Oh my Ghee? Really? What is the Big Deal About a Ghee Popcorn?
It looks like butter, its comes from butter, it smells like butter, didn’t my doctor tell me to take it easy on butter?
A staple in traditional Indian cooking and Ayurvedic medicine, ghee is made through a simple process of boiling butter for a prolonged period of time and then pouring off the impurities that rise to the top, namely the proteins (casein and whey) and the milk solids (which includes lactose). What is left is basically a pure combination of fats that don’t contain any milk residue. By removing the milk residue you are removing most of its allergens and are thus making it easier to digest. Also the modified or ‘clarified’ butter now has a unique combination of fats which is now richer in short-chain, medium chain fatty acids and butyrate than when it was in its original form. The finished ghee has a perfect nutty hint and super intense butter flavor.
Making ghee was originally done in Indian cooking to prevent butter spoilage in warm weather but it went on to be used in their holistic medicine for centuries mainly as a therapeutic and digestive agent. Ghee is considered to possess the essence or sap of all plants and is a sattvic food, promoting positivity and spiritual growth. Today, ghee is loved in many diets because of its fats, many believe that good fats in proportion are a very necessary part of a healthy diet. Organic ghee, coconut oil, avocados, nuts and eggs are all back in vogue. With animal products in particular, as a vegetarian, I believe that animal welfare is so important to me so free range and organic are what I look for. In the case of our ghee, which comes from our friends at Fourth and Heart, when the original organic butter is derived from year round grass raised cattle from the sunny slopes of New Zealand that graze on pastures not treated with herbicides and pesticides the cows have to be happy, and I like to believe it makes for a better product. Then you pair it with Himalayan salt and the perfectly popped freshest organic popcorn and you have something you can feel really good about eating.
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