Indians love consuming ghee but are always worried about its fat content. The time has finally come when we can eat ghee without worrying about getting rotund at the waist.
Scientists in India have developed a low-fat version of ghee that cuts the cholesterol content by 85 per cent and gives a much-needed boost to fitness levels, reports Daily Mail.
Studies show that three-quarters of Indians have high levels of bad cholesterol. R.K. Malik, a director at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), said:
“Using a chemical process we have removed the cholesterol content by up to 85 percent. The taste, colour everything remains the same. It’s just that the cholesterol comes down. The institute would sell the technology commercially on a non-exclusive basis to interested businesses.”
Ghee, a form of clarified butter, is a staple of Indian cooking. It is also used in traditional medicines and as an offering during religious festivals.
On Wednesday, the NDRI inked a deal with a leading dairy company based in the eastern Indian state of Bihar for the low cholesterol ghee.
Malik was upbeat about the ghee which he said provides a healthy option to fitness-conscious consumers.