Lady Smarts What's the difference between butter and ghee?

GHEE: Has a slightly nuttier flavor and is better for frying or sauteing, since its smoke point is higher

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What's the difference between butter and ghee?

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One might be easier to digest.

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DIGESTION

BUTTER: Contains casein (milk protein) and lactose (milk sugar), making it tougher to break down if you're sensitive to dairy

GHEE: Heat removes most of the casein and lactose, so it could be easier to stomach. It also offers butyrate, a fatty acid that may aid digestion.

NUTRITION

BUTTER: Has vitamins A and D and packs 102 calories per tablespoon
GHEE: Offers A and E at 112 cals per tablespoon. It also contains conjugated linoleic acid, which may protect against colorectal and breast cancers.

COOKING

BUTTER: That classic taste can't be beat in cookies or melted atop toast or veggies.
GHEE: Has a slightly nuttier flavor and is better for frying or sauteing, since its smoke point is higher (450°F versus 350°F). Translation: less chance of charred food.

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