Now enjoy guilt-free ghee
For those of you who love your parathas dunked in ghee, or want to indulge in some greasy halwa, but can’t because of high cholestrol, here’s some good news. A bunch of scientists at a Haryana institute have developed a low-fat version of ghee that cuts the cholesterol content by 85%. This new product could give a much-needed boost to fitness levels, say researchers who have worked on the project.
Talking about the process in which this has been done, R K Malik, a director at the National Dairy Research Institute, says, “We have removed the cholesterol content by up to 85% by using a chemical process.” And while the new version promises more health, it doesn’t take away any other aspect of ghee. The taste and colour remains the same. Only the cholesterol level comes down,” says Malik, who is part of the team that did the research.
Studies showing three-quarters of Indians have high levels of bad cholesterol, or triglycerides, dairy scientists have been working on creating a healthier form of ghee without affecting the taste. “We are happy that this ghee provides a healthy option to fitness conscious consumers,” says Malik.
The institute intends to sell the technology commercially.