Why Grass-Fed Matters
All butter isn’t created equal and that is true even among the different grass fed butters currently on the market. Here at Simply Ghee, we’re proud to be able to say our products are made from 100% grass fed butter throughout most of the year.
What is Grass Fed Butter?
Grass fed butter is made from the milk of cows that are fed grass, as nature intended. In the winter, when these cows are moved inside, they are either fed hay or haylage (haylage refers to grass that’s baled and stored at a higher moisture content than dry hay).
Over the winter months, the milk we use at Simply Ghee comes from cows that are fed hay and haylage. During this season, the cows may also be fed some organic grains that don’t contain any GMOs.
Why Should This Matter?
A grass fed label gives you peace of mind that the milk used in the product contains the highest nutritional benefits.
The butter from grass fed cow’s milk that we use to make our ghee 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 cows that are free to roam outside and graze on what nature provides them.
When you look at ghee on the shelf, you may see grass fed, pasture raised or organic. If you want the best, look for grass fed.