Buying Ghee In Usa?

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  1. sneha1985

    sneha1985 Gold IL'ite

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    Hello,

    Growing up in India, I was showering in ghee.. not literally, but we lived close to a cowshed/stable, used to get fresh milk everyday which produced a huge amount of cream. We hardly brought butter/ghee from outside back then and we had more ghee than oil at our home.

    I know people shy away from ghee these days because of diets and weight control, but I noticed I was more healthy when I ate that pure ghee than the oil. I feel ghee here is very expensive, so I use very little and try to use oil otherwise. I tried making it from butter a few times, but my last batch went bad.

    If you are using ghee too, where do you it from or do you make it? I always see 1ltr of bottles at Indian store. Was trying to find a big bottle, but never saw it.
     
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    I have started making ghee at home.I get the butter from bjs / Costco. Kerrygold is supposed to be good
     
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    I buy ghee from Trader Joe’s as I don’t use much, but the ones in the Indian store are fine. Some Costco locations also sell ghee.
     
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    We buy Bhagubari special gawa Ghee (a large bottle) every month from Indian grocery store. Despite the heat of Florida, it is always frozen and hence I am not sure how healthy it is to take it. I don't take it but my MIL can't eat without ghee.
     
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    I make fresh homemade ghee with organic butter unsalted. Kerry gold,nature promise I buy.
     
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    Since you are by yourself, I recommend making ghee with one or two sticks of butter and freezing the rest of the butter. Ghee is easy to make fresh and even though it has keeping quality if you don’t let all of the water evaporate, it can go rancid.
    The frozen butter sticks can be later used to make ghee. Just add it to a pan and heat as usual. The sell by date on the box is also the freeze by date. Once you freeze it, butter won’t get rancid. I always put butter in the freezer and only have one stick sitting in the fridge for regular use.
     
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    Thyagarajan Finest Post Winner

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    Renowned nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has been advocating healthy, traditional eating for always. She believes in the perfect blend of grandma’s advice and science even in this age of diets and abstinence.


    Her opinions and advice on some of the most frequently asked questions vis-à-vis food and health are valued by indian celebrities that includes billionaires like Ambanis.

    Cow ghee from brands Krishna & Amul are good all over india.
     
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    Yes I probably had some water content left in it. It tasted more like butter than ghee and that should have given me an idea that something could be wrong. I have a hard time understanding when to stop the gas while making ghee. I will probably make it at home too since those bottles are more expensive especially during festivals. I make sweets at home during Diwali which takes lots of ghee.
     
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    Yes, I have read her book and do agree with what's she has listed in it. I don't follow her diet but agree on eating wholesome and local foods. My ancestors have eaten lots of milk products such as ghee, dahi, milk and whole foods, lived longer and disease free. They definitely didn't have sedentary lifestyle and had to move around, but with regular exercise and eating these items in limit shouldn't hurt us unless someone is lactose intolerant from the start.
     
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    A friend's German husband (they are both German), makes ghee at home in Berlin! I can ask them how he does it. provided one has the time.
     
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