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Lisalea
Sunday, October 22, 2006, 1:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Is ghee supposed to be kept on a shelf at the store or in the fridge ?
What about once u start to use it ... shelf or fridge?
Does it have an expiration date ?

Thank-u very much


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Hi Lisalea,

Members on this forum store their ghee both in the refrigerator and on the kitchen counter.  The decision is dependent on how fast one utilizes their ghee, the temperature of one's kitchen, whether one prefers a semi-soft ghee, soft ghee, et al.

Please make sure to use clean utensils before leveling out the amount of ghee you plan to use for your specific serving.

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I only make a pound at a time, and it always stays out on my counter in a ceramic bowl with a lid.  I think it needs to be shielded from the light to protect light-sensitive vitamins, but other than that, it keeps a loooong time.  Don't let any water get in it, and as Alia said, keep food and other contaminates away from it.

Enjoy your ghee!!



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Lisalea
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Thats sounds great !!!
I always keep my butter in the fridge (that"s why I asked) ...  but I guess ghee is different !!!
Thanks again


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Lisalea,
The moisture and milk solids cause butter to go rancid quickly if left at room temperature.  the process of making Ghee removes these substances, so you have pure milkfat.  Because it has no impurities, it stores for a long time at room temperature.

I just made my first batch of Ghee yesterday and realized that it is just like rendering either tallow or lard, which I did quite a bit growing up.  We used those fats for cooking and making soap.  The Ghee tastes like caramel...  


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Lisalea,
The moisture and milk solids cause butter to go rancid quickly if left at room temperature.  the process of making Ghee removes these substances, so you have pure milkfat.  Because it has no impurities, it stores for a long time at room temperature.

I just made my first batch of Ghee yesterday and realized that it is just like rendering either tallow or lard, which I did quite a bit growing up.  We used those fats for cooking and making soap.  The Ghee tastes like caramel...  


Oh My God ... u just made my mouth water !!!


Thanks so very much for the explanation, I so appreciate it  


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u just made my mouth water !!!


Thanks so very much for the explanation, I so appreciate it  


You're welcome...
I like word pictures to help explain or describe...  Works really well.


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Quoted from ABJoe
Lisalea,
The moisture and milk solids cause butter to go rancid quickly if left at room temperature.  the process of making Ghee removes these substances, so you have pure milkfat.  Because it has no impurities, it stores for a long time at room temperature.

I just made my first batch of Ghee yesterday and realized that it is just like rendering either tallow or lard, which I did quite a bit growing up.  We used those fats for cooking and making soap.  The Ghee tastes like caramel...  


Yes.   Like putting candy on veggies as my sister-in-law says.  

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I don't even cover my ghee, maybe I should. I have also noticed that even if there are flying bugs/things in the house, they never light in the ghee. thank goodness. per Victoria's comment I might just start covering it and get it away from the window.
  oh ghee IS so yummy.  I leave my 'bake' a little longer than the 'allotted' hour at 350. I like mine a little more caramel colored. gives it a slightly different flavor as well.
and as mentioned, THE most important thing to keep your ghee fresh and good as long as possible is to keep it uncontaminated. i never ever put anything but a clean utensil into my bowl. this assures me I can use my batch until it's gone and not have to worry about it spoiling. and what a waste that would be!!!      if I wasted my ghee, i'd be in deep doo-doo w/ somebody.................



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Oh, oh, so I shouldn't store my ghee in a clean mason jar then? I should keep it out of the light?

p.s. my dogs really like ghee too!


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I never read anywhere about keeping light off the ghee.  It was just my own opinion, since many vitamins are light sensitive, and in case Vit. A is one of those, I was playing it safe.  Too lazy to research the facts about Vit. A, actually!  



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Oh, oh, so I shouldn't store my ghee in a clean mason jar then? I should keep it out of the light?

p.s. my dogs really like ghee too!



How much ghee can we eat daily ??
Is a tablespoon or two ok ?Thanks


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How much ghee can we eat daily ?? Is a tablespoon or two ok ?Thanks


that should be fine. I remember reading on here somewhere just recently that the only oils used are EVO oil and ghee and the person hadn't gained a bit of weight from doing so. That's cuz they're goooood!!!  



