Ghee is what you get when you melt butter at a low temperature so that the fat and the milk solids separate. Water evaporates, the milk solids are filtered out, and you are left with this nutrient dense power food called ghee. To me it has hints of a caramel rich butter flavor with an amazing mouth feel due to the luscious butterfat.
Converting butter into ghee is a deeply traditional food. Before refrigeration and back when we ate seasonally, butter was in high supply during the summer when cows are grazing on grass. But butter has a short shelf life at room temperature compared to ghee. Ghee is shelf stable at room temperature for at least 9 months (if not longer). So that’s how people were able to preserve the riches of summer and enjoy butter during the off-season. So feel free to stock up, it won’t hog up fridge space.
Another benefit of ghee is that as a saturated fat, it’s highly stable at high heat. So it won’t oxidize like more delicate fats such as olive oil. It’s a great choice for roasting, sautéing and frying.
Pure Indian Food Organic Grassfed Ghee is a step above any commercial ghee I have ever encountered. This ghee is from cows eating what nature intended; grass! They are on pasture and not given any growth hormones, antibiotics or other junk.
I loved Pure Indian Foods Ghee so much that I decided to stock it for my local customers. I wanted everyone to have access to this delicious versatile ghee. Before discovering the Pure Indian Foods Company, I never realized that there could be so many amazing variations of ghee. Pure Indian Foods offers several different types (Cultured, Plain and PRIMALFAT™) AND six spiced ghees. I am going to highlight a few of my favorites.
The newest product that Pure Indian Foods has added is PRIMALFAT™ Coconut Ghee. This is a 50/50 blend of organic grass-fed ghee and organic virgin coconut oil. I was provided with a small sample to test. My daughter wanted to try it straight out of the jar and she gave it a thumbs up. It has a slight taste of coconut combined with the buttery caramel flavor of the ghee. This is a nice balance of these two products.
Coconut oil blended with ghee provides a unique overlap of benefits. Both coconut oil and ghee are natural, health-building fats that complement one another. Ghee is rich in fat-soluble vitamins and short-chain fatty acids, whereas Coconut oil is rich in easily digestible medium-chain fatty acids that provide warmth and energy. Together they are ideal for baking, sauteing, stir-frying and more. Coconut ghee is a shelf-stable, natural blend that, unlike polyunsaturated fats, is not susceptible to rancidity; it does not need refrigeration to stay fresh. The only two ingredients are ghee and organic virgin coconut oil, with absolutely nothing else added to it.
In full disclosure, I am not a big fan of the taste of coconut. In general, I stick to the neutral flavor of expeller-pressed coconut oil. But PRIMALFAT™ is much more mellow and enjoyable. The coconut flavor is not overpowering, it is subtle and lends complexity. It made a luscious addition to my Tikka Masala Eggplant recipe. I also tried it sautéed with fresh asparagus. Delish!
My all time favorite is the Cultured Ghee. Why? Because it’s fermented! This ghee is made from cultured butter and is a bit more tangy that the regular ghee. Since it’s fermented, it’s the easiest ghee to digest.
I do love the Plan Ghee too and it costs a bit less compared to the Cultured, so for baking or recipes requiring larger amounts of fat, I use this one or PRIMALFAT™.
Garlic Ghee! Do I need to say more? I don’t know how I lived without garlic ghee.
Doesn’t everything tastes better with garlic? This saves me a step of having to mince some up each time I need a garlic boost flavor boost.
My kids are in love with the Digestive Ghee. We call this one the dessert ghee (although Pure Indian Foods does offer another variation called Dessert Ghee) because the infusing of cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger tastes like a treat right off the spoon. We’ve also enjoyed it with warmed milk and added to my Easy Egg Free Pudding.
All of Pure Indian Foods Ghee are handmade here in the USA and are USDA certified organic. I love that they only use glass jars instead of plastic. You really need to try this amazing product. You can order direct from their website and/or enter to win this awesome giveaway!
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Note: I didn’t receive payment or compensation other than a sample of PRIMALFAT™ for this review. I am not an affiliate of Pure Indian Foods. I do resell their products for local pickup in Palo Alto, California.
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