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Ghee vs. Kerrygold pastured butter? What's healthier?

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Created June 09, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Does ghee from "organic sweet cream butter from pastured cows on a small, certified organic family farm" offer the same awesome health benefits as Kerrygold pastured butter?

The brand is: www.PurityFarms.com

I guess my question is: is the kerrygold goodness contained in the fat or in the stuff that gets skimmed off in the process of making ghee?

Thanks,

Mike

PS: the reason I'm trying ghee instead of the Kerrygold is I'm starting a 30 day low-histamine diet, and since there's no protein in ghee, I'm guessing it might be lower in histamines (just a theoretical guess, I actually have no idea).

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8757 · June 09, 2012 at 3:14 PM

to answer your question more directly, yes it probably will affect the final ghee product but not sure how (taste, quantity-quality might be subjective to your taste)...so test it out!

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8757 · June 09, 2012 at 3:11 PM

just my opinion, but if they are relatively 'good' products to begin with, your ghee will reflect that. Try making ghee from both products and compare them (the stuff you skim/filter off is burnt up waste basically that you toss). I bought a different butter brand and made ghee and I didnt care for it as much, but it was 100% organic butter, just a different brand. I'm curious to see if it yeilds different amounts of ghee (meaning does one have more proteins than the other, leaving you with less fat/ghee)...sounds like a fun experiement!

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3280 · June 09, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I guess my question is: is the kerrygold goodness contained in the fat or in the stuff that gets skimmed off in the process of making ghee? (I'll edit my question).

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8757 · June 09, 2012 at 1:53 PM

My guess is if you are making ghee from the organic sweet cream butter, you'll be removing all the milk solids from the butter anyways and be left with the fat/ghee.

So, if I understood your question right, by making it into ghee it should be pretty much the same/both come from pasturized cows to make their butter (but there are sometimes differences between one brand to another I've found, color of the ghee can be different, smell....I think it then becomes personal choice if all other things are similar).

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8757 · June 09, 2012 at 3:11 PM

just my opinion, but if they are relatively 'good' products to begin with, your ghee will reflect that. Try making ghee from both products and compare them (the stuff you skim/filter off is burnt up waste basically that you toss). I bought a different butter brand and made ghee and I didnt care for it as much, but it was 100% organic butter, just a different brand. I'm curious to see if it yeilds different amounts of ghee (meaning does one have more proteins than the other, leaving you with less fat/ghee)...sounds like a fun experiement!

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8757 · June 09, 2012 at 3:14 PM

to answer your question more directly, yes it probably will affect the final ghee product but not sure how (taste, quantity-quality might be subjective to your taste)...so test it out!

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3280 · June 09, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I guess my question is: is the kerrygold goodness contained in the fat or in the stuff that gets skimmed off in the process of making ghee? (I'll edit my question).

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12540 · June 09, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Purity Farms is organically raised, and 100% grass fed, so it will have similar ratios of O3:O6. The major benefit if the ghee is time -- the Purity Farms ghee will save you the time it takes to make your own ghee from grass-fed butter.

I can vouch for Purity Farms and for Radiant Life (which you can find here)

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5135 · June 09, 2012 at 2:05 PM

You can make your own ghee out of Kerrygold if you're concerned about it.

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604 · June 09, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Purity Farms has a good reputation. I prefer to make my own from Kerrygold because I can and it's cheaper.

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2688 · June 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

FWIW Pure Indian ghee is also very good. Great flavor.

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