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Does it matter if you use salted or unsalted butter when making ghee? I have been trying to get around to making some I just haven't  yet. And should it be organic?
What do you store your ghee in?
Thanks!


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How much ghee can we eat daily ??
Is a tablespoon or two ok ?Thanks


I think it's an individual matter.  I eat from 2 tsp to 1 TB a day plus a couple of tsp. extra virgin olive oil.  This is with meals.

I'm a B non-secretor, and we don't digest large amounts of fats, even great ones.  B secretors can eat a little more fats.

If you are dealing with internal parasites or intestinal healing, it's good to eat a Tb. on an empty stomach between meals, a couple of times a day.



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Oh, oh, so I shouldn't store my ghee in a clean mason jar then? I should keep it out of the light?


I just put mine in a clean glass jar and put it, covered, in a cabinet when not in use.  I hope that is an OK solution.


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I think it's an individual matter.  I eat from 2 tsp to 1 TB a day plus a couple of tsp. extra virgin olive oil.  This is with meals.

I'm a B non-secretor, and we don't digest large amounts of fats, even great ones.  B secretors can eat a little more fats.

If you are dealing with internal parasites or intestinal healing, it's good to eat a Tb. on an empty stomach between meals, a couple of times a day.




Thanks so very much Victoria  
I don't know if I'm a secretor or NOT yet  


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that should be fine. I remember reading on here somewhere just recently that the only oils used are EVO oil and ghee and the person hadn't gained a bit of weight from doing so. That's cuz they're goooood!!!  


Yuppiiiii ... thats  g-r-e-a-t   news !!!!


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How come ghee isn't in the list ??
Is it good for every bloodtype ??
Thanks alot !!


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I haven't been around lately because I've been moving my home office into another room, organizing my stuff and redoing the old office so that our houseguest AB can move in this week.  FINALLY mostly finished.

I purchased my ghee from Ancient Organics and ever since I started buying my ghee there, my daughter, a skinny/busy/doesn't eat much/ 8-year old type O LOVES eating it right out of the jar (clean spoon each time, of course).  The FIRST thing that she eats each morning is a HUGE teaspoon or two of this ghee.  She absolutely LOVES it/ craves it/ can't wait to eat it.

She doesn't eat much fat (or much of anything, actually) so this must be feeding a deep need in her.

Sorry to say that she hasn't gained an ounce from this practice....


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ghee is in typebase.....


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I just put mine in a clean glass jar and put it, covered, in a cabinet when not in use.  I hope that is an OK solution.


That sounds like a great solution.  Glass is very non-reactive and is safe to store food in.  I like the idea of the cabinet.  Light is great for growing vegetables, but doesn't do any good for food that isn't growing.  



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Thanks, Victoria!


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Is ghee supposed to be kept on a shelf at the store or in the fridge ?
What about once u start to use it ... shelf or fridge?
Does it have an expiration date ?
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I just bought ghee yesterday (I'm not ambitious enough to make it I guess, nor do I know how). The package clearly states that it does NOT need to be refrigerated. It does have an expiration date on it, well into the future.

I found it rather disgusting to look at, but a little taste of it helped me overcome any qualms about using it. It's a bit pricey to buy, but I'll be using it now that I've discovered how tasty it is.
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I just bought ghee yesterday (I'm not ambitious enough to make it I guess, nor do I know how). The package clearly states that it does NOT need to be refrigerated. It does have an expiration date on it, well into the future.

I found it rather disgusting to look at, but a little taste of it helped me overcome any qualms about using it. It's a bit pricey to buy, but I'll be using it now that I've discovered how tasty it is.


Welcome to the Ghee Club!  
Making it is SO easy, once you have done it a couple of times.  The ghee makes itself, actually, and your only job is to learn to read the signals and know when to take it off the heat.  (I make mine on the stovetop)

There are others who have success with the oven method and find it easy also.

When you are ready, let us know and you will most likely be innundated with directions on how to make it!  Once you have learned to make your own, you'll save a lot of money, while enjoying this great food.  There's nothing like ghee for stir-frying and sauteeing.  



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