05 Dec Ghee as an Emergency Food in Times of Disaster
Ghee is a perfect food to keep on hand to prepare for and respond to emergencies such as natural or man-made disasters. Ready.gov (a national public service campaign that encourages Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies such as natural and man-made disasters) offers tips on how to select the appropriate food to store as part of emergency preparedness planning.
They recommend that you deliver non-perishable foods for at least three days. Staying alive is the main goal, but remember, “Diversity is the spice of life.” If you have different foods like dried or canned grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits, you can get more variety if you sit out for a few weeks and have to rely on this. When making food choices, examine how those foods are packaged for long-term emergency food storage to ensure food viability. Ghee is an excellent addition to an emergency food kit. It can add a wonderful taste to foods you prepare and provide vital nutrients and energy.
Here are some of the reasons why ghee is a great choice to include in an emergency preparedness food kit:
- It is non-perishable food.
- It requires no refrigeration, preparation, or cooking, and no water.
- It is a high energy food.
- It is a natural source of important vitamins A, D & K.
- It is a source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 which are Essential Fatty Acids (your body can’t make them – you need to consume them as part of your diet).
- It does not contain salt that will make you thirsty.
Be prepared for the unexpected. Owning a food storage group is insurance for you and your family.