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Pure Indian Foods Ghee Review and Giveaway ($75 Gift Certificate)

This giveaway has now closed. The winner was Lisa, entry #728. Lisa, you will be receiving an email from me and Pure Indian Foods shortly, announcing your win!

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I am SO excited about this giveaway!

Have you tried ghee before? I love ghee. The rich, nutty flavor tastes great in and on just about everything. Sometimes, I even eat it plain, right out of the jar!

Last month, I had the opportunity to try several varieties of Pure Indian Foods’ grass-fed ghee. And I was certainly not disappointed. This is the best ghee that I have ever had! This is truly liquid gold!

Pure Indian Foods has been making their high-quality ghee since 1889, when the current owner’s great-great-grandfather, Lala Khoobram Agarwal, launched a pure ghee business in northern India. After 5 generations and over 120 years, they are still producing ghee, learning, and growing! Talk about a family business!

DISCLOSURE: I was provided samples of these products at no charge. I was under no obligation to post a review or giveaway, nor did I receive any monetary compensation for this post. All views and opinions expressed are my own. Read our full terms and conditions here.

What is Ghee?

Ghee is a golden colored, very stable butter oil, made from melting and simmering unsalted butter until all of the water has evaporated and the milk solids have settled at the bottom. Ghee has a high smoke point, so it’s great to use for frying and sautéing. You can also store it without refrigeration, though I do keep mine in the fridge. Many people who cannot tolerate dairy find that they can tolerate ghee just fine, because it is casein- and lactose-free. I am dairy-free and have had no problems continuing to eat ghee. I do miss my butter though! Read this great article on dairy intolerance from their site. They also have a great FAQ section on Ghee vs. Butter.

Ghee is also known as Indian Clarified Butter, Seafood Butter, Drawn Butter, among other names. From the Pure Indian Foods website:

Ghee has a very long and rich history. It has been used in Indian cooking for thousands of years. According to an article published in the journal Nature, traces of ghee and cheese were found in pottery from 6,500 BC. The following quote from the ancient text “Charvak Darshan” by an Indian philosopher Charvak (3000 BCE) shows the importance of ghee:

In Sanskrit (click here to see this text in Sanskrit):
Yaavat Jeevet, Sukham Jeevet
Rinam Kritva, Ghritam Pibet

which means:
As long as you live, live happily
Beg, borrow or steal, but relish ghee

Pure Indian Foods ghee comes from the milk of organic, pastured, 100% grass-fed cows. This ensures that they have much higher levels of nutrients in their milk than grain-fed cows. Grass-fed dairy has higher levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). Pure Indian Foods’ lab tests show that their ghee has more CLA than plain butter. CLA is an essential fatty acid and antioxidant. It is gaining a lot of attention for potential health benefits.

Pure Indian Foods’ ghee is made from non-homogenized milk in small batches to ensure freshness. The ghee is made in stainless steel equipment and they follow safe, organic methods. They package their product in glass jars, instead of plastic, so you don’t have to worry about toxins leeching into your ghee.

What I Tried

Did I already mention that I love, love, love their ghee? I was SO excited when the box arrived in the mail. I could hardly wait to taste it. I received one jar of their regular organic, grass-fed ghee, as well as a jar of their organic cultured ghee, and a sampler pack of their spiced ghees.

Their plain, grass-fed ghee is rich, nutty, and wonderful. This ghee is made from the milk of pastured cows, fed on fresh green grass in spring and fall. There are no GMOs, no added salt, no preservatives, no trans fats, no colors or dyes, no MSG, no flavor enhancers. There is only one ingredient: organic, grass-fed milk. I use ghee for frying up my eggs in the morning. I also like to use it on muffins or quickbreads, since I can’t use butter anymore. It adds such a delicious kick of flavor to whatever you put it on! Look at the vibrant yellow color!

