Oh-em-ghee! If you haven’t experienced the delicious benefits of ghee, you’re in for a welcome surprise. Not only does this lactose-free fat impart sumptuous richness to everything from stir-fry to roasts to baked goods, but it’s also keto- and paleo-friendly. Thanks to its delicious flavor and high smoke point, ghee has more than earned its place as a pantry must-have. However, you might be surprised to learn that the buttery wonder is also used in many Ayurvedic treatments, including massages. It also acts as a base for herbal ointments used to treat burns and rashes. Read on to learn more about this ancient liquid gold.
What is Ghee?
Originating in ancient India, ghee is a lactose-free cooking oil that’s commonly used in South Asian cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine. It is a form of highly clarified butter that is traditionally made by melting butter made from cow’s milk and removing the milk solids so only the golden liquid fats remain. Ghee is known for its rich, buttery flavor and contains a fatty acid called butyrate acid, which plays an essential role in digestive health.
Top Ghee Brands
Go for the gold with these top ghee brands.
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Organic Valley Farms
An entirely organic brand, Organic Valley Farms launched over 30 years ago. Today, the company offers an extensive line of wholesome milk products that are produced without pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
Fourth & Heart
Offering an array of ghee products, including original, garlic, and vanilla, Fourth & Heart is rooted in ancient wisdom when it comes to producing food that links the past with the present and helps us all feel more connected.
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Thrive Market Organic Ghee
Suitable for those with lactose intolerance, our golden, gluten-free ghee is made by slow-cooking butter from grass-fed cows, until the milk protein separates.
Organic Valley Ghee Clarified Butter
This rich, buttery ghee is made using the time-honored Indian method in which the milk solids separate from the butterfat. With zero salt added, it’s a great addition to any low-sodium diet.
Fourth & Heart Grass Fed Original Ghee
Cooked down for hours, this grass-fed ghee has a luscious nutty, sweet-caramel smell and adds richness and to just about any dish. Plus, it’s high in butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid that's great for overall health and digestion.
Totally organic and 100 percent delicious, check out these ghee go-tos.
Thrive Market Organic Ghee & Virgin Coconut Oil
Infuse your next dish with two superfoods in one outstanding flavor booster. Enjoy the high-heat cooking powers of coconut oil along with the distinctive flavor of clarified butter in this Certified Organic favorite.
Recipes With Ghee
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Coffee Jam Chocolates
Enjoy a coffee break wherever you are with chocolate morsels filled with an unexpected treat—coffee jam! The magically hard chocolate coating comes courtesy of a unique blend of melted coconut oil and ghee.
Apple Tarte Tatin
This French favorite is an upside-down dessert of caramelized apples and a flaky crust. Our version of the classic involves a filling of Fuji apples, ghee, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, over a crunchy granola crust.