Ghee Benefits / Best for cooking
Ghee is an ancient Indian cooking oil. It is valued for its digestion, has a high smoke point (~485°F) and you need half of the oil in recipes. Best of all it tastes great, has a rejuvenating aroma and promotes beautiful skin. Ghee is good for digestion as it is a nutrient dense food with healthy fat soluble vitamins which helpd in the absorption of nutrients in foods.
Traditional cooking oils in all cultures have been ghee, coconut oil, olive oil or lard.
In India and according to Ayurveda, aged ghee is considered to accumulate healing properties over time. Ghee has slightly alkalizing effect on the body whereas butter has a slightly acidifying effect and oil is acidic to digestion. Ghee is used in Ayurvedic massages and supplements. Ghee keeps skin glowing, soft, smooth and lubricated. Ghee is sattvic food whereas butter and vegetable oil is tamasic. Also, butter increases Kapha whereas ghee is suitable for all the 3 doshas.
Ghee is shelf stable and lasts for a very long time.