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Paulppaul
Saturday, June 21, 2008, 2:33am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I'm interested in seeing how good it is on the diet and adding some extra callories and flavor to my diet so far.  It's in the butter section, right, I can't find it in any stores, anyone know where to find it?

I need to get my calories up, know of any diamond snacks I eat during the day at work?
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try ethnic stores or WFs.....
learn to make it yourself, it s easy and so much cheaper!
use the search feature on home page.....lots of great easy recipes.


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Quoted from Lola
try ethnic stores or WFs.....
learn to make it yourself, it s easy and so much cheaper!
use the search feature on home page.....lots of great easy recipes.


You know Lola.. I don't know if it's that much cheaper to make.  

Organic butter is the same price as the ghee.  And unless you get more ghee when making ghee from this same priced butter, well there you are.  (shows you how much I know.. not much!  )

so.. inform me on this...

And the most reasonable price I've found on Ghee is on Amazon.com.  
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Saverain, you can find ghee in some health food or natural foods stores and in Indian groceries.

Homemade ghee is a bit cheaper, but for me the biggest reason to make my own is that I know what went into it. Some storebought ghees have preservatives, which is weird because ghee doesn't need them.

Using a pound of butter (16 oz/1/2 kg), I get about 14 oz back as pure ghee. The rest is milk solids and evaporated water. I use unsalted butter as well, which seems to have an increased yield over the salted stuff (that's purely a subjective viewpoint though, I've never measured it to find out for sure).


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Saverain, you can find ghee in some health food or natural foods stores and in Indian groceries.

Homemade ghee is a bit cheaper, but for me the biggest reason to make my own is that I know what went into it. Some storebought ghees have preservatives, which is weird because ghee doesn't need them.

Using a pound of butter (16 oz/1/2 kg), I get about 14 oz back as pure ghee. The rest is milk solids and evaporated water. I use unsalted butter as well, which seems to have an increased yield over the salted stuff (that's purely a subjective viewpoint though, I've never measured it to find out for sure).


Hi... the ghee I buy has no preservatives.  

But in case you are interested in making it, here is a wonderful site with instructions 'and' photos!

http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2005/05/27/glorious-golden-ghee/
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I simply use the best butter I can find......
organic, I have yet to spot!!
just do the best you can......we are not all as lucky  


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F-muse--thanks for the link, that's excellent!  

A while back when I was buying my ghee at an Indian grocery, the brand they carried had some kind of preservative in it, probably because it was imported from India (and cost a fortune). I finally started making my own and it was not only cheaper, but tasted better too.

I know most commercial ghee doesn't have preservatives, but it's always best to read the label just to make sure. I'm a paranoid label-reader now, having been burned royally several times by my assumptions.

It really is easy to make your own ghee. I haven't found any organic butter here, but there is a semi-local brand that gives me excellent results every time so I stick with it. Wish our local Mennonite creamery made their own butter, but they use the cream to make ice cream, which is unfortunate in one way and yummy in another


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in some stores it's also called clarified butter, if that helps.....

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I've never bought ghee...  I read the ghee thread and started making my own.


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For us it's cheaper to make, even with organic butter.  My Mom has been using the oberweis butter.


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For us it's cheaper to make, even with organic butter.  My Mom has been using the oberweis butter.


what is the oberweis butter?  our organic butter is $5.50 to $6.00 now.  The ghee on the Island is $5.99 and on the mainland at Whole Foods is over $6.00.   I was shocked.  I figured WF would have it cheaper!  Rip Off!  Taking advantage of folks.

The ghee I got from Amazon is $4.00.  So unless I can find organic butter for under $4.00, i'm going with the Amazon purchase!  

I'll report on how it is for anyone interested.
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what is the oberweis butter?
The ghee I got from Amazon is $4.00....I'll report on how it is for anyone interested.


Oberweis is a chain company that sells milk, ice cream and the like. I hear it is really yummy......
I'm interested in how your Amazon ghee comes out.   and would you mind linking us up to what you are using.



