Ghee is a must for any primal kitchen. It’s a super-clarified butter with a sweet nutty intensely buttery taste. Ghee is a great alternative to butter — it’s lactose free. And grass-fed ghee is better yet — it’s super-healthy, with high levels of omega-3 fats, vitamin E, beta carotene, and CLA. Pure Indian Foods makes the best ghee I’ve had. I eat this stuff by the spoonful, in my tea, in everything I cook. The Agarwal family has been making ghee since 1889, and they know its many intricacies and secrets. You can taste it in every magical golden spoonful.
Ghee has been often misunderstood. To many, the name conjures up either something mysterious and foreign, or it generates over-simplistic commentary such as, "it's like butter but different." Simply put, ghee is butter that is heated to the point at which milk solids are separated and removed, and water is evaporated, leaving a delicious golden-yellow oil.
What remains is a nutty, intensely-flavored fat that withstands higher cooking temperatures than butter and can even be stored in your cabinet, rather than in the fridge (it won’t go rancid). Indians believe it has healing qualities. Many people, following Ayurvedic tradition, also use ghee as a fabulous, toxin-free moisturizer for healthy skin.
Ghee is a great culinary alternative to butter for those with dairy intolerances, as it is casein and lactose free, and allows for easier digestion. And it’s even more nutritious than butter: The process of creating ghee concentrates the conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) —a healthy cancer-fighter that also prevents atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)—found in the butter. Plus, grass-fed dairy is much healthier for you than non grass-fed — it’s got higher levels of omega-3 fats, vitamin E, and beta carotene. Ghee is a must for any primal kitchen.
Pure Indian Foods makes the best ghee I’ve had. Sweet and nutty and clean, I eat this stuff by the spoonful, in my tea, in everything I cook. Its bright yellow color is almost neon — a sign of incredibly high levels of beta carotene from grass-fed cows. A lot of ghees out there are adulterated, or they’re not grass-fed and organic.
Here’s Sandeep Agarwal, owner of Pure Indian Foods, with a bit about ghee. His family has been making ghee since 1889, and they know its many intricacies and secrets. Start watching at :23 — that’s where Sandeep comes in.
Pure Indian Foods Grass-fed Organic Ghee is made from the milk of pastured cows, fed on fresh green grass in spring and fall only. No GMOs, no added salt, no preservatives, no trans fats, no colors or dyes, no MSG, no flavor enhancers. The one and only ingredient is milk, with absolutely nothing else added to it.
In 1889, Lala Khoobram Agarwal, our great-great-grandfather, launched a pure ghee business in northern India. After 5 generations and over 124 years, we are still learning!
Our ghee is made with milk obtained only during spring and fall, when the cows are out to pasture eating rapidly growing fresh green grass. Such milk is high in fat-soluble vitamins and contains naturally occurring Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). Our ghee is Certified Organic by New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA).
Homogenization is a process that breaks up fat globules in milk or cream to such a small size that they remain suspended evenly rather than separating out and floating to the surface. Homogenization has been linked to heart disease and atherosclerosis. We use non-homogenized milk to make our ghee.
We are passionate about ghee! We are keeping our family tradition alive and preserving our heritage. We make the finest grass-fed, organic ghee in the world!
Our ghee is made fresh in small batches in stainless steel equipment. We include best use by date for your convenience of safe use. Our ghee is made with pride in New Jersey, USA with organic methods.
We make our ghee in commercial, well-equipped production facilities that adhere to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
We use glass bottles instead of cheap plastic bottles to avoid dangerous toxic material leaching from plastic containers.
Ghee is like butter, only more versatile (because of its high smoke point), more delicious, and more nutritious. Use it everywhere you’d use butter or oil. We are all about oil rotation at Barefoot Provisions — we love alternating ghee with olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, hemp oil, etc. Pay attention to what oil you’re craving most at any particular moment — it’s probably going to give you the nutrition you need most.
You probably know a lot of different ways to use butter and oil. But here is an epic catalog of ways to use ghee. Ghee-dy up!