Pure Indian Foods Grass-Fed Ghee

Pure Indian Foods Grass-Fed Ghee

 

Their cultured ghee is the world’s first grass-fed and certified organic cultured ghee. It is made from cultured cream that is cultured before it has been churned into butter. The cultured butter is then clarified into ghee. While this isn’t a source of live cultures, it’s a source of great flavor. This ghee has a slightly tangy flavor from the culturing process. I also used this on top of my veggies and meats, as well as to fry up eggs in the morning.

Pure Indian Foods Grass-Fed Cultured Ghee

Pure Indian Foods Grass-Fed Cultured Ghee

 

Their sampler pack included one jar each of the following: Digestive Ghee, Garlic Ghee, Herbes de Provence Ghee, Indian Dessert Ghee, Italian Ghee, and Niter Kebbeh. They all had that rich nutty taste, but each has a different blend of spices added to the ghee to give you an extra pop of flavor. I really enjoyed adding some of these to the top of various grilled and seared meats, as well as whatever veggies we were eating that night. From the Pure Indian Foods website:

Our Spiced Ghee products are prepared by adding a combination of beneficial herbs and spices in to ghee while the ghee is being made, using ancient Ayurvedic methods. This allows the lipid and water soluble active ingredients of these herbs & spices to bind with the ghee molecules. When you eat such a ghee, you get the maximum benefits of the added spices and herbs.

The flavors that I tried were:

  • Digestive Ghee: Contains Organic Cardamom, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger. Adds a slight Indian spice to whatever you put it on. The flavors are subtle and not overpowering. I liked to eat this one plain, but it also tastes great topped on muffins, pancakes, or hot cereal. Their site recommends it on sweet potatoes, which I have not tried yet, but I bet it is awesome!
  • Garlic Ghee: One of my faves! Contains Organic Garlic. I loved topping my grilled salmon with a big spoonful of this ghee. It adds a great garlicky flavor to whatever you put it on. Also tastes great on veggies.
  • Herbes de Provence Ghee: Contains Organic Savory, Organic Thyme, Organic Rosemary, Organic Basil, Organic Tarragon, Organic Lavender Flowers. This one also tastes great melted over grilled salmon or grilled chicken and veggies.
  • Indian Dessert Ghee: Contains Organic Fennel, Organic Cardamom, Organic Saffron. Another one that I like to just eat plain. Tastes really good on a slice of toast or melted on a tortilla  I also want to try sauteing some bananas in it, like they suggest on their site.
  • Italian Ghee: Contains Organic Oregano, Organic Rosemary, Organic Thyme. I put this on, what else, spaghetti. Since I’m not eating grains, my spaghetti consists of zucchini, but it was amazingly delicious melted into the tomato and meat sauce. Major YUM! Also tastes great melted over your omelette in the mornings.
  • Niter Kebbeh: Contains Organic Cardamom, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Coriander, Organic Cumin, Organic Turmeric & Organic Nutmeg. These are all curry flavors and the ghee does have that reminiscent flavor. Tastes great melted into my chicken and vegetable curry. Would also taste good stirred into some chicken and vegetable soup, which is next on my list.
Pure Indian Foods Grass-Fed Spiced Ghees

Pure Indian Foods Grass-Fed Spiced Ghees

 

I could not be more pleased with this company and their products. They have a lifetime customer now and I plan on ordering their products from here on out. The quality of the ghee is apparent, not only in the taste, but in the richness of the color. Their ghee is a much deeper yellow than the brand I was previously buying  which indicates much higher quality milk and, in the end, more nutritional goodness!

Want Some For Yourself?

Now for the fun stuff!! The awesome folks over at Pure Indian Foods are generously giving away one $75 gift certificate to their website. That way, you can pick out what delicious goodies you want to try! NOTE: Gift certificate will expire 30 days from the date that it is awarded to the winner (so don’t forget to place your order!).
To enter, just use the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run from 12:01am on Wednesday, October 3rd, through 12:01am on Thursday, October 11th.

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