Desi ghee is consumed in every Indian household. From bread to pulses, it is applied to vegetables. It not only makes your food tastier but also adds many nutrients to your diet.
Healthy fats are present in ghee, which have a positive effect on your health. Apart from this, proteins, vitamins A, E and K etc. are also found in them. Who takes care of your health as well as your skin? Desi ghee is prepared with the help of cow milk or buffalo milk. Both of these are considered good for health. But sometimes people do not understand whether they should consume cow's ghee or buffalo's ghee. Explain that ghee made from buffalo milk is white, while ghee made from cow's milk is yellow. So, today in this article, Dietician RituPuri of ESIC Hospital, Central Government Hospital is telling you about the difference between cow and buffalo ghee.
Nutrients present in buffalo ghee and cow ghee
Both cow and buffalo ghee contains calcium and vitamins. Cow ghee is high in many nutrients including minerals, antioxidants and proteins. Whereas, buffalo ghee is a good source of phosphorus and magnesium. The percentage of calcium in it is more than that of cow's ghee.
Ghee for weight management
If you want to maintain your weight while consuming ghee, then consuming cow's ghee will be more beneficial. Cow ghee helps in weight loss as it can burn unwanted fat. At the same time, the calories and fat present in buffalo milk help in increasing weight. However, you should also keep in mind that you only take it in limited quantities. Buffalo ghee is considered more suitable, especially for people who are very physically active.
Shelf Life of Buffalo Ghee and Cow Ghee
The amount of fats in buffalo ghee is high due to which its shelf life is very high. On the other hand, the shelf life of cow's ghee is relatively short.
Ghee beneficial for digestion
On the other hand, when it comes to digestion, cow ghee is easier to digest than buffalo ghee and it keeps your stomach healthy. There is less fat in cow's milk. Also, it contains soluble acids, due to which it is easily digestible as compared to buffalo ghee. At the same time, cow's ghee is considered more beneficial for children and old people as well.
What to use
It is not fair to call either cow's ghee or buffalo's ghee the best. But still, cow ghee is considered better than buffalo ghee. It is suitable for consumption by people of all ages, especially children. It helps in improving metabolism and immunity. Apart from this, it is also considered good for increasing bone strength in the heart and eyesight.
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