Often the unsung heroes of every great recipe, oils, vinegars, and ghee bring big flavor and tons of nutritious benefits to the table. From organic ghee to superfood oils and vibrant vinegars, we’ve rounded up the very best pantry necessities for a world-class meal from start to finish.
Storage Tips for Ghee, Oil & Vinegar
Not sure how to store these kitchen must-haves? Here’s a quick rundown:
- Ghee: If unopened, ghee can be left in the pantry for up to nine months. However, once opened, it should be stored in the refrigerator (and will last for up to one year).
- Oils: Most all oils (including coconut) are shelf-stable but should be kept out of direct sunlight and stored at room temperature.
- Vinegar: Vinegar should be stored in a cool, dark place with the lid closed tightly. Contrary to popular belief, apple cider vinegar does not need to be stored in the refrigerator. The acidity prevents the growth of bacteria.
Top Ghee, Oil & Vinegar Brands
These top brands are known for their seasoning essentials.
Bragg’s selection of pantry staples includes vinegars, liquid aminos (made with non-GMO soy), herb and spice blends, yeast seasoning, extra virgin olive oil, and vinaigrette salad dressing. The brand is on a mission to promote natural health through unprocessed, organic foods.
Napa Valley Naturals
Napa Valley Naturals works directly with farmers to create the best oils and vinegars using sustainable agriculture practices. The company even donates a percentage of its profits to nonprofits that help protect the environment.
Nutiva is committed to offering organic and fair trade products, including high-quality hemp protein powders, coconut oils, and other superfood ingredients. The brand is also active in giving back to a variety of nonprofit organizations.
Go for the gold with these ghee favorites.
Thrive Market Organic Ghee
Our golden, gluten-free ghee is made by slow-cooking butter from grass-fed cows until the milk protein separates. It can be enjoyed by those who suffer from lactose intolerance.
Organic Valley Ghee Clarified Butter
Looking for a low-sodium flavor booster? This rich, buttery ghee has zero salt added and is made using the time-honored Indian method in which the milk solids separate from the butterfat.
Fourth & Heart Grass Fed Original Ghee
This grass-fed ghee is high in butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid that's great for your overall health and digestion and is cooked down for hours for added richness.
Add a dose of essential fats and flavor with these premium oils.
Thrive Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Our fruity, slightly peppery olive oil is grown, harvested, and manufactured in one single estate in Crete with 100 percent certified Koroneiki olives from Greece.
Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Enjoy it as a cooking oil, in smoothies, or in your DIY beauty recipes, this virgin coconut oil is full of healthy fats and has a sweet, slightly delicate flavor.
Spectrum Naturals Organic Refined Sunflower Oil for High Heat
Get a dose of monounsaturated fats from this premium sunflower oil. The high-heat oil works great for dishes like stir-fry or it can easily be incorporated into baked goods.
From apple cider to balsamic, these vinegars are the best for adding zest.
Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Meet your multitasking pantry must-have! This apple cider vinegar doesn’t just work to support overall wellness, but it can be used as a natural household cleaner and skin rejuvenator.
Kitchen & Love Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Whipping up an Italian feast? Elevate your next meal with this premium balsamic vinegar, which adds concentrated flavor and is free of preservatives and artificial ingredients.
Coconut Secret Organic Raw Coconut Vinegar
Made from coconut blossoms, this tangy vinegar is Certified Organic, gluten-free, vegan, raw, and includes all nine essential amino acids. Try it with veggies or whisk into salad dressings for delightful acidity.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic
This gut-supporting elixir of apple cider vinegar, ground ginger, maple syrup, and filtered water helps support digestive health. Just whisk together and serve over ice.