Full Moon Ghee is the best ghee brand out there and we’ll tell you why
Although ghee has been used for thousands of years in India and central Asia, it is a relatively new food here in the West. In recent years, ghee’s popularity in the food scene has exploded past the point of niche and exotic to take a place on common grocery store shelves. Now when you visit the oil aisle of your local supermarket, you’re confronted with several different brands of ghee — how do you know which is the best ghee brand and why is it Full Moon Ghee?
Let’s start with the basics — What is ghee and how is it made?
Ghee is clarified butter. All types of ghee started out as butter. The butter was heated to the point that milk solids began to separate; the whey and casein (milk sugars and proteins) were then removed resulting in golden clarified butter, or simply ghee. Although the process is the same for all ghee, the quality of the butter and the production practices will impact the final product. Here are some tips to help you weigh through all the ghee options.
What makes ghee quality
It’s much cheaper to feed cows grain and soy than it is to let them pasture and graze on grass. However, cows’ bodies were built for grass eating and that’s apparent in the health of the cow and of course the products they give us. When cows are fed their natural diet, they produce milk (and ultimately butter) that contains higher concentrations of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
It’s no secret that our food system, which is reliant on a fragile network that moves ingredients around the globe, is not very sustainable, on really any level. So when you choose to buy local, you choose to support a food system that is less reliant on fossil fuels and trade deals, and more supportive of local communities and economies.
Local products mean you get to have a relationship with the producers. As a customer, you can contact your farmers, meet them at a local market, and build relationships so you can ensure your food is of the highest quality. Which is why the best ghee brand is made from local butter.
Here at Full Moon Ghee, we take it a step further by infusing our locally sourced and produced ghee with other local ingredients to make some fun and delicious flavored ghees. Like our Rosemary Garlic Ghee — made with organic rosemary and garlic from our local farms; our Maple Ghee — made with local maple cream (a New England treat!); and our Turmeric Spiced Ghee — made with locally sourced organic turmeric, ginger and ashwagandha.
Small batch, artisanal.
Ghee is an ancient food that requires care and craft to be made properly. As with any product, it’s good to know if ghee was mass-produced in a factory or if the ghee was produced in small batches with intention. Always look for hand-made, artisanal ghee.
Why Full Moon Ghee is the best ghee brand
Not only is Full Moon Ghee made from grass-fed local butter with intention in small batches, but it is also the creation of herbalist, Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, who blends herbal magic with ghee to create a ghee that is truly unique. Enhance the flavor of what you’re preparing and enhance your well-being too with Full Moon Ghee!