The nutritional profiles are almost identical for butter and ghee and both are good options for getting healthy fat into your diet. We always choose organic or grass-fed butter and ghee.
So when should you use ghee over butter?
Ghee has a higher smoke point compared to butter which means it can be heated to a higher temperature without it oxidising and creating harmful free radicals that are carcinogenic.
Ghee does not have milk solids casein and lactose as the heating process removes these from the final product- so it is a good choice for those very sensitive to dairy. Ghee is also incredibly healing for the digestive system.
Both certainly have there place in our kitchen!