What Are The Benefits Of Pure Cow Ghee? Should you include it in your diet?

Although ghee has been a part of Indian kitchens for several centuries, recently there has been a lot of conversation about it.

Is ghee good for you?

Should you have it in your daily diet?

Is there any specific type of ghee that you should use?

In between all these conversations, chances are that you would have heard the terms A1 and A2 ghee.

So, what is A2 ghee?

In the simplest of terms, A2 ghee is a type of clarified butter that comes from the milk of cows that naturally have A2 beta casein protein. There are certain breeds, which are known to have this kind of milk and that includes Gir, Hallikar, Sahiwal and Red Sindhi.

It is believed that A2 cow ghee nutrition levels are higher than regular ghee:

  • Can have a positive impact on your digestion and immune system
  • Said to be a good source of healthy fats
  • Could improve energy levels and aid in weight loss as wel

A2 ghee is also said to have a much higher heat point, which is why it becomes a perfect choice for Indian style of cooking!

Let’s take a look at the health benefits of pure cow ghee

Without a doubt, ghee has been a much favoured ingredient in Indian kitchens for several centuries, not only because of its taste and how versatile it is, but also because of the health benefits that it can offer:

  • Grandmothers and mothers would smother chapatis and dosas with ghee, because they were aware of the energy that it can offer. When taken in moderation, pure cow ghee benefits are truly massive and this can be your spoonful of energy for the day!
  • Another reason why our mommies loved ghee so much is because it is supposed to improve the immune system of the body. It is believed that regular and moderated consumption of ghee, in particular pure desi cow ghee, can strengthen the body from within.
  • Desi ghee is known to balance all 3 chains of fatty acids and is also said to be a good source of omega 3 and omega 9 fatty acids, which takes care of your regular quota of healthy fats.
  • A2 ghee has Conjugated Linoleic Acid as well as fat soluble vitamins, which are A, D, E and K, and these are what can help give you better health. From giving you a better body composition to possibly improved heart health and weight management, there is much that good quality ghee could do for you.
  • It is also believed that pure cow ghee can improve digestion, especially when taken in small quantities – the presence of butyric acid, could foster better gut health!
  • In case you are lactose or casein intolerant, then our cow ghee could be a possible option for you. Because this ghee generally does not have any of those components, which could cause dairy related health problems, it could be a safe bet!
  • If you have noticed the skin and hair of your elders, it might be better than yours and that is because they lived and ate better! Consumption of ghee could help improve skin and hair health from within.

Do the A2 desi cow ghee benefits have anything to do with the making process?

Unlike mass-manufactured ghee, A2 ghee is made with a lot more intent!

The milk is heated on a very gentle flame and when the cream is formed on the top, it is carefully skimmed off. This cream is then turned into butter and then the butter is again cooked on a low flame, till the time the water evaporates and only the delicious solids are left behind. Once the browned solids are strained out, you are left with the most delicious and aromatic ghee.

Then there is the Bilona method, in which rather than the cream, the ghee is made from buttermilk. So, the milk is converted into curd, the curd into buttermilk and the buttermilk is churned to separate the butter.

The slow cooking ensures that all the natural nutrients are kept locked in and that not only gives the ghee the nutty flavour and aroma, but also the health benefits.

However, even good things are better in moderation – so no matter how much you like the taste of ghee, it is best that you take it in moderation.

So, which A2 cow ghee is best for your family?

Obviously, the Gramiyaa Hallikar A2 ghee is the best for you and your family!

Made with the pure milk of Hallikar cows, this ghee is as pure as it gets – the cows graze freely on natural pasture and fodder and there is no artificial insemination involved. The cows are milked only after the calves have had their full, ensuring a mindful process. Because the cows are happy and content, the milk becomes a lot more nutritious and because we have no adulterations, the ghee is delicious and high in nutrient content.

Here are just some reasons why you might want to consider our ghee for your kitchen:

Regular ghee

Gramiyaa’s pure ghee

The source of the milk could be questionable – there is no guarantee that the cows producing the milk have not been injected with steroids or growth hormones.

We can assure you that the milk used for our ghee comes from happy cows! They are allowed to graze freely and on natural pastures, which ensures better quality of milk.

Cream is removed from milk and then boiled at high temperatures to produce the ghee, removing several nutrients.

We utilize the Bilona method – milk is made into curd, which is said to increase the nutrient value. The curd is turned into buttermilk and from that buttermilk, the butter is extracted, which is then heated on a low flame to produce ghee.

People who have lactose intolerance might have to stay away from regular ghee, because it could be difficult to digest.

Our ghee could be the better option for those who have a dairy sensitivity or are lactose intolerant.

Such ghee could have been produced on an industrial level and could have adulterants such as colour.

Gramiyaa’s ghee is pure and will have only natural colour and scent.

There could be a presence of preservatives, to increase shelf life.

We do not use any preservatives in our ghee, promising you better health and taste!

At Gramiyaa, we always advocate moderation, and that is why we would suggest that you pick not only our pure A2 cultured cow ghee, but also our cold pressed oils. This way, not only will you have a variety of cooking options in your kitchen, but also the plethora of health benefits that come along with them.


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