A2 ghee and clarified butter are not the same. Here’s what sets them apart.
Because A2 Ghee and Clarified Butter are so similar and are sometimes used as alternatives for each other, most people tend to think they are the same. In this article, we will understand the difference between the two, to be able to utilize them to their full potential.
For both dairy products, clarified butter comes first and then comes to the ghee in the making process that involves boiling milk butter. Before comprehending how they are different, let us first look at how what makes these two products similar, hence leading to the assumption that they are the same.
- A2 Ghee and Clarified Butter are made from milk fat
- Both of these products can be stored at room temperature
- Both have saturated fats
- They are lactose-free
- Having a high smoke point, they are suitable for cooking at high temperatures
Now, let us look at their differences with respect to the
- Look, Taste, and Aroma
Because ghee is cooked more than butter, it has a slightly nuttier taste than Clarified Butter. While Clarified Butter is of a semi-liquid consistency, A2 Ghee has a tighter consistency and a more intense aroma.
A2 Ghee has a higher smoking point than that Clarified Butter, so it won’t burn easily when cooking at high temperatures
Ghee has a higher shelf life when stored at room temperature, due to the fact that it does not contain any milk solids like butter does.
A2 Ghee tends to suit lactose intolerant people who find it more digestible than any other dairy product.
A2 Ghee is more versatile. Other than its use in the kitchen, it is also used in Ayurvedic healing and in rituals.
A2 Ghee is used as a cooking fat to prepare vegetable and meat dishes at high temperatures. Often it is used instead of butter in traditional Indian dishes as a coating on rice or to spread over naans and desserts.
Clarified Butter is used to cook in cases where the nutty flavor of ghee would not be suitable. This too is used as a butter substitute and in a bunch of non-Indian dishes, such as, as a coating on risotto grains and raw pasta/spaghetti. It is also a widely used ingredient in French dishes, especially in their sauce recipes.
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