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#1 faymao

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:32 AM

Hey all,

I've seen two store-bought ghees. One was solid at room temperature, and the other was decidedly liquid. Is one better than the other?

#2 Susan W

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:49 AM

I have not seen it liquid like that. Are you sure it wasn't butter oil? Did you read the ingredients? I would grab the solid version just because that is what I am used to.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:37 AM

Yes, mines always solid but goes a bit runny if I have it too near the heat from the cooker. Since it's basically a saturated fat I can't see how it would be runny at room temp.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:00 AM

Yes, mines always solid but goes a bit runny if I have it too near the heat from the cooker. Since it's basically a saturated fat I can't see how it would be runny at room temp.


Actually, Kisteen, liquid coconut oil and butter oil have more MCTs than their solid counterparts so liquid does not mean wrong or bad. Way too sciency for me, but when I read about it, it made sense. :)

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:13 AM

Yeah but isn't liquid coconut oil also way more expensive :( and I can uderstand butter oil being liquid at room temp but then it wouldn't be ghee or would it? :huh:

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

Yes Kirsteen I think you are right about it not being ghee. I wonder how they keep butter oil liquid. I actually don't understand how the coconut oil stays liquid or why it has more MCTs. I started to read the literature but it gave me a headache. ;0)

It is the price of olive oil. Maybe a little less. I use it a little sparingly. I have a spoonful before I go to the gym and for cooking when I want a drizzle, not a blob.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

I have both liquid and solid ghee. The solid ghee is refrigerated, I like it better. The liquid ghee is not refrigerated... Like my coconut oil sometimes it is completely liquid, sometimes fully solid and sometimes a mixture of both.... It can depend on the storage temp

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

I have both liquid and solid ghee. The solid ghee is refrigerated, I like it better. The liquid ghee is not refrigerated... Like my coconut oil sometimes it is completely liquid, sometimes fully solid and sometimes a mixture of both.... It can depend on the storage temp


I never refrigerate my ghee. It sits proudly on my counter.

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