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Oberweis is a chain company that sells milk, ice cream and the like. I hear it is really yummy......
I'm interested in how your Amazon ghee comes out.   and would you mind linking us up to what you are using.


Well, I was incorrect.  Regular butter is $5.00 to $6.00.  Organic butter is $6.99!  Lord!

Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Taaza-Gh.....214166110&sr=8-1
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Here in Tenn. we have a store called Food City and I don't know where all it is located but there is an ethnic section and it carry's ghee but most of the ghee we can get runs around 6.99 to 8.50 a jar for around 13 to 16 oz jars. I have been instructing some of our Eat Righters to make it as Krogers food store carry's an organic brand that is unsalted for about 3.49 a pound and Walmart carry's Land of Lakes unsaled for $2 a pound. The above link is great as it shows pictures as well as detailed instuctions. It is easy to make just don't get in a hurry. We strain ours through an unbleached coffee filter and I call it liquid gold. It is beautiful and no it isn't found in the dairy section as it stores on the shelf even when opened. Ghee will get to hard to use if in the refrigerator. I only put mine in right after making it to cool it down and set it and then I put one on the shelf and the other near the salt and other seasonings I use to cook with. One pound of butter should make about 13 oz of ghee. I make two pounds at a time. Hope this helps.


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Well, I still can't find it so I'll have to make it sometime, thanks.
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Well, I was incorrect.  Regular butter is $5.00 to $6.00.  Organic butter is $6.99! Lord!

Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Taaza-Gh.....214166110&sr=8-1


Is that for a whole pound?  Here in Northern Ontario, Canada I buy unsalted organic butter for $4.29 a half pound.   Last week it was $3.99 a half pound and is now up .30.  

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Our local Pick N Save grocery store had their store brand of butter for $1.88 a pound, so I stocked up. It isn't organic, but organic butter is $5.99 a pound, so hopefully I am cooking off anything that is not good for me in the regular butter. My budget just cannot handle paying that much for organic.

Saverain, give homade ghee a try, it is easy, delicious, and makes the house smell yummy! I store mine in pint mason jars.

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I'll see how much we're paying for the organic butter, but I can tell you the ghee, where ever I buy it has been more than that.  I bought one once for like $ 10 a lb.  Silly me.  


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I made a batch of ghee today.  Good stuff.  I was giggling to myself, while I was watching it bubble, about all the puns I could make with the word ghee (it's a bad habit of mine).

"Oh, ghee."

"Ghee whiz."

"Old MacDonald had some butter.  Ghee I Ghee I O."

"To ghee or not to ghee....there is no question."


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Oh my Ribbit...I see you think somewhat in kiddie songs.   I still do after having two girls of my own and babysitting for 18 years.  Things happen or someone will say something and in my head I can still put words to some kind of song together.  It will be a year in August since I quit.  I imagine they will be with us forever.  It made me smile.

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P.S.  Ghee made in the oven(winter) or on the BBQ(summer) are my two favorite ways of making it.


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I have some ghee on my counter that was left from the second batch I made months ago. I decided to keep it to see if it got better as time went on, and it has! Amazing stuff!

Ribbit, your sense of humor is always refreshing!
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Our local Pick N Save grocery store had their store brand of butter for $1.88 a pound, so I stocked up. It isn't organic, but organic butter is $5.99 a pound, so hopefully I am cooking off anything that is not good for me in the regular butter. My budget just cannot handle paying that much for organic.



Gosh that price is tempting.  What is it actually that we are avoiding when we purchase organic butter?  And are we actually cooking off the bad stuff when we make ghee from it?

Because I don't think the ghee I'm buying says 'organic'
on it...  

So in the end it would financially behove me to just buy cheap butter (without hormones/antibiotics) and make ghee...

opps.. yes it is organic.. so I'm ok, but still would like to know about using non-organic butter.

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