Made from churned, pastured butter, OMghee is handmade in the USA in small batches to ensure each drop of liquid gold is of the highest quality. The OMghee operation is non-GMO and certified kosher, and always uses 100 percent organic butter from grass-fed, pastured cows.
Ghee, also known as clarified butter, is pure butterfat from which the milk solids and water have been removed via heat and evaporation. Clarified butter plays an important role in Indian cooking and has a rich history in Ayurvedic practice, and it is its place in these traditional cultures that makes ghee an excellent addition to the Paleo diet.
Like coconut oil or pastured animal fats, ghee is a saturated fat that is solid at room temperature and holds up well to every kind of cooking. Ghee is a great source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, E and K.
Ghee is still technically considered a dairy product even though the milk components—lactose and casein—of the butter have been removed. OMghee advertises that their products are fine for many people suffering from dairy intolerances, but they offer a cultured ghee product that takes the dairy-free promise one step further. Cultured OMghee is made with fermented butter and has a slightly different taste than the original version—think hard cheese or even a yogurt flavor. The extra fermentation removes any lingering milk solids that may remain from the clarifying process, making this ghee optimal for anyone with a severe dairy intolerance.
With the Original or Cultured OMghee, the end product is creamy and fluffy—a jar of thick, bright yellow butterfat perfect for frying, roasting or blending. When used for sautéing or baking, the OMghee gives off a toasted, browned-butter aroma that adds dimension to whatever dish is in the pan. This ghee is delicious on its own, and melts easily over a roasted sweet potato or in a cup of coffee.
For more information and online ordering, visit the OMghee website at OMghee.com.