Organic Grass-fed Ghee Giveaway – Why Grass-fed Is So Good For Health

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Ghee is a gorgeous, traditional food that been used for generations of time. It is a food that has nourished people for thousands of years (as far back as 6,500 B.C.) and has provided outstanding nutritional benefit to those who consume it.

Like butter, ghee is a healthy saturated fat that contains fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients our bodies need. Along with Vitamins A, D, E, and K, critical to bone, brain, heart, and immune system function. Ghee is an abundant source of conjugated linoleic acid – an antioxidant and destroys free-radicals (think cancer), immune booster, and a friend to cardiovascular health. It is also contains lauric acid – useful in fighting fungus and candida.

I cannot say enough good things about Pure Indian Foods organic, grass-fed ghee. Our family has used their ghee for over a year and we love it for so many reasons. It is a fantastic food for cooking because it contains saturated fat, and is therefore very stable in high temperatures – so it can withstand heat up to at least 400 degrees F.

We use it for stir-frying vegetables, meat, eggs, pancakes, in baked goods or casseroles in the oven, and so many other types of cooking. You can also use it on your favorite bread and melt over popcorn, use it over rice, desserts like baked apples or pears, corn on the cob, hot cereals like soaked oatmeal, or baked potatoes. Its uses are literally endless! And its rich, buttery flavor makes it incredibly delicious.

Because ghee is made from butter, it possesses that rich, delicious taste that is satisfying, and can be used for almost any purpose you would use butter. It is a great “emergency survival food” because it does not need refrigeration and is shelf-stable. We almost always take a jar of ghee with us when we go on trips in case we don’t have a good source of grass-fed butter wherever we are headed.

Because this food is so amazing, I am hosting a giveaway to win two 14 oz jar of Pure Indian Food’s Grassfed Organic Ghee and a Sampler Pack. The owner, Sandeep Agarwal, is dedicated to bringing healthy products to his customers, and his family business has been doing so since 1889. I am thankful of his graciousness in providing this great sampler pack of products for a lucky winner.

What is ghee?

From the Pure Indian Foods web site:

“Golden colored Ghee is prepared by melting and simmering unsalted butter until all the water evaporates and the milk solids settle at the bottom. The remaining butter oil is very stable, giving it a high smoke point which makes it an excellent choice to use for frying and sauteéing and it can be stored without refrigeration for several months. Ghee is also known as Indian Clarified Butter, Seafood Butter, Drawn Butter, Butter Oil, Ghee Butter or Anhydrous Milk Fat (AMF). In India and other South Asian countries, it is also known as Desi Ghee, Pure Ghee, Asli Ghee or Ghritam. Ghee is a dairy product and as such it is gluten-free.

Ghee health benefits

Foods such as butter and ghee from grass-fed cows contain important nutrients for health – Vitamins A, D, and K. Dr. Weston A. Price found that in populations he visited where people were eating these foods, their health was robust.  Their bone structures were healthy and they lacked the dental diseases and deformities of those living in developed countries and who ate processed foods. Bone health is absolutely dependent upon the correct, synergistic combination of Vitamins A, D, and K.

Why grass-fed is important

Because cows are ruminants, they are intended to eat grass – not grain. Butter and ghee from pastured cows is superior to its conventional counterpart because it contains more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an important essential fatty acid which is a great protector of cardiovascular health, and also helps diminish the risk of cancer due to its anti-carcinogenic properties.

Many people who have allergies to dairy have even found that they could consume ghee without issue. In the process of clarification of ghee, “milk solids are removed, leaving the healthy butter fats behind. Small, trace amounts of casein and lactose can possibly remain in the ghee, but unless a person is extremely sensitive, consuming ghee will be fine, even if dairy is not.” If you are in doubt, you might try a small amount at first to see if you have any sensitivities.

Details of the giveaway!

The giveaway starts today and ends on Tuesday, December 14th at 11:59 p.m., MST.
Here are all the different ways to enter:

  1. Click the link below and leave me comment telling me you did.
  2. For extra entries, do the following and leave comments:

  3. Subscribe to my blog. Use the Feedburner subscribe feature on the main page.
  4. Like Pure Indian Foods on Facebook (blog posts on Facebook about giveaways aren’t permitted by FB rules). You’ll receive extra entries for “liking” only.
  5. Follow Pure Indian Foods on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway.
  6. Follow Agriculture Society on Twitter.
  7. Like Agriculture Society on Facebook (again, blog post about giveaways on FB are not permitted). Extra entries are given for “liking” only.
  8. Please Stumble my page or any other articles you want to share!

