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Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee 480g

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Ghee (clarified butter) illustrationThe Benefits of Ghee


Traditional ghee is clarified butter, butter from which water and milk solids have been removed by gentle heating. Ayurveda considers ghee to be one of the most health promoting of all foods.

Balance


Ghee is said to balance all three doshas, the fundamental principles of Nature.

Strength


It is said to strengthen the body, the eyes and the mental functions, improve memory and promote longevity. If taken with meals ghee strengthens the digestive fire.

Food


Ghee is used in many Maharishi Ayurveda food supplements in which it serves as a vehicle to carry the fat-soluble herbal ingredients into the cells. When other fats are not being used one teaspoon of ghee per meal is considered about right; 2 tablespoons would be the maximum.

The fatty acid story


Fats fall into two categories - saturated and unsaturated.

Saturated fatty acids are of two kinds: long and short chain: Short-chain fatty acids are easily assimilated, absorbed, and then metabolised so that they release energy. Long-chain fatty acids are not completely metabolised and are associated with cancer and blood clots (thrombosis). Most animal fat consists of long-chain fatty acids.

Unsaturated fatty acids can be either monounsaturated, polyunsaturated or trans fatty acids: Monounsaturated fats are considered to be very healthy and are associated with prevention of heart disease and cancer. Their chemical bonds are single and resistant to oxidation. Olive, mustard and rapeseed oils contain predominantly monounsaturated fatty acids. Polyunsaturated fats were once considered healthy but are now known to have negative factors. They have chemical double bonds, which are liable to become oxidised producing free radicals. Most vegetable oils contain predominantly polyunsaturated fatty acids. Sesame oil is an exception in that it contains powerful anti-oxidants. Trans fatty acids: most commercially sold margarine and other hydrogenated fats are especially unhealthy as they typically contain 30-40% trans fatty acids, which have been shown to increase low-density lipoprotein as much as saturated fats do.

With this information the claims for the value of ghee can be better understood Most of the saturated fats in ghee are short-chained and only 11% are long-chained. Up to 27% of its total fatty acid is monounsaturated and only 4-5 % polyunsaturated fatty acids. Finally we require both saturated and unsaturated fats in the right ratio and ghee comes closest to having this ideal ratio (60-66% saturated fats, mostly short-chain and 27% monounsaturated fats). Also ghee contains a considerable number of antioxidants and 2-3% conjugated linoleic acid, which has anti-carcinogenic properties.

And cholesterol?


Does ghee raise cholesterol levels in the body? One loosely constructed scientific study suggested it does but this study drew scientific criticism. A tighter study showed the opposite. Clinical experience is that if it is used in moderation as appropriate to ones body type it does not raise cholesterol levels (see paragraph 1 above).

Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee


Original Ayurvedic Bio GheeOriginal Ayurveda Bio Ghee is a certification more stringent than Bio/Organic in that Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee certification requires that 100% of the cows’ food be certified organic while Organic certification allows up to 10% of the food that s given to the cows to be not certified organic. Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee is made strictly according to Ayurvedic guidelines.

The butter comes from the Allgau, the traditional diary region of Germany. The butter is not homogenised and the ghee produced from it therefore has a natural crystalline, grainy structure that is easier to digest. No industrial procedures – centrifuges, vacuums and adding gases – that allow ghee to be made quickly and cheaply, are used. The production is not done under EC Butterfat subsidy that requires adding a foreign tracer substance (stigmasterine) to mark the butter.

Commercial Ghee


In the EU it is legal to use the term ghee as a synonym for butter oil - that is cream or butter from which moisture and non-fat solids (proteins and lactose) have been removed.  BUT in the commercial ghee generally available tracers are added and the moisture and non-fat solids are removed by centrifuge and not by gentle heating. (Some, perhaps purist, ghee experts say one should not even stir the ghee when it is being made let alone centrifuge it violently).

The Flavour


The milk from which the Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee comes is collected from a region of many small farms (around the Wodensee). It has a characteristic flavour and it is said that the smaller the farm the greater the flavour. The more metal piping the milk passes through the less the flavour. Big farms seem to have diaries with a lot of piping. The country people are used to the flavour of milk from small farms and take it as an indication of 'the real thing'.


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Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee 480g

Unit: 480g
SKU: 400032

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Maharishi AyurVedaOriginal Ayurveda Bio Ghee


Ghee is highly praised in Ayurveda and considered one of the greatest of foods.

Ghee, the gold of the Ayurvedic kitchen, has been used for thousands of years in the preparation of food. As Ayurvedic experts we make our ghee with love and care, according to an ancient recipe. Our ghee is without additives, free from milk proteins, lactose and GMOs.

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The ayurvedic kitchen uses ghee instead of butter, oil or fat. For stewing, braising, frying and baking; roasting of spices; on bread or toast alone or with spices and added to cooked food to enhance the taste.


