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Environmental Nutrition: Comparing ghee to butter; new ruby chocolate

Environmental Nutrition: Comparing ghee to butter; new ruby chocolate

Environmental Nutrition

Q: Is ghee a healthier alternative to butter?

A: Ghee, a type of clarified butter, which originated in India, has been used in Indian cooking and ayurvedic medicine for centuries. And now it is growing in popularity in the U.S. as a "health tonic." Traditionally, ghee is made from cow milk prepared in such a way to reduce the moisture, casein (milk protein) and lactose (milk sugar) contents, leaving a nutty tasting fat that is more shelf stable and has a higher smoke point than regular butter. Thus, it might be a better cooking fat than butter for people who are sensitive to these...

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