Friday Food Find: Better Butter

Image is property of Ancient Organics www.ancientorganics.com

Image is property of Ancient Organics
http://www.ancientorganics.com

I would like to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite fats in the world: ghee. Actually, it IS my favorite now that I think about it. But not just any ghee. My personal favorite is Ancient Organics Ghee. I happen to cook my fair share of Indian food and many recipes call for using ghee, so I have tried a few brands over the years, but Ancient Organics has perfected the making of this liquid gold. From the moment you open the jar, as the intoxicating caramel scent waifs towards you, you know this is the good stuff. It is rich, almost decadent. More…

Today marks the first Friday Food Find on Quookie. I hope to share foods, gadgets, etc that I am currently excited about. At the moment, you do not have to worry about whether I am being paid to push this product or that gadget, but if in the future, if I am asked to review any, I will be sure to let you know of any conflict of interest.

And with that said, I would like to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite fats in the world: ghee. Actually, it IS my favorite now that I think about it. But not just any ghee. My personal favorite is Ancient Organics Ghee. I happen to cook my fair share of Indian food and many recipes call for using ghee, so I have tried a few brands over the years, but Ancient Organics has perfected the making of this liquid gold. From the moment you open the jar as the intoxicating caramel scent waifs towards you, you know this is the good stuff. It is rich, almost decadent.

Image is property of Ancient Organics www.ancientorganics.com

Image is property of Ancient Organics
http://www.ancientorganics.com

But what is ghee? Ghee is cooking oil that is prized for its flavor and health benefits—both nutritionally and medicinally.

  • Ghee is the essence of butter after removing all the moisture, milk solids, and impurities.
  • The lack of milk solids may make ghee an option for those with dairy issues
  • The absence of milk solids and water also make it shelf stable
  • Ghee has one of the highest flash points (485ºF) which makes it great for high-temp cooking
  • Ghee contains Omega 3 & Omega 9 essential fatty acids along with vitamins A, D, E and K.
  • Many believe ghee influences longevity, digestive health, overall energy, and more

And then there is Ancient Organics version. Ancient Organics Ghee is in a class by itself. According to their website,

“We take great care and consideration in the ingredient selection and preparation method. Our uncompromising commitment to quality combined with obsessive attention to detail allows for a unique hand-crafted ghee. Many of the strict protocols for authenticity are integrated into our cooking process.”

After tasting, I believe every word of it. The ghee is cooked in small batches over an open flame. The quality butter that is used in the making of the ghee is also important to the final taste and quality. And if that were not enough, Ancient Organics only produces their artisan ghee during the full or waxing moon in their quiet, mantra-infused kitchen. They believe that the influence of the bright and waxing moon amplifies the elemental healing qualities and taste of ghee. While I do not know the theory behind this thought process, I can tell you that this ghee tastes like no other.

Image is property of Ancient Organics www.ancientorganics.com

Image is property of Ancient Organics
http://www.ancientorganics.com

If you are interested in finding out more about how Ancient Organics makes their ghee, click here.

If you would like to purchase a jar, or two, or three, you can purchase from Amazon or directly from the manufacturer. And remember, I get nothing more than the satisfaction of knowing that you will be enjoying this premium ghee–whether it be on a slice of toast, melted over your veggies, or in a a simply lovely soup such as this Potato Leek Soup that is elevated by the use of ghee and white wine.

Image is property of Ancient Organics www.ancientorganics.com

Image is property of Ancient Organics
http://www.ancientorganics.com

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