I've found some grass fed butter in the fridge and it is sour and a year passed the date.
I thought even if the proteins and lactose is spoiled, the saturated fat should be fine. When making ghee you separate the saturated fat from the spoiled ingredients.
Am I correct that the ghee from spoiled butter should be fine?
asked byHarmen (166)
Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!
on June 18, 2015
at 07:16 PM
Except that some of the fats are actually PUFAs and MUFAs and those can and will go rancid and it will smell funky - not in a good way. MUFAs can and do oxidize, but nowhere near as quickly as PUFAs. There's like 3% PUFA in butter.
on October 05, 2018
at 05:21 PM
I just used butter that was slightly discolored and smelled funky. It made perfectly good ghee. It didn't smell right until it was finished cooking. When I poured into jars it was the right color and had the right taste. Hope this helps.