Ghee in History

Ghee Making Is a Thousand-Year old Tradition!

Ghee has been one of the world’s best kept cooking secret for a very long time. While ghee has been around for millennia in the Indian subcontinent, it took centuries for it to reach the rest of Asia, Middle-East, Europe and eventually the Americas.


A Staple in Ancient Medicine

For centuries, ghee was a key element in the traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine as it contained rich medicinal properties. 

Today, we know ghee contains CLA which helps fight atherosclerosis, meaning a healthier heart. Ghee helps with diabetes, it also contains anti-carcinogenic properties, it cuts down body fat. Did you know ghee with honey helps healing wounds, inflammation, and blisters? Ghee contains many health benefits and is the healthiest cooking alternative to oils and butter.


Turkey and Middle East, Lands of Ghee and Incredible Sweets

If you are born with the gift of sweet tooth and you haven't tasted mouthwatering Middle Eastern sweets, you are in for a treat! Whether it's Baklava, Hereessa or pistachio topped Kunafeh, chances are these specialty desserts are made with ghee. Ghee in pastry and baked goods adds aroma and a rich flavor like no other. Don't take our word for it, visit your local Middle Eastern sweets shop today and try a ghee based sweet. You will not be disappointed!


It's Ghee World!

When traveling, chances are you will find a variety of ghee products, ask for it by its local name!

Arabic: samna or samneh (سمنة)

Bangla: ghī (ঘী)

Chinese: Sūyóu, (酥油)

English: butter oil, clarified butter, drawn butter

French: beurre clarifié

German: ausgelassene butter, butterschmalz, geklärte butter

Greek: nki, (γκι)


Gujrati: ghī (ઘી)

Hindi: ghī (घी)

Japanese: gi (ギー)

Portuguese: manteiga clarificada

Russian: toplenoye maslo, (топлёное масло)

Turkish: sadeyağ