Let's talk A2 ghee, and how best to store it for a long time!
a2 Ghee is the most commonly used food item in Indian households. Be it as a replacement for cooking oil, or as a spread for Rotis and bread, ghee is consumed almost daily.
Along with being a necessary consumable, ghee is also known to have numerous health benefits and works well as an immunity booster, as well as for the healing of ulcers.
Being such an important and versatile product, ghee needs to be stored correctly. Just like any other consumable, desi cow ghee can get spoiled quite easily, which is why you need to ensure that it is stored in the right conditions.
Before we get into the details, let's take a quick look at the best desi cow ghee in India. We believe that ghee derived from A2 (beta-casein protein) milk of desi cows is an extremely healthy alternative to regular desi milk. A2 ghee is grainy, and the protein aids better digestion, boosts immunity, and helps maintain lower cholesterol levels.
A2 ghee is considered to have a high level of Vitamin A, which is a great source of immunity. A2 milk from desi cows is the healthiest, most unadulterated form of milk as it has no human interference. The ghee derived from this milk is used in many Ayurvedic medicines for its extremely high medicinal value and natural, non invasive benefits.
One of the first things you could do is ensure that the ghee is stored in dark and air tight conditions. If ghee is stored in a loose container in a warm surrounding, it can lose its high quality easily. Ensure that you store your ghee in a tightly sealed container at room temperature, which will ensure its longevity for at least a few weeks. At colder temperatures, the stored ghee can even last for months!
If you are someone who uses ghee daily, it would mean opening and closing the container more often. This may lead to exposure to unfavourable weather conditions, which can cause damage. To avoid this, use a separate container for daily use, and keep refilling it with just the right amount for your daily consumption.
While the above may be easy fixes, one solution is to also freeze the ghee. If you have bought ghee in bulk, a solution for it to last for at least a year would be to freeze it in a safe container, and let it thaw everytime you need it to be used!
When selecting the material for you to store the ghee in, keep in mind that if you intend on freezing it, it needs to be in a freeze friendly container which can withstand cold temperatures. If you intend to store it outside in a cool, dark area of your pantry, plastic and glass containers work well!
By using the right practices for storage, you will be able to enjoy good health at every meal!