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.

Ghee Rice & Coriander

simple quick organic biodynamic ghee, rice and corriander recipe

Ghee, Rice and Coriander.  Simples.

One of the easiest and tastiest way to experience ghee is on plain basmati rice.

This recipe calls for dashings of corriander and Indian black salt for additional health benefits.

This ghee rice recipe is quick, easy, and a great recipe to pull out when you can’t be bothered cooking.

SERVES: 2
TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN

INGREDIENTS
1/2 Cup Basmati Rice
2 tbs OMGhee
1 Cup Chopped Fresh Coriander
Indian Black Salt
Squeeze of Lemon Juice per Serve
#1 Cup of Joy

DIRECTIONS
Wash your rice 4 times until the water changes to be clear in colour. Then allow the rice to soak in clean filtered water for 10 mins.

Drain your rice and place it a saucepan. Add boiling water to
1cm above the rice line. Turn the heat to high, place the lid on
the saucepan and boil for one minute or until froth appears.

Turn off the heat, leave the lid on and wait. It will be ready in
10 mins. Do not remove the lid.

While waiting for your rice, cut the coriander finely.

Take the rice off the stove, stir through the coriander and add dollops of OMGhee.

Serve into individual portions and squeeze lemon liberally over each serve and season with black salt.

Fun Fact:  Black salt isn’t really that black and it stinks of sulpher.  Don’t let this put you off though.  Like parmesan cheese, it tastes different that how it smells.  It adds a very distinct flavour profile to the dish without it becoming – salty.  Black salt is only ever used for enhancing dishes after they have been made. It is not suited to be added to dishes during the cooking process.

Enjoy this gheelicious recipe of ghee, rice and corriander.

 

The Purest Ghee for a Keto Diet and Bullet Proof Coffee Recipe

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OMGhee is the only biodynamic, organic,  ghee in Australia making it the purest ghee for a keto diet and bullet proof coffee.

Ghee is considered to be one of the healthiest fats when eating a ketogenic diet.  The keto diet focuses on foods high in fat, low in carbohydrates and high in proteins.  Depending on where you read some have calorie restrictions others do not.  However, back to ghee.

The main reasons ghee is highly valued on a ketogenic (keto) diet is because eating pure ghee will not bump you out of a fast, it will curb your appetite and OMG it tastes so good.

Two more reasons is that Ghee is lactose free making it great for those with dairy intolerances and it has a high smoking point.  The high smoking point of ghee means is less likely to create free radical like other oils are prone to do when used for cooking in your keto diet.

Besides being an amazing cooking fat (I dare you to cook your steak in it, and eggs…. next level!) pure ghee is used in the widely popular bullet proof coffee.

Ghee and coffee – who would have thought it.  Having coffee on an empty stomach can cause acidity however, adding pure ghee in a keto bullet proof coffee is it has a soothing effect on the gut.

The addition of some spices makes it mmmmm – chef’s kiss – so so yummy.  Especially first thing in the morning.

There are lots of recipes for a bullet proof coffee despite its simplicity.  Here’s how we do it.

SERVES 1

TIME 2 mins

INGREDIENTS

Black coffee

1/2 tsp of clean, pure fat (OMGhee of course).  Some choose MTC oil, others coconut oil.  We believe the purest ghee for a keto diet is OMGhee because it is not only organic its also biodynamic.  The additional health benefits that come with ghee are a bonus plus it has plenty of other uses in the pantry as opposed to MCT oil.  You can up the amount of ghee overtime until you are more comfortable.

Any spices you may want to add. Our favourite is cinamon, nutmeg and a little cardomon to offset the coffee jitters.

METHOD

In a blender wizz your your black coffee with your pure OMGhee ghee until it resembles a latte.

Voila! You’re done.

Here’s a video of me making it here (including bloopers!)

Ghee Waste

Leftover ghee waste

After making ghee there is a by-product of ghee waste.

Ghee waste is called Mawa.  It’s amazingly yum and perfect for making your sweets.  It has all the toastiness of ghee, mixed with sugar and it becomes an  excellent addition to desert recipes.  The recipe we like ghee waste the most for is traditional apple crumble topping.

The gheeliciousness of this cannot be overstated, and to be honest, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

This leftover brown-coloured residue is a rich source of protein, fat and minerals and often used as a dietary supplement.  If you’re super interested in the nutritional details and other uses you can click through to an article here.  The health benefits are interesting, but boring compared to its taste.

OMG it is amazing!

One of my girlfriends, Sharon, loves the Mawa so much she eats it straight out of the jar.  It’s a special treat for her and she has named it Royal Ghee as a word play on the highly valued royal jelly from bees.