The contest is open to anyone, but if you are an international entrant, you must pay the extra shipping (and any other applicable import fees, etc.) for getting your item to you. The winner has 24 hours to e-mail me about the prize. If I don’t hear from the winner, I’ll pick someone else with Random.org.

Best of luck to everyone entering. I will announce the winner here on Wednesday, December 15th.

Enter to win two 14 oz jar of Pure Indian Foods Grassfed Organic Ghee and a Sampler Pack containing 1.1 oz jar of each of the following six Herb & Spice ghee flavors – over $50 retail value. Shipping to any U.S. address is paid. International residents can participate but the winner needs to pay for shipping (and any applicable import duties).

Herbal Ghee Flavors:

- Italian Ghee (contains Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme)

- Herbes de Provence Ghee (contains Savory, Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, Tarragon, Lavender Flowers)

- Garlic Ghee (contains Garlic)

- Digestive Ghee (contains Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger)

- Indian Dessert Ghee (contains Fennel, Cardamom, Saffron)

- Niter Kebbeh (contains Cardamom, Cinnamon, Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric, Nutmeg)

This post is part of Kelly the Kitchen Kop’s Real Food Wednesdays Carnival.

106 Comments

  • December 8, 2010 - 1:23 AM | Permalink

    Wow this ghee looks fabulous. What a beautiful color!

  • December 8, 2010 - 1:24 AM | Permalink

    PS Either the link I am supposed to click isn’t working or I can’t spot it!

  • Dennis
    December 8, 2010 - 6:37 AM | Permalink

    looks good, would love to try cooking with it…

  • December 8, 2010 - 6:46 AM | Permalink

    I subscribed to feedburner.

  • December 8, 2010 - 6:47 AM | Permalink

    I liked Pure Indian Foods on Facebook.

  • December 8, 2010 - 6:55 AM | Permalink

    Following Pure Indian Foods on twitter!

  • December 8, 2010 - 6:56 AM | Permalink

    Following AS on twitter!

  • December 8, 2010 - 6:56 AM | Permalink

    Liked AS on Facebook!

  • December 8, 2010 - 6:58 AM | Permalink

    I submitted you to StumbleUpon.

  • Sharon Jones
    December 8, 2010 - 7:11 AM | Permalink

    I entered the contest and liked the two pages! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great products!!!! I love it!!!

  • Christina
    December 8, 2010 - 7:13 AM | Permalink

    Yummy ghee! :-) I clicked the link and “liked” Pure Indian Foods.

  • Tessa
    December 8, 2010 - 7:31 AM | Permalink

    I clicked on the link.

  • Tessa
    December 8, 2010 - 7:33 AM | Permalink

    I liked Pure Indian Foods on Facebook.

  • Tessa
    December 8, 2010 - 7:35 AM | Permalink

    I liked Agriculture Society on Facebook.

  • Tessa
    December 8, 2010 - 7:38 AM | Permalink

    I subscribed! ;)

  • December 8, 2010 - 7:43 AM | Permalink

    Raine, where do you get yours? Do you order it or get if from the Co-op? My mom just sent me some and we love it. I’m gonna have to get more.

    • December 9, 2010 - 8:29 PM | Permalink

      Hi Tara – we buy ours by the case from Pure Indian Foods. We normally only buy it about once every six months or so because the case we order contains 8 jars. The price is better when you buy more. I think I spend about $68 with shipping 2x a year. It’s a great deal and love having “emergency” preparedness food around that’s so nutritious! I’ve seen ghee at the Co-op, but none of it is organic and I’m certain it’s not from grass-fed cows either. :)

  • December 8, 2010 - 8:29 AM | Permalink

    I checkout out the link! I’ve been wanting to try Ghee for a while now, great giveaway!

  • cindy
    December 8, 2010 - 8:38 AM | Permalink

    I clicked the link and signed up for the giveaway

  • cindy
    December 8, 2010 - 8:38 AM | Permalink

    I liked pure Indian foods on facebook

  • cindy
    December 8, 2010 - 8:39 AM | Permalink

    I tweeted the giveaway

  • cindy
    December 8, 2010 - 8:39 AM | Permalink

    I signed up for you rss feed

  • cindy
    December 8, 2010 - 8:40 AM | Permalink

    I am following pure Indian foods on twitter

  • cindy
    December 8, 2010 - 8:40 AM | Permalink

    I follow you on twitter

  • cindy
    December 8, 2010 - 8:41 AM | Permalink

    I like you on facebook

  • December 8, 2010 - 9:09 AM | Permalink

    I entered /subscribed to the newsletter :)

  • Leah
    December 8, 2010 - 10:28 AM | Permalink

    I subbed via feedburner

  • Leah
    December 8, 2010 - 10:30 AM | Permalink

    I entered at the Pure site — I really would love to win this!!

