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Goat Milk GheeGoat milk ghee benefits?  Before we move to that level of the conversation, perhaps we should tell those who are uninformed what goat milk ghee is. We find explaining about goat milk products is easier with a little bit of background information.

From our product label:  “Mt. Capra’s 100% Goat Milk Ghee (also known as clarified butter) starts as fresh goat milk harvested from our own grass-fed, pastured goats on our farm in the Pacific Northwest. It then passes through a cream separator which extracts the cream from the milk using no chemicals. The cream is then gently simmered for several hours while the remaining milk solids, protein, and lactose are removed leaving a pure goat milk butter oil.”

So, now that you know what it is, let’s talk a bit about its health benefits, just as we did earlier in explaining goat milk whey benefits.  How could “clarified butter” be good for you?  It’s still butter, correct?  It still has saturated fats, correct?

Yes, correct, but please note, in the description above, that number one, goat milk ghee is made from goat milk, which is healthier than cow milk, and two, no chemicals are used on this milk produced by grass-fed goats.  The whole process is healthier than that process used to make the butter you purchase at Albertsons or Safeway.  Yes, it is still butter, but it is, in fact, healthier butter.  Besides, medical studies now show that a certain amount of saturated fats is actually good for us.

Ghee may be a fairly new concept in the United States but it actually has a rich history worldwide.  In Hinduism, ghee has been used in fire sacrifices, performed at ceremonies like weddings and funerals, for over 5,000 years.  In India, Sri Lanka, Bengal, Pakistan, and Rajasthan, ghee is used in traditional rice preparations and in curry.

Ghee is also popular outside of the Indian subcontinent.  Egyptians make a substance called samna baladi, which is identical to ghee.  The only difference between their ghee and Indian ghee is the Egyptians use water buffalo milk instead of cow milk. You will also find ghee made in the Horn of Africa in countries like Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

In Brazil, ghee is called manteiga-de-garrafa (butter in a bottle), and ghee is used quite often in cooking in Germany and Switzerland.  The Japanese call ghee Nirvana Sutra.

To paraphrase an old saying, can five billion people all be wrong about one item?

You now know more about ghee than the majority of Americans.

To summarize:  goat milk ghee is healthier than any other ghee because it is made from goat milk.  Additionally, just because you have never heard of it doesn’t mean it isn’t good for you.  Ghee has a rich tradition in medicines, foods, and ceremonies around the world.

And finally, we firmly believe that our ghee, Mt. Capra’s Goat Milk Ghee, is the best you will find.

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