You do not get much of it from the cook and on my last batch I was able to get just 6 small jars.  Out of 42 kilos of butter, magically transformed into golden ghee, that’s not much – it is precious.

The easiest way to eat this is to make a crumble with a little sugar and sprinkle it over stewed fruit or ice cream (dairy overload anyone?!).

Now excuse me, I have to go have me some. ??

 

In the Media

In the Media

OMGhee has been a hit in the media.

Read on to see all our different ‘shout outs’ in the press.  Our presence in the media has been greatly assisted by assistance from Amy Springhall of The Visibility Project.

Popular Media GLAM Adelaide tells the story behind the brand of OMGhee

Lisa launched Australia’s only biodynamic and organic ghee softly last year, with OMGhee now available for in selected stores and online.

The spread makes a name for itself in being butter’s healthier sister. While it has butter origins, the butter goes through a process to eliminate all moisture and milk solids creating a lactose free, long shelf-life butter alternative.

It has a high smoking point and many health benefits that make it perfect for cooking and offer delicious flavour too.

“Ghee can last up to 12 months in your pantry without refrigeration,” Lisa said.

“We source all our butter from Paris Creek Farms so it’s both organic and biodynamic.

“Ghee is perfect for sautéing, baking, frying or spreading on your toast. It’s a healthier alternative to butter or oil,” Lisa said.

The article can be found here

Omghee founder Lisa Ormenyessy

Food Media, Eativity – Leading Food Publication Directing Subscribers to OMGhee

Eativity, one of Australias most subscribed to ‘foodie’ publications directs their subscribers to OMGhee as Australia’s only Biodynamic, Organic, Grass-fed Ghee.

 

 

Australia’s Leading FMCG Industry Publication Features OMGhee

In the media, retail publications, Inside FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) article highlights how OMGhee is Australia’s Only Biodynamic and Organic Ghee made from the butter of grass-fed cows and how we are on a mission to educate and inspire Australians about the health benefits of including ghee in their everyday diets.

The article can be found here.

 

Australia’s Leading Parenting Magazine Writes Feature Article

 

Ghee – A Postpartum Mum’s Best Friend is the name of the article in The Natural Parenting Magazine where they recently featured OMGhee as a standout for supporting postpartum mums in their after-birth recovery.

You can read the article here.

 

Ghee for All Female Fishing Crew

Team Just a Girl, an all-female fishing crew, whose adventures on the high seas are captured on Channel 44 in a reality show format were super excited to give our ghee a go.

One hurdle Team Just a Girl have is space in the fridge on the boat for butter and when out at sea a number of nights space is at a premium.  The win for ghee is that it does not require refrigeration, but catering to a team of butter lovers, what is the verdict on taste?  Watch the video to find out.

 

From Business Coach to Ghee Master. 

Featured on Happy Business Radio , Anchor FM, discussing the transition from business coach to founding OMGhee.

Listen here

 

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.

Health Benefits of Ghee. Our Top 10.

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Ghee Benefits-

Ghee doesn’t just taste good it also has many health and wellbeing benefits. From increasing longevity to beautiful skin.  Here are our top ten.

1. Increases Immunity

Ghee is rich in Butyric Acid, which helps the body in producing T cells that fight diseases.

2. Decreases bad cholesterol

Ghee is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids which decreases LDL cholesterol

3. Reduces Inflammation

The level of antioxidants in Ghee makes it a great anti inflammatory.

4. Increases Brain Function & Mood

Eating ghee stimulates the production of oxytocin in the brain. This is also one of the ghee benefits.

5. Improves Digestion

Ghee contains butyric acid with the cells of your small intestine love and is its preferred source of energy.  It improves the quality of absorption by your small intestine and decreases the Acidic PH of your Gastrointestinal Tract

6. Strengthens Bone

Ghee is rich in Vitamin K, which helps in calcium absorption. It helps in the prevention of tooth decay and prevents atherosclerosis.

7. Sooth and Heal Skins

Ghee has cooling properties is antimicrobial and antioxidant. Being high in Vit A & E it is often applied topically for wounds, burns and rashes, this is another ghee benefit. One Hundred Washed Ghee is an ancient skin moisturiser and used in burns units. Here’s a video of the lengthly process it takes to make it.

8. Balances Hormones

Ghee is a dependable source of critical oil-soluble vitamins A and E that are needed for a healthy liver, balanced hormones, and fertility.

9. Assists in Weight Loss

Ghee slows down glucose absorption and stops sugar spikes,the major enemy of weight loss. As opposed to butter, ghee consists of short chain fatty acids that are not stored as fat by the body.

