Where to find ghee in the grocery store

A photo of the dairy aisle at the local grocery store. In this blog we show you where to find ghee in the grocery store.

Looking for ghee in your local grocery store or supermarket can be tricky. There are so many different brands, and it’s not always clear which one is the best. But, where should you look for ghee in the grocery store?

  • International Aisle
  • Dairy Aisle
  • Health and Wellness Aisle

In this shopping guide, we recommend some of the most common places to find ghee in the grocery store. We’ll also give you a few tips on how to choose the right brand for your needs.

International Aisle

The best place to start is in the international aisle. Many supermarkets have a section dedicated to Indian and Asian foods, and this is where you’re likely to find traditional ghee. If your smaller grocery store doesn’t have an international aisle, check the shelves near the spices. Ghee is often shelved with other cooking oils, so that’s another good place to look.

Dairy Aisle

Another option is to check the dairy aisle. Ghee is made from butter, so it’s technically a dairy product.  It is also used by many as a healthy, lactose free butter alternative – hence the buttery aisle.

Health and Wellness Aisle

You may also find ghee in the health and wellness section of your grocery store. This is because ghee is lactose-free and with has extraordinary health benefits and is a favorite for those on keto diets and intermittent fasting programs.

You will usually find OMGhee in the dairy aisle. Because of its shortbread taste profile, many of our customers use it to spread their bread, dollop on their vegetables as well as cook their eggs and mushrooms.

What to look for in choosing your ghee in the grocery store

Now that you know where to find ghee in the grocery store, let’s talk about how to choose the right ghee for you.. The first thing you’ll want to look for is a brand that uses high-quality ingredients. This is important because ghee is made soley of butter. If the butter is of poor quality, the ghee will be poor.

Grass-fed butter

The other thing you should look for is 100% grass-fed butter as the sole ingredient. This means that the cows were fed a diet of only grass, and no other grains or supplements. Grass-fed ghee is higher in vitamins A and K2, is rich and beta carotene, and has higher amounts of CLA.

At OMGhee take our butter choice one step further and use Paris Creek Farms butter for our biodynamic, organic ghee. Biodynamic farms produce the highest nutrient profiles butter (great soil equals great grass for the cows). These farms have also been regenerated and so are fully sustainable (carbon neutral)  Add to this there are no nasties like GMOs, additives, or hormones. This is especially important when using ghee as medicine.  If you are using ghee as medicine, you might want to give the grocery store or supermarket a skip and instead get a recommendation from you health provider.

Country of origin

Lastly, country of origin, buy Australian organic ghee made with high quality organic Australian butter and you’re guaranteed to get the health benefits of a great ghee. Sadly, because of the cost of butter there are many unscrupulous manafacturers in other countries that adulterate the ghee with other oils, animal fats and starchy vegetables. Governments are cracking down this practice and and say another indication is price. Very cheap, mass produced ghee is more likely to be adulterated than not.

We hope you found this overview of where to find ghee in the grocery store or your local supermarket and what to look for when choosing ghee helpful. And don’t forget, you can order ghee online too. Happy cooking!

Can I Substitute Ghee for Butter? The Benefits of Swapping.

Can I substitue ghee for butter

There are a lot of butter alternatives on the market these days. If you’re looking for a butter alternative, you may be wondering if you can substitute Ghee for Butter. The answer is yes and there are many benefits to swapping butter for ghee in your diet. Let’s take a look at how Ghee and butter differ, and some of the benefits of making the switch!

Ghee has no milk solids – this means that there is no lactose, casein, or anything else that can affect those with dairy intolerances. Butter, on the other hand, contains all of these things. So, if you’re looking for a dairy-free option, Ghee is the way to go as a butter substitute.

Another difference between Ghee and butter is shelf life. Ghee can be stored in the back of your cupboard for years without going bad. Butter, on the other hand, will only last for a few months in the fridge. So, if you’re looking for an ingredient that will last longer, Ghee is a great choice.

Ghee has a higher smoking point than butter. This means that it can be used for cooking at higher temperatures without burning. Butter will start to smoke and burn at lower temperatures, so it’s not the best choice for cooking.  In many recipes Ghee as a substitute for butter is the obvious choice.  Cake do become a little more denser but biscuits are yum!  Here’s our favourtie ghee biscuit recipe – they’re a little like your favourite melting moments.

Ghee is the healthier option compared with butter.

Studies have shown Ghee has been shown to reduce cholesterol and inflammation levels in the body while boosting immunity. In fact, there are a whole range of health benefits to ghee that butter does not have – here are the 10 health benefits of ghee if you want to dive deep.

There are many advantages to swapping out butter and using Ghee as the alternative in your diet. So, if you’re looking for a healthier, dairy-free option with a longer shelf life, Ghee is a perfect choice. Give it a try and see how you like it. You might just find that you never go back to butter again!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us and I’ll be happy to answer them.

