WHAT IS GHEE?
Ghee is a type of clarified butter that originates in India. Ghee has been used for thousands of years as a cooking oil and in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Ghee is a staple food in South Asian households all across the world.
HOW IS GHEE MADE?
Ghee is made by simmering butter on a low temperature until the milk solids separate from the butter oil. While the butter is simmering, the moisture present in the butter evaporates. When the ghee is finished, it is filtered, leaving behind the pure butter oil, often referred to as "liquid gold".
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GHEE?
Ghee is great for cooking because it has a high smoke point, which means it doesn't burn like other cooking oils, such as olive oil and butter. Ghee is safe to cook with at high temperatures without the risk of the oils oxidizing, thereby creating damaging free radicals. Ghee is naturally lactose-free and has numerous been health benefits which you can read about here.
WHAT IS GHEE USED FOR?
Traditionally, ghee is used as a cooking oil. However, since ghee is essentially concentrated butter so it can be used as a butter upgrade for just about anything! Try it on popcorn, pancakes or toast, if you so desire. It's also great in coffee!
WHAT IS THE TEXTURE OF GHEE?
CAN I BAKE WITH GHEE?
Yes, ghee can be used in place of butter for baking. When substituting ghee for butter in baking, you can use about half the amount of butter that the recipe calls for.
WHAT IS IT CALLED 'GHEE'?
Ghee is the name for the Indian style of clarified butter. It is slightly different than typical clarified butter because it is cooked until the milk solids caramelize, resulting in a rich, nutty flavour.
WHAT IS THE SMOKE POINT OF GHEE?
The smoke point of ghee is 250°C. This is even higher than coconut oil!
WHY IS LEE'S GHEE SO EXPENSIVE?
We believe in providing you with the highest quality products available, which means using a traditional slow cooking process and 100% organic ingredients. We never compromise on quality or take any shortcuts.
We use organic cream from local Canadian farmers which we churn into fresh butter and then simmer on low heat for several hours before straining out the solids, leaving behind pure butter oil. This slow-cooking process removes about 25-30% of the butter in the form of moisture, impurities and milk solids.
We then infuse our ghee with organic herbs and hand pour it into glass jars. We use glass jars to preserve the quality of our products, as plastic reacts with the fat and leaches chemicals into the product. We lab test each and every batch of ghee before selling it to ensure it meets our rigorous quality standards. We only use certified organic spices and herbs in our ghee.
All of this contributes to a very delicious, premium product that isn't diluted, contaminated or adulterated in any way.
IS GHEE DAIRY?
HOW DO YOU STORE GHEE?
Although we recommend you refrigerate your ghee after opening, it is fine to keep it unrefrigerated as long as you go through it within a few months. Just be sure to always use a clean utensil to dip into the jar and close the lid tightly after use.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF GHEE?
The shelf life of Lee's Ghee is 24 months, unopened. Once opened, it will last up to a year, refrigerated, or up to 3 months, unrefrigerated.