Consumers Pride Pure Butter Ghee 500g £2.33 @ Coop
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Consumers Pride Pure Butter Ghee 500g £2.33 @ Coop

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Found 28th Mar 2014
Consumers Pride Pure Butter Ghee 500g

Suitable for cooking, baking and shallow frying

Ingredients: 100% Butter ghee
Contains Milk
Suitable for vegetarians
Product of UK

Never used ghee before but known for a while it to be used in Indian cuisine especially one of my favourite foods: hot curry! This is 100% butter ghee, nothing else added like Ethyl Butyrate (flavouring).

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "Alex87" 28th Mar 2014

Not just good for curries. You can use it for almost any type of frying, except perhaps stir fry. Current thought is that butter is a healthy saturated fat. Would be good for pancakes.
Tesco has this at £2.99. #h#o#t

Original Poster

Ghee also has a very high smoke point around 250°C, higher than ordinary butter and most veg oils.

Alex87

Ghee also has a very high smoke point around 250°C, higher than ordinary … Ghee also has a very high smoke point around 250°C, higher than ordinary butter and most veg oils.


Yeah, I usually use ghee all the time, I like the flavour it adds, more subtle than processed gunk, healthier too. But, I usually just add a dod of melted butter to the pan and then scoop off the milk solids. I think ready made ghee a little dear since butter can be had for £1 for 250 grams, but £2.33 seems good and of course a lot more convenient.

Original Poster

scottswaha

Yeah, I usually use ghee all the time, I like the flavour it adds, more … Yeah, I usually use ghee all the time, I like the flavour it adds, more subtle than processed gunk, healthier too. But, I usually just add a dod of melted butter to the pan and then scoop off the milk solids. I think ready made ghee a little dear since butter can be had for £1 for 250 grams, but £2.33 seems good and of course a lot more convenient.



I see. Another thing is that ghee has a long shelf life of months rather than weeks like ordinary butter. After having been using margarine for many years I have started buying and eating normal butter (literally!) as I'm starting to cook more meals from scratch these days. Researching and reading about margarine and plastic in the same sentence put me right off and now I buy butter all the time. Can't wait to start using ghee in cooking too.

Alex87

I see. Another thing is that ghee has a long shelf life of months rather … I see. Another thing is that ghee has a long shelf life of months rather than weeks like ordinary butter. After having been using margarine for many years I have started buying and eating normal butter (literally!) as I'm starting to cook more meals from scratch these days. Researching and reading about margarine and plastic in the same sentence put me right off and now I buy butter all the time. Can't wait to start using ghee in cooking too.



The main danger is hydrogenated fats. Like you say, it is more akin to making plastics than foodstuffs.
Also, be aware that instead of traditional Ghee, some takeaways, both Chinese and Indians use soya oil --- some of which is derived from GM bean, the GM variant it is a little bit cheaper. They are supposed to inform the customer, but I don't think they all do.
Edited by: "scottswaha" 28th Mar 2014
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