Why Ghee?

Ghee offers something for everyone.

When asked why one should use ghee instead of butter (or its substitutes) my mind races with thousands of reasons why.

What first comes to mind are the practical reasons: high heat cooking, culinary inspired flavors, shelf stability, and the back to basics approach of eating. Then there are ALL the health reasons!

Fourth & Heart grass-fed ghee uses the highest quality grass-fed butter sourced from a cooperative of farms in New Zealand. Grass is naturally high in Vitamin A, D, E, K and CLA. When the cow’s milk is rich with these vitamins, it goes directly to the butter and therefore the ghee. Just like how Mom’s nutrition goes to her baby when drinking breast milk!

Let me break it down…

Butter = Milk Solids + Butter Fat + Water

Ghee = Butter – Milk Solids – Water

Water + Milk Solids = 20% of each stick of butter, therefore, ghee is just a higher dose of the good fat found in butter. What’s different about Fourth & Heart ghee? Well, we cook it slowly and use fresh ingredients to create flavor profiles which make cooking much more fun and versatile.

Now, fancy is easy with Fourth & Heart ghee.

Turn your parsnips into White Truffle Parsnips, your oatmeal into Madagascar Vanilla Bean Oatmeal, and your morning Paleo or Sourdough Toast into a comfort food with our Himalayan Salted ghee. Need I say more? Ghee Garlic Sautéed Green Beans, White Truffle Mac & Cheese?!

Honestly, though, there is more! According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts (AY-OOR-VE-DIC) ghee has Pranic powers and heals the body from the inside out. Prana is another word for energy and who wouldn’t want more Prana? Ghee is also rich in Butyric Acid which helps your gut digest foods, so it’s gut friendly for those with gut ailments such as gout, Chron’s and other autoimmune disease that follow the FODMAP diet, which doesn’t allow for processed oils of any kind. Ghee also helps your body assimilate other nutrients when eaten in conjunction with ghee. In Ayurveda, herbs are often mixed with ghee to be more easily absorbed by the body. Ghee liquefied to a syrup with honey and turmeric, salt and pepper is healing for sore throats, upset tummies and can even be applied topically to heal burns.

Honestly, it’s coconut oil with a buttery taste and since it’s dairy free and lactose free all can enjoy it.

Whether you’re simply a foodie enthusiast, home chef, bachelor that’s lost in the kitchen or following a hot new diet (Whole 30, Paleo, Macrobiotic) ghee is for you – GHEE is for everyone.