This product is not covered by our standard P&P charges when shipping outside the EU. Please contact us for a shipping quote if you wish to include this product with your order, if ordering from the outside EU.

Contents

480g Glass Jar.

Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee 480g

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400032

Ingredients:


  • Pure organic butter oil in Ayurvedic quality 99.9% milk fat.

Store at room temperature after opening. Protect from direct sunlight.

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Milk fat.

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Quantity 480g
Ean code 4260042260060
Benefits

Ghee (clarified butter) illustrationThe Benefits of Ghee


Traditional ghee is clarified butter, butter from which water and milk solids have been removed by gentle heating. Ayurveda considers ghee to be one of the most health promoting of all foods.

Balance


Ghee is said to balance all three doshas, the fundamental principles of Nature.

Strength


It is said to strengthen the body, the eyes and the mental functions, improve memory and promote longevity. If taken with meals ghee strengthens the digestive fire.

Food


Ghee is used in many Maharishi Ayurveda food supplements in which it serves as a vehicle to carry the fat-soluble herbal ingredients into the cells. When other fats are not being used one teaspoon of ghee per meal is considered about right; 2 tablespoons would be the maximum.

The fatty acid story


Fats fall into two categories - saturated and unsaturated.

Saturated fatty acids are of two kinds: long and short chain: Short-chain fatty acids are easily assimilated, absorbed, and then metabolised so that they release energy. Long-chain fatty acids are not completely metabolised and are associated with cancer and blood clots (thrombosis). Most animal fat consists of long-chain fatty acids.

Unsaturated fatty acids can be either monounsaturated, polyunsaturated or trans fatty acids: Monounsaturated fats are considered to be very healthy and are associated with prevention of heart disease and cancer. Their chemical bonds are single and resistant to oxidation. Olive, mustard and rapeseed oils contain predominantly monounsaturated fatty acids. Polyunsaturated fats were once considered healthy but are now known to have negative factors. They have chemical double bonds, which are liable to become oxidised producing free radicals. Most vegetable oils contain predominantly polyunsaturated fatty acids. Sesame oil is an exception in that it contains powerful anti-oxidants. Trans fatty acids: most commercially sold margarine and other hydrogenated fats are especially unhealthy as they typically contain 30-40% trans fatty acids, which have been shown to increase low-density lipoprotein as much as saturated fats do.

With this information the claims for the value of ghee can be better understood Most of the saturated fats in ghee are short-chained and only 11% are long-chained. Up to 27% of its total fatty acid is monounsaturated and only 4-5 % polyunsaturated fatty acids. Finally we require both saturated and unsaturated fats in the right ratio and ghee comes closest to having this ideal ratio (60-66% saturated fats, mostly short-chain and 27% monounsaturated fats). Also ghee contains a considerable number of antioxidants and 2-3% conjugated linoleic acid, which has anti-carcinogenic properties.

And cholesterol?


Does ghee raise cholesterol levels in the body? One loosely constructed scientific study suggested it does but this study drew scientific criticism. A tighter study showed the opposite. Clinical experience is that if it is used in moderation as appropriate to ones body type it does not raise cholesterol levels (see paragraph 1 above).

Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee


Original Ayurvedic Bio GheeOriginal Ayurveda Bio Ghee is a certification more stringent than Bio/Organic in that Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee certification requires that 100% of the cows’ food be certified organic while Organic certification allows up to 10% of the food that s given to the cows to be not certified organic. Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee is made strictly according to Ayurvedic guidelines.

The butter comes from the Allgau, the traditional diary region of Germany. The butter is not homogenised and the ghee produced from it therefore has a natural crystalline, grainy structure that is easier to digest. No industrial procedures – centrifuges, vacuums and adding gases – that allow ghee to be made quickly and cheaply, are used. The production is not done under EC Butterfat subsidy that requires adding a foreign tracer substance (stigmasterine) to mark the butter.

Commercial Ghee


In the EU it is legal to use the term ghee as a synonym for butter oil - that is cream or butter from which moisture and non-fat solids (proteins and lactose) have been removed.  BUT in the commercial ghee generally available tracers are added and the moisture and non-fat solids are removed by centrifuge and not by gentle heating. (Some, perhaps purist, ghee experts say one should not even stir the ghee when it is being made let alone centrifuge it violently).

The Flavour


The milk from which the Original Ayurveda Bio Ghee comes is collected from a region of many small farms (around the Wodensee). It has a characteristic flavour and it is said that the smaller the farm the greater the flavour. The more metal piping the milk passes through the less the flavour. Big farms seem to have diaries with a lot of piping. The country people are used to the flavour of milk from small farms and take it as an indication of 'the real thing'.

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