Organic Valley - Organic Ghee Clarified Butter - 13 oz. (368g)
Organic Valley GheeOrganic Valley Ghee Clarified butter is made with butter from pasture-raised cows using a traditional Indian method. The pure butter is cooked slowly to bring out the milk solids and excess water, leaving behind only the richest, most buttery, aromatic Ghee that retains all the nutritional benefits of pasture-raised organic butter. Ghee is delicious and perfect for baking, roasting vegetables, spreading on toast, putting in coffee, or basically using in exactly the same way you would use regular butter. Even better, Ghee has a higher smoke point than butter, so it’s perfect for cooking and sautéing. This 13 ounce jar of Ghee Clarified Butter is made without the use of synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides, antibiotics, or GMOs. Made with genuine, pure, organic butter, Organic Valley Ghee is certified USDA Organic, Kosher verified, and a proud product of the USA.
Are Ghee & Clarified Butter the Same?
If a product is only called “clarified butter” it is not the same high-quality as Ghee. Let’s look at the differences between butter, clarified butter, and Ghee. Butter is an emulsified mixture of fat and water. Clarified butter is butter that has been heated to cause excess water to evaporate and fat to separate into two parts – the good, buttery yellow fat and the white milk solids. Clarified butter contains mostly yellow fat. But, during the straining process, water and milk solids can stay included. Ghee, on the other hand, takes the clarification process further by heating the butter much longer until the solids brown and sink to the bottom of the pan. When the substance is strained, all that remains is Ghee clarified butter which has rich, buttery, nutty, and toasted flavor.
Ghee vs Butter
We all know regular butter tastes great when used in baked goods or spread on toast. However, butter can become problematic when trying to cook or sauté with it. Butter is prone to burning. That is because butter contains milk solids that tend to burn easily when its water content evaporates. Ghee is different. It is easy to cook with due to its high smoke point and lack of milk solids. Ghee is 100% fat, perfect for cooking, sautéing, and roasting… and perfect for people who are looking for an organic, grass-fed source of healthy fat in their diet such as those on a high-fat low-carb diet or ketogenic diet. The taste is still buttery and decadent, smooth and delicious but adds an extra depth of flavor that is toasty, nutty, and rich. Plus, many people who cannot tolerate dairy can enjoy Ghee since all the milk solids have been removed.
Ghee in Coffee
With the rise in popularity of the ketogenic diet, what used to sound like a gustatory oddity is now commonplace – buttered coffee. The concept behind it is based on “bulletproof coffee”, otherwise known as butter coffee. The idea is to drink butter or Ghee coffee in place of breakfast. This allows your body some extra fasting time which offers numerous health benefits. The healthy fat content instead of carbs helps suppress your hunger so you won’t eat as much during lunch, helps provide quick-working and lasting energy, and assists mental clarity. When mixed together in a blender, the coffee and Organic Valley Ghee create a frothy beverage that is quite delightful. Win win.
Can Ghee be Used on Toast?
Yes! Use Ghee on anything you would use regular butter on. You can cook with it, bake with it, sauté, spread, melt, and enjoy in all the same ways. The toasted nuttiness of Ghee is delicious on toast, in coffee, on vegetables, in baked goods, and recipes.
Is Organic Valley Butter Grass Fed?
Yes, Organic Valley cows are all pasture raised and grass-fed. They know that’s how cows are supposed to live, so that’s what they provide for them – low-stress pastoral environments where the animals have abundant room to roam. Organic Valley pastures are also good for the environment, too and do not use chemicals or toxic pesticides. Organic Valley herd sizes are low – only about 72 cows. This allows for more attention and tender loving care. Research has shown that grass-fed, pasture-raised cows produce more nutritional milk that is 147% higher in beneficial and essential omega-3 fatty acids. Call them crazy, but Organic Valley’s big ideas work – ideas such as being a cooperative owned by organic farmers instead of a big corporation that only cares about profits. Organic Valley’s organic farmers care about their animals and quality products.
Honoring a traditional Indian method, this pure Organic Valley butter is slowly cooked to coax out the milk solids and excess water while preserving the nutritional benefits of pasture-raised organic butter. What remains is delicious ghee with a rich, buttery taste and aroma. Use this ghee just like you would use butter. It's great for baking, as a topping for vegetables, toast or pancakes, and it has a higher smoke point than traditional butter, so it's great for high-heat sauteing!
Organic Ghee Benefits:
- No Casein
- No Lactose
- No GMOs
- No Salt
- Great For Baking
- USDA Organic
- No Synthetic Hormones, Toxic Pesticides, Antibiotics
- Made with butter from pasture-raised cows
Do I have to refrigerate the Ghee after I have opened the jar?
No. If it is summertime or otherwise very warm in your kitchen, you may want to keep the Ghee in the refrigerator, (it thaws very quickly when you take it out of the fridge) but you don't have to. Keep the cap on when not in use, and always dip into the Ghee with a clean utensil. Otherwise, a harmless mold could eventually grow in the Ghee.
Sometimes, the Ghee is lighter in color than other times. Why is that?
No colorings are in this Ghee, and the slight differences in color are due to seasonal changes. Ghee made in the summer tends to be more "yellow" because the cows are grazing longer hours and have more chlorophyll in their systems.
Why is it that butter goes rancid and Ghee doesn't?
Butter is over 16% water and contains milk fat solids that can spoil. The water is cooked out to remove the milk solids, so Ghee has a long shelf life.
What is pasture-raised?
Pasture-Raised with Love! In a way cows are like kids - the more time outside the better. Farmers send their cows out into lush, organic pastures for fresh air, exercise and grazing (weather permitting of course). Pasture-Raised with Love animals receive the majority of their nutrition from organically managed pastures and stored dried grasses/forages. To ensure they get the complete nutrition they need, cows may also be fed supplemental organic grains, both during the grazing season and into winter months.
Supplemental organic grains can include any of the following: corn, soy, oats, barley, triticale and other small grains. Animals also receive necessary mineral supplements that sometimes include non-iodized salt.