Do you have any tips for making the switch from butter to ghee? Let us know on our socials and be sure to check out our other blog posts for more ways you can swap our butter and use ghee as a healthy butter substitute.

Ghee Popcorn

A photo of popcorn cooked with our healthy, creamy butter alternative organic ghee.

If you’ve never had ghee popcorn you’re in for a real treat.  Besides the OMG taste, the best thing about cooking your popcorn in ghee is that you don’t have to add butter to it at the end of the process – meaning less washing up. With Winter upon us and the rise of Netflix and chill moments as we cower inside out of the cold, ghee popcorn is a healthy, snackable treat for both children and adults alike. It’s one of the easiest of ghee recipes – besides smearing it on a crumpet or dolloping it on cooked vegetables that is – and takes advantage of the high smoking point of ghee.

 

SERVES: 2
TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup of popping corn (dried corn kernels)

2 heaped tbsps of OMGhee

1 medium, heavy based saucepan (with a lid and preferably glass, but not essential – the glass that is – the lid is critical)

 

DIRECTIONS

Place the ghee in a heavy based saucepan.

Heat the ghee so it is very hot – and hot enough to pop the corn kernels.  How do you know when it is hot enough?  Take a single corn kernel and drop it in the ghee.  If the oil is hot enough it will begin to move, turn and then after a short while pop.

Place the remaining popcorn in the ghee.

Place the lid on your saucepan. This is super important unless you want popcorn all over your kitchen.

As the corn pops lift the saucepan from the stove, giving it a quick shake to move the kernels around and then place back on the heat. This technique lowers the chance of burning the corn and is especially valuable if you’ve overloaded the saucepan with too many kernels!

You know when the ghee popcorn is nearly ready with the  length of time between the pops becomes extended.  Once the corn has not popped for 10 seconds or so remove from the heat.  Some like to turn the heat off and let the remaining heat cook the last few.

Quickly pour out your corn into another bowl to avoid the heat ‘steaming’ the cooked popcorn.

Voila! you’re done.

Add salt and more ghee to taste.

Enjoy!

For more OMGhee recipes click here

Ghee Recipes

Ghee recipes

Want to know our favourite ghee recipes?

Everyone is always asking. ‘Do you have any OMGhee recipes”  “How do I use my ghee in recipes’

Straight up I say – “you already know how to use it”.

It’s easy – just swap out your oil or butter in your cooking for the healthier, lactose free version of OMGhee – and now you have a ghee recipe.

As Australians we often associate ghee with curry. Yes it’s great for curry because of it’s high smoking point, however, OMGhee also makes a great eating ghee.  So the most simplest ghee recipe is OMGhee on bread, your crumpets, use it to cook your pancakes in, eggs and steaks.  Remember, “You already know how to use it!”

However, we all need some inspiration at times, I know I do, so here’s a list of ghee recipes, those we have currently on our website and are always updating.

  1. Ghee, Corriander and Rice.  This recipe is our all time favourite.  It fills you up without leaving you feel heavy and is oh so nourishing.
  2. Our Special Milk recipe for all your insomniacs out there. (It helps for constipation too)
  3. Salmon and Aspargus.  We wrote this one especially for easter.  This recipe is a staple in our household.
  4. Caramelised Peaches with Ghee.  This is our dessert recipe – it’s amazing with Paris Creek Farms Greek Yogurt.
  5. Feeling like a snack?  Our ghee biscuit recipe is quick and easy both to make and eat. 🤣🥄
  6. Bullet Proof Coffee.  Great for kick-starting a weight loss program

Do you have a favourtie ghee recipe?  If so share the love.  Meessage us at hello@omghee.com and we’ll add it to the collection (and give you credit of course!).  The more the merrier.

Grass Fed Ghee Australia

Australian Grass Fed Ghee Jar

Grass Fed Ghee Australia

What are the Benefits of Grass Fed Ghee from Australia?

Let’s start with grass fed butter.  Grass-fed butter is a good source of vitamin A and the antioxidant beta carotene. It  has a higher proportion of healthy, unsaturated fats and CLA.  It also has vitamin K2 with is imporant for bone and heart health.

Most common cooking oils are unhealthy and contribute to high cholesterol.  Grass fed ghee is a step up from grass fed butter.  It is a great lactose free, healthy, butter substitute  rich in healthy fats. It’s one of the best sources of healthy fats for vegetarians, post partum mothers and as a babies first dairy. It is perfect for those following a keto diet as well.

Ghee is easier to digest than other oils.  It is not heated at high temperatures when it’s being made.  This means the nutritional content and enzymes in the butter is preserved.

During the cooking process the fatty acid chains are transformed so they now closely mimic your cell membranes. This is beneficial because it helps increase the bioavailability of the foods you eat.

OMGhee’s biodynamic and organic ghee is made from the butter of grass fed cows from a single source – Paris Creek Farms.

