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I made ghee in the oven for the first time, I strained it into a glass jar, and closed with lid.  Do I leave it setting out or do I store it in the refrigerator and how long does it last?
one pound of unsalted butter made 12 oz of ghee.
Health wise what amount should one eat in one day, if needing to lose weigh?
Please remind me of the benefit of ghee.  Thanks!
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the outcome is perfectly sterile, can be left on your kitchen counter, no need for refrigeration.
add your ghee to any recipe you wish.....I use about 1 or 2 tablespoons of ghee a day.

and use plenty in my cooking for the whole family.
chuck full of butyrate which heals your gut.
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always use a clean utensil when using it, and dry, so you do not contaminate it.


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I understand it is important to let ghee cool down before covering.

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Yes--let the ghee cool completely before covering it, otherwise you'll get water condensation on the underside of the cover, which will fall into the ghee and spoil it. Any water, even a very small amount, will ruin ghee. Just pour the hot ghee into a clean dry container and let it sit until it is room temperature. Then you can cover it and store in a cool dry place.


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I covered while hot, is there anything I can do to correct this error?
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Eat it fast.

From my understanding, if ghee gets contaminated by water it goes rancid earlier. I do not know how long it takes to go rancid.

Also, I would say you can refrigerate it to make it last. After all, butter lasts long in refrigerator. Ghee lasts long at room temperature becuse milk solids and water, which make it go rancid, have been removed.

You should be able to tell it is rancid by the smell or taste.


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I covered while hot, is there anything I can do to correct this error?

I have covered it while still very warm and not had a problem...  Of course, a pint (the results of 1 lb butter) only lasts about a week or two...  As long as there isn't moisture on the inside of the lid or on the surface of the ghee when you re-open it, I think it'll be fine.


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All the unsalted organic butter I have found have stuff added. Like flavoring or ...(can't remember) What is permissable and what not?
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Thanks Susana and AB Joe, It was real hot when I sealed, so maybe, but will eat and watch for rancidity thanks, and Purlgirl- someone else will need to help you with this one,  you should be hearing an answer soon.  
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remember it all boils down to ghee, so the less additives, the better.


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I buy it ready from Whole Foods, I like it, but I keep it in refrigerator and then have a very hard time to open the lid. Should I keep it in food cabinet?
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If your ghee was refrigerated when you bought it then you should keep it refrigerated because any condensation shall ruin it. If your ghee was bought off the shelf then there is no need to refrigerate it. However, as you've been storing it in the fridge keep it there.
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Storing away from light on the countertop is fine.  Please make sure a clean and completely dry utensil is used each time before dipping into the ghee.

One teaspoon to 1 tablespoon should be fine daily depending on your specific health needs/goals/objectives.

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Quoted from purlgirl
All the unsalted organic butter I have found have stuff added. Like flavoring or ...(can't remember) What is permissable and what not?

I saw this as well, so chose to get the salted butter that is only cream and salt... The solids that are left in the bottom are REALLY salty, but the ghee isn't... I ummm like it!


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AbJoe -thanks.
Yes the Salted verson was basicly cream and salt and the unsalted had other stuff added.
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Quoted from ABJoe
I ummm like it!


Me too..........just made a fresh batch - 2 lbs...........won't last long tho, I use it every day.



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Quoted from Brighid45
Yes--let the ghee cool completely before covering it, otherwise you'll get water condensation on the underside of the cover, which will fall into the ghee and spoil it. Any water, even a very small amount, will ruin ghee. Just pour the hot ghee into a clean dry container and let it sit until it is room temperature. Then you can cover it and store in a cool dry place.


Yup this happened to me when I first started making ghee. Had to throw the whole batch away and start over. I have learned the hard way - now I just let it cool right down and I store it on the counter with no problems at all.


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Good News- I closed while still hot- it sealed the jar- so no condensation when opening- whew!
It sure is good.  Now I need to go buy some flaxseeds and make some crackers. m-m-m-m
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Have anyone any idea - how long frozen Ghee would keep ?
normal butter will keep around 3 months without getting rancid
- Im speaking about cultured salted butter- since that it is the version we use here in Denmark.
Reason why Iask is following:
Organic butter from the period Early May to Octobre contains way more vitamins and healthy stuff than winter butter. The butter is dark yellow due to the grass that organic cows here have to graze on in that periode
- while normal cows are mainly kept in the stables all year round- poor cows.
I prefer my butter and ghee in this period it taste better as well.
and I was thinking - that making a lot in octobre for the next months would be worth it.
My logic say that ghee would keep at least 3 months and maybe longer due to the no fat / no milk solids - but any thaughts ?


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Quoted from purlgirl
All the unsalted organic butter I have found have stuff added. Like flavoring or ...


Butter with flavoring?!?
What flavor? Butter-flavor?
What has the world come to...?!?

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My logic say that ghee would keep at least 3 months and maybe longer due to the no fat / no milk solids - but any thaughts ?


I'd say the same: At least 3 months.

Good idea, btw, to make a big batch from the good summer-butter!



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Henriette,
Boy are you in luck! Ghee keeps for years without refrigeration and you should definitely NOT freeze it!. Store it in a dry dark cool place. In fact, somewhere in another thread I wrote about starting up a ghee cellar to store vintage ghees. It'll become more potent medicinally with age. eh


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Henriette,
Boy are you in luck! Ghee keeps for years without refrigeration and you should definitely NOT freeze it!. Store it in a dry dark cool place. In fact, somewhere in another thread I wrote about starting up a ghee cellar to store vintage ghees. It'll become more potent medicinally with age. eh


I actually wondered about the freezing-part - if it would ruin the fat-molecules...?

A ghee-cellar - not bad... Hee...


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