If you can, opt for ghee over butter for its amazing health benefits. Until recently, I never entertained having ghee in my Primal pantry and assumed it was just for cooking Indian dishes. But then, while researching how to get my fitness back on track, I read an article singing the praises of its miraculous health benefits. To make ghee, water is evaporated (clarified) out of butter, leaving behind a higher concentration of fat and making it more suitable for cooking at higher temperature. As a by-product of the simmering process, the ghee often becomes more aromatic and can sometimes develop a pleasant light nutty flavour. Many remote cultures around the planet use ghee as a natural medicine and some even make it from human breast milk.

A rich source of: vitamin A , vitamin D, vitamin e, vitamin K.

Ghee, butter

Energy (kcal) 878
Energy (kJ) 3611
Water (g) 0.4
Starch (g) 0
Total sugars (g) 0
Glucose (g) 0
Galactose (g) 0
Fructose (g) 0
Sucrose (g) 0
Maltose (g) 0
Lactose (g) 0
Protein (g) 0.1
Protein (g)/100kcal 0
Protein % of calories 0.1
Carbohydrate (g) 0
Carbohydrate (g)/100kcal 0
Carb % of calories 0
Fat (g) 97.6
Fat (g)/100kcal 11.1
Fat % of calories 100.1
Satd FA /100g fd (g) 58.4
Mono FA /100g food (g) 25.7
Poly FA /100g food (g) 4.6
Trans FAs /100g food (g) 2.1
Sodium (mg) 149
Potassium (mg) 141
Calcium (mg) 105
Magnesium (mg) 12
Phosphorus (mg) 91
Iron (mg) 0.7
Copper (mg) 0
Zinc (mg) 0.5
Chloride (mg) 226
Manganese (mg) 0.2
Selenium (µg) 4
Iodine (µg) 20
Vitamin D (µg) 0.3
Vitamin E (mg) 1.8
Thiamin (mg) 0.1
Riboflavin (mg) 0.2
Niacin (mg) 0.4
Tryptophan/60 (mg) 1.2
Niacin equivalent (mg) 1.6
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.1
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.7
Folate (µg) 6
Pantothenate (mg) 0.5
Biotin (µg) 4.4
Vitamin C (mg) 2
Alcohol (g) 0
NSP (g) Non-starch polysaccharide 0
AOAC fibre (g) 0
Cholesterol (mg) 246
Retinol (µg) 22
Carotene (µg) 4
Retinol Equivalent (µg) 23