Now en­joy guilt-free ghee

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety -

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.

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