some sources say, people with dairy allergy/sensitivity should stay away from ghee. But I don't know anybody who has ever had issues with it.
I have some weird reactions and I'm not quite sure whether it's the ghee, or the bananas I've introduced recently.
Pure butterfat shouldn't cause anything but a satisfied stomach, right? Since it's widely consumed in here: Anyone ever had an adverse reaction to ghee?
For this kind of question it's actually better to get as few answers as possible - and indeed: out of 85 people only one has ever reacted to ghee. Now it's quite likely that the bananas are the culprit. Thank you all! :)
After several tests I've figured out that ghee makes me slightly tired 2 hours after intake. And if I eat it every day, my skin gets red and unclean. But once in a while it's okay. So I guess it's not completely safe for everyone...
I had a reaction to pastured butter that I clarified myself with an eye towards purity over yield, as well as to some commercial ghee. I have celiac disease (with casein intolerance cross-reactivity) and lactose intolerance. When I tried the ghee/clarified butter I was still figuring out issues of cross-contamination, and I was on the more sensitive side, but I haven't tried it again now that my gut is a bit more healed up.
Strangely, and I can't figure this one out, I tolerated ice cream and yogurt much better than non-clarified butter, so my experiences may not generalize too well. But for people in general I wouldn't rule out ghee as a source of problems. Dairy allergy is possible, and even trace amounts of protein left in the ghee could be problematic.
I'm intolerant to dairy, and I think I react poorly to ghee. I haven't subjected myself to a strict elimination to make SURE ghee is the culprit, but I think it is.
EDIT: Good news, I was wrong! And am now slathering ghee on everything.
It is possible to react to ghee. Although ghee contains far less casein than butter, it may still contain traces... I personally can only have 1 tsp. of ghee at a time, otherwise I get a pretty bad reaction... :(
I don't know if ghee is causing me a problem now, though I know that other dairy does.
I purchase my ghee from pureindianfoods.com and I really enjoy it and hope I can tolerate it.
I purchased the cultured ghee -its flavor is amazing. They have quite a few articles on their
site that address paleo diet as well as food sensitivities (Lactose and casein intolerance).
Some of the reviews of the ghee on their site were from people who usually couldn't tolerate
dairy, but were fine with PIF ghee.
Here's an article from the site: http://www.pureindianfoods.com/dairy-intolerance-a/259.htm
Casein triggers my psoriasis very badly. I haven't consumed dairy in 3 years. I was quite nervous trying out ghee. But I have zero reaction to it. Unfortunately I am not crazy the stuff, ... it's just okay. I only use it when frying up eggs. Perhaps I've lost the taste of anything butter after not eating any for so long??