How to Store Your Ghee : 100 Year Old Ghee

How to store your ghee

If you’re wondering what to store when the zombie apocalypse comes then Ghee is one pantry staple, you are going to want to stock up on.

Preppers listen up! The shelf life of pure ghee is indefinite if stored correctly.  For best results put it well-sealed, in a cool dark spot.  Liken it to a cellared fine wine.  You can store it for a long time and the flavour will change and develop over time.

In India ghee was often placed into clay containers and buried for future generations. 100-year-old ghee is used in spiritual practices and said to contain special properties. It is highly valued for its medicinal properties.

In your home, if your ghee has been made correctly, unadulterated and all moisture and milk solids removed, storing your ghee at the back of the pantry – for years – will suffice.

Opening your ghee

However, once you have opened your Ghee you now how have air and moisture into the equation.  You now no longer have just pure ghee. You now have ghee with air and moisture, and more often than not, a dirty utensil added in for good measure.  Once open the rules for storing your ghee change.

Consider your usage and what recipes you are making and how long it takes you to finish a jar.

You can choose to leave your opened jar of ghee out on the bench for easy spreading or alternatively you can place it in the fridge if you are an occassional user.

In our household a jar lasts a week (or less depending on the menu that week) hence leaving the jar on the bench or a week or three is not a problem.

If you’re using your ghee for the occasional curry and have several weeks before cooking with it again then I suggest storing your ghee in the fridge until you are ready to use it again. Not because the nature of the ghee is to go off but more so because the use of a dirty utensil or unknown contaminants in the air cannot often be measured or controlled.

Personally, in our household we never store it in the fridge – and that goes for litres of the stuff, however as we have no control of what happens in your household we liked to say – as with the storage of all food products, it is wise to err on the side of caution.

Benefits of Ghee for Postpartum Mums

Best Postpartum nutrition for pregnant and new mums

Ghee has many brilliant benefits for postpartum mums and is highly recommended by many health professionals responsible for their care.

Here’s just a few of the many reasons why ghee is often listed as one of the top foods for postpartum nutrition for new mums and their babies.

 

1. Stops the roller-coaster of sugar spikes and assists with weight-loss.

But ghee is a fat!  Who would have thought it – regain your health (and your waistline) by eating more fat.

Not any fat though – Ghee.

If you’re eating infrequently and doing the whole grab and go lifestyle all while trying to feed your newborn, catch some ZZ’s and interact like a sane person;  you can be sure your sugar levels are going to fluctuate.  One of the top benefits for new mums is eating ghee slows down glucose absorption, stopping the sugar spikes – a major enemy of weight loss.

 

2. Mood Food.

Oh! the joy of sleep deprivation. (You know they use it as a form of war torture right?)

Add lack of sleep to your hormone storm and you’ve got some major brain fog and mood swings going on.

Who hasn’t hampered their weight loss goals by grabbing a chocolate or sugary sweet for a quick energy and mood booster?

Another health benefit for the new mum is eating ghee to stimulate the production of oxytocin in the brain.  Oxytocin assists with the laying down of the new brain pathways that are being developed after birth in new mums.  Ghee is just one tool in your nutritional toolbox to help provide you protection from the baby blues, mood swings and post-natal depression.  Ghee assists you in feeling more grounded and alleviates that strung out, wired feeling a lot of new mums’experience.  It helps you to supress the emotional eating rollercoaster.

 

3. Boob Food.

Ok, so you’ve just put your body through baby bootcamp and now it’s time to load up on all the good stuff, so you have a wonderful supply of breast milk.

Not only does ghee increase milk supply, but it has also great carrying properties.  Ghee increases the bioavailability of food and is renowned for transporting and assisting in the assimilation of vitamins and minerals deep into your cells (and breast milk) – quickly.  Meaning your newborn and you both have a great ready supply of essential nutrients and why up to two teaspoons of ghee daily is recommended for postpartum mums.

 

4. Constipation (as if you haven’t pushed enough).

If you want to lose weight, you must have good elimination of your bowls. Ghee contains Butyric acid; Butyric acid is a fatty acid that’s created when the good bacteria in your gut break down dietary fibre.

The Butyric acid in ghee assist in healing the intestine by providing food for the good bacteria in your gut as well as relieving one of the biggest complaints, besides sleep deprivation, new mums have –constipation.

Tip:  If you’re in need of help getting to sleep or using your bowels then try this nourishing recipe using ghee to kick insomnia and constipation to the curb.

If you’re interested in seven other superfoods for breast feeding mums’ click here

 

What to consider when buying ghee for you and your baby

Quality – It goes without saying really.   Now is not the time to skimp on our health and instead it is a time to nourish our bodies with the best possible products while it is healing.  That means no chemicals and GMOs.  Instead choose products like OMGhee that are biodynamic, organic, ghee made from the butter of grass-fed cows.

Shop OMGhee, Australias best and only biodynamic ghee here