Ghee is not Butteroil and Butteroil is not Ghee!

Difference between Ghee and Butteroil!

 

Generally, in hurry, we count Ghee and Butteroil as same products. We must explore in details about these products before deciding if they actually are same. They can be different from their raw material or with their preparation technique.

Before knowing about Butteroil and Ghee, let us first discover the raw material which is used to prepare them.

  • Butter and Makkhana: Sounds same? Not exactly! Though both of them are prepared by reversing emulsion of cream, from oil-in-water to water-in-oil, they are not same. While butter is prepared from fresh cold cream by churning it, till water oozes out and butter is formed, Makkhana has to take different journey altogether. To prepare Makkhana, milk is first turned into curd (Dahi). Dahi is then subjected to a traditional churner. Foam, which comes up is fat, collected and preserved. This is Makkhana.

 

  • Butter is used to prepare Butteroil while Makkhana is used to prepare Ghee.

 

  • Butteroil is prepared by clarification as well as centrifugation process:

 

 

  • Clarification: In this process, Butter is heated over a flame. During the heating process, water evaporates and milk solids settle down. The fat which is on the top layer is removed. It is called Butteroil.
  • Centrifugation: In this process, butter is subjected to the high-speed This process removes water from butter and oil is separated without application of heat. Oil is collected and we know it as butteroil.

 

  • Ghee is prepared by clarification of Makkhana: The process of preparing pure Indian Ghee is also known as Bilona process in Northern part of India. Ghee is prepared by clarifying Makkhana in a big iron pan. The difference between Butteroil clarification and Ghee clarification is that it is carried out very slowly. Sometimes, clarification process goes as long as 12 to 16 hours. During this time, milk solids are caramelized and settle down at the bottom. These milk solids also have a distinct flavor and they are also utilized in sweets preparation. This Ghee has a yellow color and grainy texture, which is usually not found in Buttermilk. Ghee is prepared by cow’s milk and also with Buffalo’s milk. Cow Ghee is yellow in color with more flavors and nutrients in it while buffalo ghee is whiter in color.

 

  • Flavor and nutrient content: Both are sources of Vitamin A, E, D and K. They also contain Omega-3 fatty acids and linoleic acids. But, Ghee has more flavor and nutrients as compared to Butteroil because of the culturing process of milk during ghee making. In Ayurveda, Ghee has been praised for its medicinal properties. Many Ayurvedic medicines are prepared using Ghee and especially Indian Cow Ghee, which is now known as A-2 milk Ghee. It is highly used throughout India since ancient time. It is easily digestible and helps in digesting food, provide lubrication, good heart and used as a skin moisturizer as well. Cow’s ghee contains various anti-oxidants and riboflavin. Ghee is lighter than Butteroil and does not deposit in the body if used in a limited

 

In shopapni http://www.shopapni.in/, you can find Cow Ghee  as well as Buffalo Ghee . The other Ghee available in the market is actually Butteroil. You can purchase both of them and compare. Definitely, Ghee from shopapni http://www.shopapni.in/ghee will have no comparison because it is prepared from traditional method and it really is Ghee!

Grow Your Own Food

History of thousands of years of human migration tells us that homo sapiens have always been in search of better locations for living their lives. Better in terms of food security, ecology, law and order etc.  The process of migration which began  70,000 years ago, when homo sapiens moved out of Africa, continued for 40000 years. History notices it as first wave of migration.

History has observed several such waves of human migration.

Urbanization can also be seen as one such wave , which began in England during Industrial Revolution and is still hitting the shores of various countries across the world.

India is no exception !

During last 20 years as many as 200 million people have moved out of villages in India, leaving out their age old profession of agriculture and have settled in metro/industrial cities.

We can assume that urbanization has given a better quality of life to human beings  but at the same time humans have paid a huge price for this better and comfortable life. The worst is that we are gradually losing our self sustainability and self dependency and thus making our lives more and more dependent on others.

We are now more dependent on others than ever for fulfilling our daily requirements. During the course of entire human history we are now having the largest percentage of human population on earth which doesn’t even know how to grow their own food.

Have you ever wondered, when we don’t grow our food, we have to “buy” it from the market; and when we “buy” food , it becomes a business commodity; and every business commodity follows one basic principle; more volume, more money !

