New in the Market: Pure Indian Grass-Fed Organic Ghee

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on January 8, 2019 · 1 comment

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Pure Indian Foods, available in the US in 2008, is based on a ghee business started by the owners great-great-grandfather in northern India in the late 1880s. Ghee is made by melting butter at a low temperature so that the fat and solids separate. The water evaporates off, the milk solids are filtered out and what remains is golden colored, pure butterfat – ghee. Ghee has a high smoking point and a low moisture content. It is excellent for high heat cooking and can be stored without refrigeration. It is a soft, solid fat based in butter and about 50% saturated fat.

Pure Indian Foods makes a wide variety of different types of ghee. For those unfamiliar with ghee, the company offers two different sampler packs, each with six (1.1-ounce) jars of different types. It would be a great gift for a foodie.

Pure Indian Classics include:

100% Organic Grass-fed Ghee 

Grass-fed & Organic Cultured Ghee is made from yogurt and better tolerated by those with lactose intolerant.

Primalfat Coconut Ghee is a 50/50 blend of ghee and organic virgin coconut oil which increases the smoking point for very high heat cooking.

Coffee Ghee a blend of ghee and MCT oil used to make butter coffee.

Turmeric Superghee is cultured ghee infused with turmeric, ginger and black pepper. It gives a golden glow to sauces.

Pure Indian Herbal and Spiced include:

Digestive Ghee has cardamom, cinnamon and ginger and is suggested for use in sweeter dishes.

Garlic Chee makes a great base for frying or can be used to top pasta or spread on warm Italian bread.

Herbs de Provence Ghee can be used in any recipes or preparation where you are looking for a subtle herbal addition.

Indian Dessert Ghee with cardamom, saffron and fennel can be used in sweeter dishes, baked recipes, or spread on toast.

Italian Ghee with oregano, rosemary and thyme adds a fresh Mediterranean flavor to dishes.

Niter Kibbeh Ghee gives a subtle curry flavor to foods.

Primaloil is not ghee but a spicy blend of extra virgin olive oil, black cumin seed oil and sacha inchi oil. It is high in monounsaturated and omega-3 heart healthy fats. It is recommended for dishes that do not require heating – salad dressings, dips, pesto or as a drizzle.

All ghee varieties are made from non-homogenized milk from grass-fed cows and are certified USDA Organic.

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