Dalda Banaspati Ghee
Dalda is a brand of hydrogenated vegetable oil popular in South Asia and is also called “Banaspati”
Indian People is Called Vanaspati. These terms are used for fully or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils sold in Pakistan as a lower-cost substitute for ghee made from cow milk.
Dalda Banaspati Ghee is also a Pakistani/South Asian slang for Banaspati ghee, a fully or partially hydrogenated vegetable cooking oil, often used as a cheaper substitute for ghee. In Pakitan, Banaspati ghee is usually made from palm oil. Hydrogenation is performed using a catalyst known as “supported nickel catalyst”, in reactors at low-medium pressure (3-10 bar). Banaspati ghee is very high in trans fats, which may comprise up to 50% of Banaspati.
Among general masses, a need arose to differentiate between Dalda and traditional-ghee made in Pakistan. The Dalda was based on a technology imported from the Netherlands.
Traditional ghee made in Pakistan became to be called as Desi-ghee. In Hindi, Desi means ‘native or of local-origin’. Nowadays, Desi-ghee refers to ghee made from cow’s milk.
For many decades, Dalda Banaspati Ghee was produced from groundnut (peanut) oil. The first hydrogenated palm oil to mimic cow-ghee was called Banaspati-ghee. Banaspati itself means ‘of vegetable origin’. Nowadays, Banaspati ghee refers to any partially or fully hydrogenated vegetable oil or a blend of vegetable oils that mimic the cow-ghee.
In Pakistan, Banaspati ghee is called Dalda Banaspati ghee.
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