Don’t let the options overwhelm you — Follow these tips to help you buy ghee
With so many ghee brands and products on the shelves these days, when you want to buy ghee, it’s hard to know what to look for. But buying ghee shouldn’t contribute to the haze of decision fatigue that so many of us are plagued with. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to follow when you are trying to sift through the dozens of ghee options.
Four questions to ask when you want to buy ghee
It’s great to have options! Capitalism tells us that the more options we have, the better our lives will be. But sometimes too many options can make us stagnate. It’s hard to tell what’s what. Sure we can spend time reading through reviews, price comparing, and analyzing production practices. Not a bad idea when you want to make a major purchase, but who wants to go through all that when they just want to buy ghee?
So in the interest of trying to make your life a bit simpler, here are four things to look for when buying ghee.
Is your ghee made from grass-fed butter?
All butter isn’t created equal. And unfortunately, most of the butter out there is made from cows that are fed mostly grain and soy, especially butter that is used to make other products, like ghee. The problem is that cows don’t naturally eat grains — they eat grass!
When cows eat their natural foods, they produce milk that contains a higher concentration of butterfat and so ultimately higher concentrations of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a heart-healthy fatty acid, and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
How is it made?
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. Ghee is an ancient food that requires care and craft to be made properly. Always look for hand-made, artisanal ghee.
Is the ghee made with respect to Ayurvedic tradition?
Ghee is a superfood in India and has been revered as a sacred cooking oil for five millennia. Ghee is an Ayurvedic food and should be respected as such. When looking to buy ghee, look for a product that honors Ayurvedic tradition that is infused with intentions of tranquility, vitality, and wellbeing.
Is it made on the full moon?
Ghee is traditionally made on the waxing or full moon because according to ancient Vedic texts in India, this is an expansive time during the lunar cycle when the essences of plants and animals are drawn upward. Remaining connected to ancient traditions while honoring the cycles of the moon is important to creating a ghee that respects the cycles of nature and ancient traditions.
Buy the ghee that checks all the boxes
Incredibly when you go through this list, Full Moon Ghee checks all the boxes. Imagine that! Not only is Full Moon Ghee made from grass-fed butter, made with intention in small batches on the full moon, it is also the creation of a practicing herbalist who blends herbal alchemy into food as medicine. And Full Moon Ghee comes in a variety of delicious and health-boosting flavors! Check out our shop to learn more about our Original Ghee, Chocolate Ghee, Maple Ghee, Rosemary Garlic Ghee, and Turmeric Spiced Ghee.