  • Leah
    December 8, 2010 - 10:30 AM | Permalink

    I “liked” Pure Indian Food

  • Leah
    December 8, 2010 - 10:32 AM | Permalink

    I “liked” Agriculture Society on FB

  • Celeste Parkhurst
    December 8, 2010 - 10:32 AM | Permalink

    I clicked the link.

  • Celeste Parkhurst
    December 8, 2010 - 10:33 AM | Permalink

    I follow Pure Indian Foods on Twitter.

  • December 8, 2010 - 10:47 AM | Permalink

    i liked pure indian food on FB.
    i liked agricultural society on FB.
    Also tweeted about ag. society and subscribed to feedburner.
    God bless.

  • Zsofia
    December 8, 2010 - 11:15 AM | Permalink

    I clicked on the link. Looks yummy!

  • December 8, 2010 - 11:33 AM | Permalink

    What beautiful golden Ghee! I’ve never tried it but I sure hope I get the chance. I clicked the link.

  • December 8, 2010 - 11:34 AM | Permalink

    I subscribed to your feed

  • December 8, 2010 - 11:35 AM | Permalink

    and followed you on Twitter

  • December 8, 2010 - 11:35 AM | Permalink

    and followed pure indian foods on twitter – and tweeted about the giveaway

  • December 8, 2010 - 12:41 PM | Permalink

    I followed the link and subscribed.

  • December 8, 2010 - 12:41 PM | Permalink

    I follow agriculture society rss feed

  • December 8, 2010 - 12:42 PM | Permalink

    I ‘like’ pure indian foods on facebook

  • December 8, 2010 - 12:43 PM | Permalink

    I ‘like’ agriculture society on facebook.

  • Karen R
    December 8, 2010 - 1:29 PM | Permalink

    I followed the link…

  • Karen R
    December 8, 2010 - 1:31 PM | Permalink

    I suscribed to your blog.

  • Teresa Novak
    December 8, 2010 - 2:31 PM | Permalink

    I followed the link and registered. I’ve been wanting to try ghee. Thanks for the chance to win some. :)

  • December 8, 2010 - 5:28 PM | Permalink

    I entered the giveaway!

  • December 8, 2010 - 5:29 PM | Permalink

    I “like” you on fb

  • December 8, 2010 - 5:29 PM | Permalink

    I subscribe via Greader

  • December 8, 2010 - 5:59 PM | Permalink

    I’ve signed up for the giveaway at their site and followed them on Twitter (it seems worthwhile regardless!). Thank you for the opportunity, I’ve always wanted to try ghee!

  • Sharon
    December 8, 2010 - 6:23 PM | Permalink

    I liked Pure Indian Foods on facebook. Their ghee is amazing.

  • Vicki
    December 8, 2010 - 7:26 PM | Permalink

    subscribed via google reader

  • Vicki
    December 8, 2010 - 7:33 PM | Permalink

    liked AS on facebook

  • Vicki
    December 8, 2010 - 7:33 PM | Permalink

    liked pure indian foods on fb

  • Kat
    December 9, 2010 - 8:54 AM | Permalink

    I signed up. Can’t wait to try it, because my husband is allergic to milk protein!

  • Jenny
    December 9, 2010 - 9:52 AM | Permalink

    I subscribe thru RSS!

  • Rajae
    December 9, 2010 - 10:20 AM | Permalink

    I clicked on the link.

  • Rajae
    December 9, 2010 - 10:20 AM | Permalink

    I liked your blog on FB.

  • Rajae
    December 9, 2010 - 10:21 AM | Permalink

    I liked Pure Indian Foods on FB.

  • Rajae
    December 9, 2010 - 10:21 AM | Permalink

    I subscribed to your blog.

  • Rachel S.
    December 9, 2010 - 12:07 PM | Permalink

    i clicked the link and entered the contest!

