Benefits of Cow Ghee vs. Buffalo Ghee

Ghee, or clarified butter, which is made from milk, has an important role in our daily life. It is considered as sacred and is offered to different deities during worship and rituals .It is used for nourishment and healing in Ayurveda and are common in cooking purposes. Currently, India represents the world’s largest producer of buffalo and cow milk and also the biggest consumer of ghee.

Difference between Cow Ghee and Buffalo Ghee

Most of the people use ghee for their daily purpose without knowing the difference between the Cow and Buffalo Ghee. It is very necessary to know about the advantages and disadvantage of these ghee for our healthy life. There are lots of differences between both of this ghee. Some of them are as follows:

  • Colors

One of the factors that differentiate between these two ghee is its color. The color of cow ghee is yellow in color whereas that of buffalo is white in color.

  • Quantity of Ghee

Another difference between Cow and Buffalo ghee can be seen in its quantity. The amount of ghee extracted from cream of cow milk is lesser than that of Buffalo.

  • Healthy Diet

Ghee is a part of our healthy diet. But too much of saturated fat and cholesterol in ghee can affect our health. Cow ghee has low fat and high cholesterol when compared with Buffalo Ghee.

  • Preserve for Long time

Cow ghee cannot be preserved for longer time due to the less fat contained in it when compared to buffalo ghee.

  • Good for Children

When compared to buffalo ghee, Cow ghee is good for children to reduce obesity and in protecting from many diseases like thyroid, cardiovascular etc….

  • Fitness

Intake of Cow ghee helps in losing weight when compared to buffalo ghee. Due to the less fat contained in cow ghee it helps in losing one’s weight and keep healthy and fit.

  • Dairy Products

Ghee are mostly used to make dairy products. Cow ghee which is less thick and creamy is used to produce cheese, curd and sweets whereas buffalo ghee is used to produce cheese or paneer and yogurt.

  • Full of Nutrition

Cow ghee contains lots of minerals, calcium, vitamins and protein whereas buffalo ghee is rich in calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

  • Improve digestive system

Intake of Cow ghee helps in strengthening digestive system than buffalo ghee. A spoon of cow ghee along with a glass of warm milk before going to bed helps to improve the digestive system

  • Nasya Treatment

Ghee are used for Nasya treatment or used as nasal drops to treat white hairs, hair fall, migraine, tension headache, hearing problems, vision problems, lack of memory and concentration etc… Mostly, Cow ghee is used for this purpose than buffalo.

Thus, cow ghee and buffalo ghee has its own good and bad side but the ghee prepared out of cow’s milk is considered to have more medicinal properties and good for heart patient and children.