Not all paleo folks can live in California, but when you crave a rich taste of that golden sun, reach for a spoonful of this deeply flavorful amber-hued ghee from Humboldt County. Grass-fed, pastured, organic: it's all here and nutritious just for you from Gold Nugget Ghee. Ain't nothing as good as this pure and rich fat, right from happy cows to your face. Lather it on your favorite veggies, blend into coffee or tea, stir it into soups, or just drizzle your bowl of popcorn and settle in for yet another episode of whatever-you-can't-stop-watching. It's all good, AND healthy. Can't beat that. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Ghee can be misunderstood. Really, it is neither mysterious nor foreign. To say "it's like butter but different" is to underestimate the awesome capabilities of this healthful oil. First, the process: ghee starts as butter that is heated to the point where the milk solids are separated and removed, and water is evaporated, leaving a delicious golden-yellow oil. It removes the two things that can make butter go bad and leaves behind rich golden flavor and tons of nutrients.
What remains is a nutty, intensely-flavored fat that withstands higher cooking temperatures than butter and can even be stored in your cabinet. Try that with butter! (Actually, don't abuse your butter that way....)
Oh, but THIS ghee? Wow and yum. It is true, there are several pretty darn good ghees out there on the market, both pastured and organic. But as soon as you open this jar, you'll know you made a great choice. The nutty aroma wafting out will tickle your nose and start to crinkle your mouth into a smile. Go ahead: take a little taste even before you reach for the gluten free bread, and prepare to be blown away. You've never had ghee like this before: notes of caramel, toasted hazelnuts, and unfathomably buttery depths. It's like having a little bit of that golden California sun right on your spoon.
Why Ghee? Why indeed, other than it is ghee-licious? Ghee has been used for thousands of years, originating in ancient India to prevent butter from spoiling. It is truly an ancient health food! Ghee quickly was integrated into the diet, into ceremonial practice and into Ayurvedic healing practices. It’s believed to promote both mental purification and physical purification through its ability to cleanse and support wellness. Ghee benefits the body both inside and out, and is actually used topically to treat burns and rashes as well as to moisturize the skin and scalp.
This Grass-fed Organic Ghee by Gold Nugget is made from the milk of grass-fed cows pastured year-round on the pristine lush grasses of Northern California. No GMOs, no added salt, no preservatives, no trans fats, no colors or dyes, no MSG, no flavor enhancers. There's nothing more pure than this ghee, and nothing more glorious from "The Golden State".
Ghee is the same high-vitamin butter oil that Weston A. Price was using to heal his patients’ teeth in conjunction with raw milk, liver, and fermented cod liver oil. If it’s made of grass-fed butter, it’s a great source of Vitamin K2, period. Weston A. Price was calling it Activator X, but it is now known that it was actually the same thing as Vitamin K2.
About Gold Nugget Ghee, in their own words
It all started with a vision by entrepreneur, foodie, and biohacker Daniel Draskinis to reconnect people with traditional foods, specifically nutritious and healthy fats. Daniel became aware of ghee when he was experimenting with different diets and found the wealth of ancestral foods that have been forgotten about in the American diet. Through tapping into the ancestral wisdom and foods, he found his own optimal performance eating ghee. As an outdoor enthusiast, rock climber, yogi, and ultra marathoner, he wanted something that would fuel and sustain his adventures.
Integrity, Business, and Sustainability:
We strive for integrity throughout all aspects of our business. Every decision supports other businesses, lives of our fellow humans and animal friends. Gold Nugget Ghee embraces supporting local and supporting a lower ecological footprint by supporting California farmers, as well as our cows. These ladies are the backbone of our business! Our ghee is handcrafted in small batches in a happy, low-stress kitchen in Costa Mesa, CA, paying careful attention to bring out the best texture possible, as well as the rich aroma and notes of caramel. And every jar you buy they commit to feeding one person in need. Sweet!
Gold Nugget Ghee partners with companies that share our vision of mindful business practices and we contribute to organizations that are taking active action to create our vision of the world.
Organic, Grass-Fed & Pasture-raised Cows
Gold Nugget sources butter from small farms in Northern California (Humboldt County), which provides a unique rainforest ecosystem that allows cows to happily graze on green grass ALL YEAR long. They are committed to providing nutrient-dense ghee that supports your health, our food system, and planet.
How to use ghee
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 — go ahead and alternate your ghee with olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, tallow, lard, 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. Regardless, here's a quick run-down of our favorites:
Toppings, spreads, and mix-ins
- Blend into coffee or tea, for the ultimate keto breakfast
- Mix with good quality coarse sea salt. Add chives and spread over paleo flatbread.
- Mix with nut butters such as almond, peanut, cashew and others for an amazing dip for apples and other fruits.
- Toss into fresh popped popcorn (yep, even paleos eat heirloom popcorn sometimes). Or even pop the corn WITH the ghee.... mmmm. Melt ghee, add salt and popcorn, pop until done.
Main courses and soups
- Stir into piping hot soup just before serving.
- Drizzle over meat or seafood. Especially yummy on tender steak, salmon, lobster, scallops, and crab.
- Combine minced garlic with plenty of dried herbs such as thyme, rosemary, sage, and parsley. Add salt, pepper, and enough ghee to make an herb paste; rub into a chicken and roast until done – be sure to baste with pan juices!
- Drizzle over fresh steamed veggies.
- Stir fry greens such as kale, collards, and Swiss chard in ghee for great flavor and digestibility
- Coat root vegetables with ghee, salt, and pepper; cover and roast at 425 °F until tender.
- Ideal for sauteing or caramelizing onions.
- Rub ghee into the skins of potatoes or sweet potatoes; prick with a fork and bake at 400 °F until tender.
- Saute mushrooms in ghee with a splash of wine and a pinch of salt for the best mushrooms ever!
- Spread over fresh hot primal roti (Indian flat bread).
- Stir hot buckwheat in hot ghee for 5 minutes; add liquid and cook as directed.
Out of the ordinary
- Pack it up for traveling, camping, picnicking, and hiking – it’s shelf-stable and doesn’t need refrigeration.
- Massage into skin instead of lotion or massage oil; it keeps skin and joints supple.
- Keep lips moist: use ghee in place of lip balm.
- Rub ghee into cuticles to help keep nails in good shape.
- Enjoy straight out of the jar! ☺
- Use in place of regular butter for sauteing; it doesn’t smoke or burn as easily.
- Use in dairy-free recipes; milk solids are removed from ghee during the clarification process.
- Use in place of oil for basting, sauteing, and broiling.
- Use in place of butter for drizzling over veggies, toast, pancakes, waffles, grain dishes, fish, poultry, and meats.