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Somebody please help me understand how drinking melted butter is good for one's health .


http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000177.htm
ghee is technically no longer butter as the dairy solids have been removed and only the good stuff is remaining!!     Have a tablespoon full each morning - melted is how I like it - your body will thank you.  
Also from Dr D :   "Ghee contains short chain fatty acids that really help energize the cells that line the colon, and in exchange, they will work better and interact more efficiently with the bacteria in the gut, further enhancing the breakdown of fiber, which in turn makes more short chain fatty acids, which energize the cells of the colon lining, which… "




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No kidding!!  I saw Lola write something about mixing it with water, cocoa, and a sweetner, maybe..I could be wrong.
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mixing it with water, cocoa, and a sweetner, .


yes, you can do that, it gives it more of a full bodied taste IMHO. Won't hurt to try it once, right ?  




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I have a cup of cocoa with ghee and lecithin and sometimes I add molasses or glycerine, if I feel like it, but actually I enjoy the taste of bitter chocolate best.


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I have a cup of cocoa with ghee and lecithin and sometimes I add molasses or glycerine, if I feel like it, but actually I enjoy the taste of bitter chocolate best.


That's what it was!!  Thank you, Lola!  I was looking at Lecithin today, and couldn't remember if it was beneficial or not, so I didn't buy it.  Soooo much to learn still.  Can I add agave nectar to the mix instead of glycerin or molasses?  How much ghee should we consume at a time or in a day?  1-2tbsp?

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 Soooo much to learn still.  Can I add agave nectar to the mix instead of glycerin or molasses?  How much ghee should we consume at a time or in a day?  1-2tbsp?


Yes, soooooooo much to learn, isn't it great?    and yes agave nectar is fine. Just try to pay attention to how you feel after using it to see if you are getting any negative reaction. most people handle it fine.
1-2 T of ghee a day is fine.



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Yes, soooooooo much to learn, isn't it great?    and yes agave nectar is fine. Just try to pay attention to how you feel after using it to see if you are getting any negative reaction. most people handle it fine.
1-2 T of ghee a day is fine.


Thanks!... I keep thinking that it's a bad thing to eat/drink "melted butter"...it's still freaking me out a little.  I'll get used to these ideas soon enough.
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a spoonful a day, only.......and add it to your food.....your gut will love you for it!


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a spoonful a day, only....!


I thought I'd read before that even up to 2 T a day was okay.........



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she should start with 1 and see how that feels.......
I do not do more than 1 a day, unless I also cook with it.......
I really do not measure it out just consume according to my needs.


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she should start with 1 and see how that feels.......
I do not do more than 1 a day, unless I also cook with it.......
I really do not measure it out just consume according to my needs.


Guess I should've been more clear on what I said.........when I said 2 T a day, that did include using some for cooking. that's how my day goes w/ the ghee. I have my morning ghee and then use whatever else I use in a day's time as well. Sorry for the confusion.  



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some nons do better with less fat than other nons, too.
individuality rules!


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some nons do better with less fat than other nons, too.


glad I'm not a nonnie then, cause I loves my ghee        oh wait, if I were a nonnie, I could have avocados...



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So I made a batch of ghee yesterday and it's really more done than even I like......didnt hear the timer go off.      It's not burned but it's pretttty dark........think it'd be ok to give to the dogs? a little at a time of course.  



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use it for cooking .......


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i made ghee and it is a caramel color? is that right? it makes veggies taste sooo good!!
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i also find it helps in the "waste" area if u no what i mean... anyone else find that too?
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yes definitively!
it is good fat and much needed for optimal digestion.
have you read the butyrate article?
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000177.htm


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i made ghee and it is a caramel color? is that right? it makes veggies taste sooo good!!


It depends what you mean with caramel coloured ?
- mine is more bright yellow /amber

If it doesn´t taste to toasted it should be fine.

BTW it matters what time of the year I make ghee
- Right now and the last 3 months or so -the butter has been very YELLOW
( Organic cows here have to be on grass all summer   = very yellow butter)
And it makes the ghee look different as well.
While the winter butter is more whitish and ghee becomes lighter.


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i made ghee and it is a caramel color? is that right? it makes veggies taste sooo good!!


yes, it's fine if it's a caramel color.  most make theirs yellow, but I'm a fan of the caramel.  Happened upon it one day by accident and have been making it that way since. This last batch I posted about was more than caramel tho, but still usable.  



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Pat--if you make a batch of ghee that comes out really brown, it's still usable. The darker, smoky taste is excellent for sauteing onions or in stir-fry. Just make sure you don't let it sit over high heat for a long time or it will turn bitter.


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Pat--if you make a batch of ghee that comes out really brown, it's still usable. The darker, smoky taste is excellent for sauteing onions or in stir-fry. Just make sure you don't let it sit over high heat for a long time or it will turn bitter.


I've been using it and it's been fine.......but will keep in mind the high heat thing.  



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Okay, I don't know what happened but I ended up with ghee that turned out a sort of olive color and wouldn't solidify.    This has NEVER happened before! The only thing I did differently was to use a brand of organic butter I haven't tried before. The butter never turned gold and never had that popcorny smell you get when the ghee is done. I tried cooking it a little longer, watching it carefully, but it started to burn so I gave up. It took me forever to get the solids out of the bottom of the pan too, they were completely black and it took a lot of sea salt to get them to release. Very weird.

Anyone ever have this happen?

The ghee doesn't taste strange or bad, it just doesn't have much taste at all. I went ahead and used it because I needed some ghee and couldn't afford to buy more butter.

Guess I'll go back to Cabot, or Land O'Lakes in a pinch.  


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The little grocery store where I like to shop has Cabot butter on sale, so I bought 2 lbs of the unsalted (and will go back for more later this week). Just finished the simmering and it's that gorgeous classic golden color with golden brown solids on the bottom. Smells so delicious! I can't wait till it's cooled and strained and ready to use. I'm baking a sweet potato to go with my leftover pot roast tonight, and it'll have yummy fresh ghee on it!

I LOVE the way we eat!


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I have a cup of cocoa with ghee and lecithin and sometimes I add molasses or glycerine, if I feel like it, but actually I enjoy the taste of bitter chocolate best.


Lola, what's "lecithin" ?
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