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How To Store Ghee

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Ghee or clarified butter is an essential element of Indian cooking. It is believed that daily consumption of one spoon of ghee can increase the nutrients’ absorption into the body. Hence, it is important to know How To Store Ghee.

Ghee never becomes poisonous: There is a misconception that Ghee, if not stored properly, can become poisonous. There is no truth in this saying as Ghee, in all forms - liquid or solid - is good for the body as well as for the brain. It contains butyric acid, which helps and protects lining of stomach and intestines. It also improves brain’s functioning and is important in all rejuvenation therapies. When Ghee becomes old, it can be used to treat skin defects.

Storing Ghee in fridge: Ghee has an indefinite shelf life. It can be stored in a large plastic or aluminum can in a refrigerator indefinitely. People often keep store-bought ghee in the fridge after opening it once. However, there is no harm in keeping it outside too. Ghee never stales.

Storing Ghee outside fridge: Indians mostly make Ghee at home and keep it near a cool and dry place. It is recommended to store ghee in a glass jar. However, it is important to store it at the right time for best results. Once ghee is made, do not immediately pour it out of the pan. Wait until it cools down or safe to touch. Then, keep it in a glass jar and store it in dry place or in refrigerator for future use.

When to discard: The ghee, once made or opened (store-ones), can be used from minimum six months to many years. However, if you find mould growth on it, discard it immediately. This happens when the water from the milk-fat is not properly removed while making Ghee.

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How To Store Ghee