it’s smoke point (where its molecules begin to break down) is 250°C (482°F), which is well above the typical cooking temperature of around 200°C (392°F) and above that of most vegetable oil.
Ghee is rich in fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, which helps maintain a healthy metabolism and balance your hormones. Ghee contains butyrate and essential short-chain fatty acid, which help our body to detoxify.
Ghee is lactose and casein free and can be consumed by lactose and casein intolerant people. Cow milk ghee is sweet in taste and light on your digestive system.
Desi cow milk ghee from grass-fed cows contain CLA (conjugated linoleic acid ), which help us to manage our cholesterol and high blood pressures and reduce inflammation, it actually helps our weight management.
Desi Cow milk Ghee reduces inflammation in the digestive tract and thought the body. Ghee helps to create an ore alkaline system that overall reduces inflammation by reducing the leukotriene secretion and reducing prostaglandin in the body.
Additionally, ghee helps to increase gastric acid, aiding inefficient digestion.
Vitamin K2 present in ghee helps utilize minerals including calcium, which helps to protect against tooth decay, support proper growth and development of bones and protect against the calcification of the arteries and also known as atherosclerosis.
Remember- too much of anything is bad!
Why is Ghee good for you?
- Ghee can be stored at room temperature and doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
- Ghee is enriched with butyrate, Short-chain fatty acids that help to reduce inflammation and improvement in the digestive system.
- As ghee is a rich source of vitamins like A, D, E, K. All are fat-soluble.
- Just 1 tablespoon of ghee fulfils around 15 per cent of the daily requirement of vitamin A.
- It tastes yummy by adding on topping for foods like rice, veggies, slices of bread.
- To promote insulin resistance the highest content of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is consumed by ghee to avoid the risk of cancer.
Which is better Desi Cow Ghee or Cooking Oil considering some key points?
Desi cow ghee is clarified butter which is made by using the traditional Vedic method process of making ghee. Whereas cooking oil is extracted from seeds like soybean, corn, and sunflower, etc.
Desi ghee is made from the milk by grass-fed cows only and the oils can be made from animals, plants, or by using synthetic fat.
Desi ghee enriched with Vitamins A, D, E, K. Along with rich antioxidants and healthy fats. On other hand, cooking oil consists of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
Ghee has a very high smoke point as compared to any oils.
Desi cow ghee can be stored for a longer period as compared to oils, vegetable oil has a shorter lifespan.
Benefits on health
Consumption of desi ghee has many benefits for health and in the case of cooking oil on excessive use gives harmful effect on the body
Benefits of cooking in desi ghee
- High spoke point
- Lactose and casein free
- Rich fat soluble vitamins
- Good for eyes, bones and overall health
- Help our body to detoxify
- CLA help managing high cholesterol
- Reduces inflammation in digestive tract