At this very point a farmer is turned in to a businessman, who is seeking and ensuring a larger volume of his produce; by any means ; by hook, or by crook !

Not a bad approach for a “businessman” , but a farmer…. with the same approach ? ? ?

Apparently this is the reason why Indians prefer to call it agriculture and not agro-business. This is a horrible term !

Anyways, so the point is that this “greed” is the fundamental cause of chemically treated fruits and vegetables.

We can conclude that we are forced to consume poison in our food, our health is at risk, because our farmers have turned in to the businessmen !

Solution?

It is simple and easy !

“GROW YOUR OWN FOOD” !

No matter how come !


For the residents of Chandigarh, Panchkula & Mohali Shop Apni provides all kind of support for growing organic vegetables in your backyard. For more inquiries you can visit their website : www.shopapni.in or call 8054555196/97

Story of Milk

Well there is no story of milk, there are only facts !

Milk, once regarded as an elixir has turned in to a white poison these days. Adulteration in milk doesn’t surprise us anymore, somehow it has been accepted as a part of our destiny.
Long ago when milk was used not to be a commercial item, and when cattle rearing was not a business, there was no point of adulteration in the milk. Adulteration basically is a result of human greed which emanated post white-revolution. Apparently the evil concept of “More production, More Profit” ruined everything. Our journey with milk should be seen in different phases….
1. In first phase there was no business of milk, either families used to exchange it against some other goods or it was their own produce as most of people were having their own cattle at home.
2. In the second phase, when farmers were encouraged for more production and various cooperative dairies were being established, human greed played it’s role and farmers started to add water to their milk for more volume and hence more money. It didn’t stop here, rather it was just a beginning of adulteration in milk.

As the companies started to purchase milk on the basis of it’s fat content, farmers started to add refined oil to increase fat content. Detergent is used to as an emulsifier in order to obtain stable emulsion. What we need to understand that milk is not just a chemical solution as described by modern dairy technocrats(terrorists) . Such notorious perception is created by education mafia to keep the public away from the Truth. As soon as you perceive milk as a chemical compound your conscience allows you for further experimentation on milk which ultimately leads to adulteration.

Once I asked a question to General Manager of one of a reputed dairy brand “will you pass the sample of milk if it satisfies all you parameters of fat, SNF, protein and RM strength, but there is no MILK in that solution”, his reply was straight and simple “Yes” !
This phase is still going on and people are either forced to consume poisoned packaged milk or they are deliberately consuming such chemical solution in the name of milk due to it’s cheaper prices.
3. Well the third phase is even more dangerous. People are fed up of adulteration and they are looking for purity in milk, our governments started to promote dairy farmers. They were given loans and various subsidies under government schemes for raising foreign or hybrid breeds of cows such as HF and Jersey. Sadly their milk is also not even worth calling “milk”. As I said in the beginning , Milk is an elixir for us, but for westerners milk has never been that important part of their diet. Reason being, milk of foreign breed cows is A1 class of milk which is not suitable for human consumption. Most suitable milk for humans is A2 type of milk which is given by our indigenous breeds of cows such as Sahiwal, Belahi, Kakrej and many others. As soon as we woke up to this truth we observed that our indigenous cows have either been slaughtered or they are completely removed from our country through by crossing these breeds with foreign breeds. This realisation drives us in to fourth phase….
4. In this phase we have resorted to the same milk we used to consume during phase one, though the commercialization still remains intact. Many small dairy farmers are tying up with various online companies across India, which are not only making the people aware of harmful effects of A1 type of milk but also supplying A2 milk to these aware consumers. They are not only selling milk but also making efforts to protect and conserve our indigenous cows. After recent Jalikattu controversy, more people, groups and companies are coming forward for the same One such company is Chandigarh based company called ShopApni http://www.shopapni.in
The interesting part is that the same milk once we paid no prices for is now being sold at almost double prices than the regular(packaged/adulterated) milk. For example 80 Rs per ltr on http://www.shopapni.in/milk
Who- is responsible for this? White revolution? Crooks like Verghese Courien? India Gandhi? USA? Or some other conspiracy? I reckon we ourselves are responsible for our plight and nobody else.
Packaged milk is no less than slow poison, A1 milk also leads to various diseases in children as proven in recent studies. The only genuine milk in the world is milk of Indian cows. Alternate can be buffalo’s milk , goat’s milk in some cases and none other.