Ghee is one of the best healthy fats you can use.
- It’s rich in vitamins A, D, E and K.
- It’s a fat that doesn’t make you fat.
- It’s high in butyric acid for good digestion.
- It’s free of lactose and casein.
- It’s the perfect balance of Omega 3 to 6.
- It contains a special kind of fatty acid, CLA. Some studies have shown that CLA – conjugated linoleic acid, can reduce body fat and blood pressure!
- And it has one of the higher smoke point and a greater amount of healthy fatty acids.
If you don’t know, smoke points are kind of a big deal.
Ghee vs. Olive Oil:
Olive oil can get easily overheated! When you overheat your olive oil it can turn into an unhealthy trans fat… And not all olive oils are created equal either. Some olive oils are created with heat or chemicals, which can also turn the oil rancid. (Many times these chemicals will cover up the rancid taste or smell, so you don’t even know you are consuming bad oil.)
Ghee vs. Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil is a healthy fat and has a smoke point of 350F. Which isn’t the lowest smoke point, but it’s not the highest either. We love coconut oil, but we don’t love using it daily because we love the unrefined version which makes everything we eat taste of coconuts!
See how ghee’s smoke point measures up!
WHY SIMPLY GHEE?
REASON 1: Simply Ghee sources butter from 100% grass-fed cows.
Why does this matter? The butter from grass-fed cow’s milk is superior to other butter in many ways:
- It contains much higher levels of Vitamin K2, a nutrient that is extremely important for heart health.
- The Omega-3 fatty acid content, another critical component of a healthy heart, is greater.
- Levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) are higher. CLA is a naturally occurring, good trans-fat (as opposed to the bad trans-fats produced in a factory) that’s been linked to positive health effects, such as superior heart health and tumor suppression. It has been shown that pasture feeding leads to dairy CLA levels 3-5 times that of grain-fed cattle.
- There are higher levels of Vitamin A and Carotene, giving grass-fed butter its rich yellow color.
In countries where cows are mostly grass-fed, dairy fat is associated with a lower risk of heart disease! Aside from all the nutritional benefits, grass-fed butter tastes exceptionally better too.
Ultra creamy and smooth, you simply can’t beat the satisfying flavor of butter that comes from happy cows that are free to roam outside and graze on what nature provides them.
REASON 2: We make everything from scratch.
No big crazy factory kitchens for these Ghee Gals. We cook everything from scratch in small batches.
We use stovetop pots to make all our ghee. Making it the old fashion way takes only a bit longer, but we feel the quality and flavor is better than steam kettles.
After the ghee is cooked, we strain it 5X to ensure there are no milk solid residues. Then we hand pour the ghee into glass jars. Because let’s be real – plastic is the devil. (It contaminates everything it touches with chemicals. And well, we just aren’t about that.)
REASON 3: We don’t import butter, we get it locally.
We think Lancaster, PA is one of the most magical places on this planet. It is full of local farmers, organic food advocates, and artisans. We like to work with people that we know, and from an environmental perspective, we prefer to source our butter locally than to import butter from other countries like Ireland, India, and New Zealand.
HOW DO YOU STORE GHEE?
Store your ghee in the pantry with the lid on tight.
I’M OVERWEIGHT, CAN I USE GHEE?
If you are overweight or have health issues PLEASE consult your physician, natural or homeopathic consultant to make sure it’s okay to consume small amounts of ghee.