According to dietician Shilpa Arora, ghee is one of the most preferred vehicles for oleation* as it helps pull fat soluble toxins out of the cells and triggers fat metabolism, a process where the body kick-starts to burn its own fat for fuel.

Finally, (for this article anyway) here is the last health ghee benefits.

10. Relieves Constipation

Kind of self-explanatory right? So you can either eat a teaspoon of it before bed, or according renown Ayurvedic Doctor Vasant Lad “Taking 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls of ghee in a cup of hot milk at bedtime is an effective but gentle means of relieving constipation” . (Make sure that’s non-homogenised milk to receive the full medicinal qualities of milk at bedtime recipe)

 

*Administering a person with any kind of fat

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

 

Ghee and Clarified Butter – What’s the Difference?

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Ghee and clarified butter… are they the same?

Often when purchasing ghee you will notice the term ‘clarified butter’ on the product label.  This can be confusing for shoppers.

So are they the same thing? No, they are not, and unfortunately the term, and the confusion it causes, can cause shoppers looking for pure ghee (and the unique medicinal properties it provides) mistakenly purchase clarified butter by mistake.

So how do they differ?  Here’s a quick list.

1. The process of how ghee and clarified butter is made

Butter during the transformation process at one stage, is clarified butter but it does not stop there.  Ghee cooking is one step further and making authentic ghee is more complex than simply boiling butter.  Correctly made, ghee has many medicinal values aside from its high smoking point and culinary uses.

2. Ghee has a higher smoking point
Butter has a smoking point of 350°F (177°C), Clarified butter has a smoking point of 250°F (121°C), and Ghee has an incredibly high smoking point of 485°F (252°C). That’s over 100 more than other oils like canola and coconut oils!  This makes ghee an incredible asset in your pantry. (click here for a super handy chart of different smoking points)

3. Shelf life and storage.
Due to the increased cooking time and the removal of lactose, casein, and moisture ghee has a longer shelf life than clarified butter. Ghee will store indefinitely whereas you are best to keep clarified butter in the fridge. Any butter left out on the kitchen bench for too long will quickly become rancid.

4. Ghee has a distinct flavour profile.

Ghee has a signature taste.  It is warm, toasty caramelised, with overtones of butterscotch.  Clarified butter has it’s own taste too.  They are different.

5. Milk solids – to ghee or not to ghee.

Ghee is ghee because all the milk solids have been removed. Clarified butter is not guaranteed to have all the milk solids removed.

Summary

Consider this. You have beef and lamb;  both are meat and completely different – yet kind of the same.  It’s the same in this scenario – both are heated butter – but they are completely different – yet kind of the same.

Are you confused yet ?

Pure Ghee… or is it?

Pure Ghee Education Article

Pure Ghee – or is it?

“Studies of the industry find it is not uncommon to find ghee samples containing over 50% of vegetable oils” – US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.

If you’re wondering why there is such a price discrepancy between different brands of ghee, adulteration is one reason.

The other reason is the quality of the butter.  Is the ghee made from a pure source such as organic, bio-dynamic, grass fed happy cows – free from GMO and happily producing milk?  Or is the butter made from commercial cows, fed hormones and producing their milk under duress.

As the market for high quality, organic pure ghee increases across the world, the low supply has created increased prices.

Highly priced ghee products attract the shady side of production.

Adulteration of ghee and other malpractices grow within the industry.  All chasing the dollar and hoping to gain more profit.

Unfortunately, the main additives that are added in the manufacturing process are hard to detect visually.  They are:

  1. Vegetable oils such as palm oil, coconut oil, and partially hydrogenated refined nut oil
  2. Animal Body fat such as tallow left over wastes from the meat industry.

Adulterated ghee will have a low shelf life because vegetable oils go rancid after a period. If you have ever smelt butter that has started turn you will be familiar with the rancid smell.

More importantly adulterated Ghee will not have the same health properties as pure ghee.  Like vegan ghee, while it has the title of ghee – it’s not ghee.

How do I know I am buying pure ghee?

Know your maker is one way, and price is another. It is impossible to make high quality organic handmade ghee cheaply.

Quality of ingredients cost.  Good pure ghee, handmade takes time.  When you cut corners to reduce time the quality of the batch is reduced.  You lose nutrients due to high heat, you leave lactose in the ghee because the strain isn’t correct or you leave moisture in so shelf life is reduced.

With pure biodynamic, organic ghee is it definitely a case of buyer beware and ‘you get what you pay for’