Organic Ghee - grass fed - 580g
Organic Grass fed Ghee.
This ghee has won 2 stars in the Great Taste Awards.
A delicious cooking oil that can be used in high temperature cooking or as a butter replacement for those sensitive to dairy.
Contains almost no Lactose or Casein.
Use for frying baking spreading or in Bulletproof® Coffee.
Suitable for Keto, Paleo, GAPS, FODMAP, Whole30, Banting and of course traditionally Ayurvedic diets as well as a cooking oil for everyday.
Abundant in vitamins A D E & K.
What is ghee?
Ghee is a clarified butter, that is with the bulk of the proteins removed. Ghee has been used in the Indian sub-continent for millennia not just as for food, but in wider cultural, religious and medicinal realms. It’s one of Ayurveda’s cornerstones. What started out as a need to deal with an abundance of cream has lead to one of the world’s most amazing superfoods. Typically Ghee was made in the home or in religious settings in small batches. It was the most common cooking fat available. In the past nut and seed oils (vegetable oils) were not common or readily available.
Ghee is not just for cooking a curry! Ghee can be used in place of most standard cooking oils. Us for adding to bulletproof coffees, frying salmon, roasting chicken and potatoes, frying pancakes, and as the oil in any cooking, it deserves a place in your kitchen.
How is Happy Butter Ghee different?
Happy Ghee make their organic ghee in the traditional way, and while it’s now handmade in a small workshop kitchen, nothing else has really changed. It is very close to what you would find in a home kitchen in rural India. It is cooked over a flame, heating organic butter slowly for 5-6 hours over direct heat. The air smells amazing, like butterscotch as the ghee cooks, because once the milk solids drop out of the butter, it is allowed to caramelise, which gives the ghee a deeper flavour and a glorious, golden colour. Cooling is not rushed either – it occurs slowly at room temperature over 1-2 hours, producing an authentic slightly grainy texture.
Is ghee good for you?
Thus is what Happy Butter say:
Ghee is made up mostly of saturated fat, this topic always stirs up healthy debate and as producers and not doctors or researchers we do not feel that we are in a position to preach on the health benefits. From personal experience we believe that using ghee in cooking has had a very beneficial effect on our own health. When you cook with ghee you only require a small amount and it can make a meal more satiating and therefore stay fuller for longer. The high smoke point means that there is no tainting or burning under 250º C unlike some nut and seed oils. Our ghee is made in a very clean and pure way without chemicals and is tested for the presence of vitamins A, D, E and K and the absence of lactose and casein. Healthy fats are vital in the body for many important functions and modest quantities of ghee can be included as part of a varied and balanced diet.
What awards have we won?
The quality and taste of our ghee has been appreciated by the judges at Great Taste Awards, who awarded us two stars for our Organic Ghee in 2017 and 2 stars for our Organic Golden Turmeric Ghee in 2018. In 2017 we were successful in the Taste of the West awards where we won Champion of Dairy for our Golden Turmeric Ghee as well as Gold for both products. We won Gold again in 2018 for both our Ghee and Golden Turmeric Ghee. In 2019 we took a break from awards but are pleased to have again won gold for both products in 2020.
· BATCH-MADE BY HAND
It’s handmade in small batches in our Devon kitchen workshop. No tanks and vast commercial kitchens here.
· CARAMELISED FOR FLAVOUR
We take the time to gently caramelise the milk solids to give rich, deep, nutty buttery notes.
· ORGANIC & GRASS-FED
We only use organic butter from farms whose grass-fed cows spend as much time as possible outdoors roaming green pastures.
· TRADITIONAL METHOD
We remove the milk solids the traditional way, by slowly heating the butter. This sounds obvious but some large ghee manufacturers do it by centrifuging!
We use only organic butter to make our ghee.
· PURE & UNPROCESSED
Ghee is a pure, natural fat, free of processing and preservatives. The opposite of ubiquitous industrially produced ‘vegetable oil’ that goes through chemical refining, bleaching and deodorising processes.