Butter oil or clarified butter as it is also known, has been used for thousands of years by Indian cultures for cooking. In fact, traces of ghee have been found on fragments of Indian pottery dating as far back as 6500 BC!
Dr. Weston A. Price discovered that butter oil, when taken along with cod liver oil, works synergistically to super charge the powerful immune boosting effects.
Dr. Price always carried a flask of cod liver oil and another of butter oil to the bedside of very ill patients and more often than not, was able to revive them with a few drops of each under the tongue. Using cod liver oil or butter oil separately did not have the same deadbed reviving effects.
It is best to know how to make ghee yourself rather than buying from the store. Notice the picture to the left of a jar of ghee that I made myself in my own kitchen with grassbased butter from a local farm. It is so yellow! Ghee from the store is a pale yellow, indicating a much lower level of nutritional value.
In addition, ghee from the store is ridiculously expensive, so learning how to make ghee yourself is not only a more nutritious way to go, it is very cost effective as well! I myself make ghee for about half the cost of what it would be to buy it at the healthfood store!
Unlike butter, ghee does not need refrigeration and keeps well on the counter or pantry for many months, so keeping a jar in the pantry for a quick veggie saute is very convenient!
Another benefit of ghee is that it is easier to digest as all the milk solids (proteins) have been removed from the butter. Very frequently, even those with a true dairy allergy find that ghee presents no trouble for them.
Another advantage to using ghee is that when you use grassfed butter to make it, the “cheesy” taste and smell of the butter is eliminated. Therefore, by learning how to make ghee with your grassfed butter, you will find that you now have a healthy butterfat for cooking that does not displease your family with a strong odor as would sometimes happen when cooking with grassfed butter alone.
My video lesson for this week covers how to make ghee, an indispensable healthy fat, for use in your own kitchen. I also cover how to make ghee (clarified butter) capsules for taking with your daily dose of cod liver oil.
If you are spending money on high quality fermented cod liver oil, it is a must to be taking it with butter oil to supercharge the effects!
How to Make Ghee Video How-to
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist