Why should I cook with ghee

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Urban, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Urban

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    No really, what are the health benefits, what makes it superior to other oils for cooking, and what about my heart's health? OH! and can I use it to season cast iron cookware?
     
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    I'm going to bed, but somebody better answer my questions before I get bumped off the first page... or HEADS WILL ROLL!!!
     
  3. Chad Hamilton

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    Kichari to the first question.

    I don't know to the second.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Didn't I tell you Chad would be the first person to attempt to answer? LOL
     
  5. fat_wilhelm

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    Stimulates the digestion better than any other oil.

    (Supposedly) Increases disease immunity

    It has a high smoking point (like peanut oil) making it good for frying

    (Supposedly) It increases the medicinal properties of spices when spices are saut
     
  6. Chad Hamilton

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    Whats that supposed to mean?

    Pffft!
     
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    Yes, I noticed that, too. Hopefully, it was just a typo.
     
  9. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Just means I've gotten to know you a bit. Urban IM'ed me and asked me about ghee, which I don't know from a can of duck shit. So he says: "if I can't talk to you about this wierd shit who can I talk to about it?" I replied: "I'm willing to wager Chad Hamilton will answer first."
     
  10. Chad Hamilton

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    Just read why the East Indians used it.

    "10 seconds on google." - Thats one of Urbans favorites.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I would have but I don't really care a lick about ghee. lol I care about ghee as much as I cared about that Vegan chick trying to tell me how wrong it was to eat meat and how you can get your necessary daily protein intake from fucking spinach. I was more interested in that it started raining right at that moment.
     
  12. spiff1242

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    Ghee tastes really darn good (it's just clarified butter), doesn't burn at low temperatures like butter, isn't damaged (releasing harmful free radicals) by heat like unsaturated fats.
     
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    I am attempting to season a pan with ghee, and it's slow going to be honest. I think it will work, but it's going to take longer and more coats than crisco.
     

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