  • Rachel S.
    December 9, 2010 - 12:08 PM | Permalink

    subscribed via FeedBurner

  • Rachel S.
    December 9, 2010 - 12:09 PM | Permalink

    already a fan of Pure Indian Foods on Facebook

  • Rachel S.
    December 9, 2010 - 12:11 PM | Permalink

    already following @pureindianfoods on Twitter, and just re-tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/rachspeights/status/12947330038767618

  • Rachel S.
    December 9, 2010 - 12:12 PM | Permalink

    now following @AgriSociety on Twitter (i’m @rachspeights)

  • Rachel S.
    December 9, 2010 - 12:13 PM | Permalink

    already a fan of Agriculture Society on Facebook

  • Sara
    December 9, 2010 - 1:49 PM | Permalink

    I clicked the link.

  • Sara
    December 9, 2010 - 1:50 PM | Permalink

    I subscribed.

  • Sara
    December 9, 2010 - 1:51 PM | Permalink

    I liked on FB.

  • Sara
    December 9, 2010 - 1:52 PM | Permalink

    I also like Agriculture Society on FB.

  • December 9, 2010 - 6:58 PM | Permalink

    I followed the link and signed up/entered

  • December 9, 2010 - 7:03 PM | Permalink

    Subscribe to your blog.

  • December 9, 2010 - 7:19 PM | Permalink

    Follow Pure Indian Foods on Twitter and Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/erunuevo/status/13053767846993920

  • December 9, 2010 - 7:21 PM | Permalink

    Like Pure Indian Foods on Facebook
    erin neu

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    Follow Agriculture Society on Twitter.
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  • Melissa
    December 9, 2010 - 7:59 PM | Permalink

    clicked the link and entered to win.

  • Melissa
    December 9, 2010 - 8:00 PM | Permalink

    Already subscribed to your blog

  • Melissa
    December 9, 2010 - 8:01 PM | Permalink

    Like Pure Indian Foods

  • Melissa
    December 9, 2010 - 8:02 PM | Permalink

    Like Agriculture Society on Facebook

  • Melissa
    December 9, 2010 - 8:03 PM | Permalink

    Already follow Agriculture Society on Twitter

  • Liz
    December 10, 2010 - 1:46 PM | Permalink

    I checked out that site… I’ve been wanting to try ghee for a while now! It’d be awesome to win some! :)

  • Liz
    December 10, 2010 - 1:46 PM | Permalink

    I subscribe to your blog in Google Reader.

  • Liz
    December 10, 2010 - 1:47 PM | Permalink

    I follow you on Twitter.

  • Liz
    December 10, 2010 - 1:52 PM | Permalink

    I followed Pure Indian Foods on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

  • Allison
    December 10, 2010 - 5:46 PM | Permalink

    Hey Raine! I love giveaways. :-) I clicked the link and liked pure indian foods on FB.

  • December 11, 2010 - 4:35 PM | Permalink

    Always happy to have another source for real food!

  • Slow Food Gal
    December 12, 2010 - 10:10 AM | Permalink

    I clicked on the link! I love ghee!

  • lisa
    December 13, 2010 - 9:42 AM | Permalink

    I clicked the link and joined the newsletter.

  • lisa
    December 13, 2010 - 9:44 AM | Permalink

    Fb fan of ag society.

  • lisa
    December 13, 2010 - 9:46 AM | Permalink

    Fb fan of pure indian foods.

  • December 13, 2010 - 12:19 PM | Permalink

    Registered for giveaway
    Follow PIF on Twitter and FB
    Follow AS on Twitter and FB
    Get email updates

  • Amanda
    December 14, 2010 - 11:01 AM | Permalink

    I went to the link.. and I’m following your blog! LOOOOVE me some ghee!

  • Bethany
    December 14, 2010 - 11:08 AM | Permalink

    I clicked on the link. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Katie
    December 14, 2010 - 11:16 AM | Permalink

    I love Pure Indian Foods Ghee! I haven’t tried the “flavored ones” yet as I didn’t want to spend so much on the off chance I didn’t like them, but this would be a great way to see which ones I like best!

  • Casie
    December 14, 2010 - 11:44 AM | Permalink

    I followed the link and signed up for their mailers.

  • Casie
    December 14, 2010 - 11:46 AM | Permalink

    I like pure Indian foods on fb!

  • Casie
    December 14, 2010 - 11:47 AM | Permalink

    I liked Agriculture Society on fb!

  • Melissa W.
    December 14, 2010 - 8:53 PM | Permalink

    Clicked on the link

  • Melissa W.
    December 14, 2010 - 8:53 PM | Permalink

    Subscribe to your blog

  • Melissa W.
    December 14, 2010 - 8:55 PM | Permalink

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  • Melissa W.
    December 14, 2010 - 8:57 PM | Permalink

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  • Melissa W.
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  • December 21, 2010 - 1:07 PM | Permalink

    Clicked on the link

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