Sep 30 , 2022
Often, we get to hear people around us speak about A2 Ghee. How this ghee is the best and how we must stop eating ghee which is mass-produced by companies and is easily available. However difficult it might be to believe, what we are consuming believing to be ghee is not the authentic traditional ghee that our forefathers consumed.
The Ghee made using the milk of our native indigenous cows is mostly referred to as the A2 Ghee. This ghee is ideally made using the Bilona process of making ghee which involves making Makhan(butter) from curds and not from the malai (cream).
Most store-bought ghee that is easily available in any store is made by heating the Malai. The source of the milk, the breed of the cow and the overall traceability of the product are never known to customers. What do the cows consume? Whether any hormone injections are given to them? How is their lifestyle? Are they sent to the slaughterhouse once they stop giving milk? All such information is never provided to the customer. This ghee is made on an industrial level in huge quantities. Many times, additives like colour and flavour are present in this ghee to maintain the taste, texture and aroma of every single batch.
Genuine A2 Ghee is made in gaushalas/farms in smaller batches. No additives are present in this ghee which results in the product being different in each batch. The cows are not injected with hormones and are provided with organic fodder only. Where is the Gaushala located? How do the cows spend their day? What do they eat? How are they taken care of once they stop giving milk? What happens to the baby bulls born on the farm? How exactly is the ghee made? The sellers specify all this information if they are selling genuine A2 Ghee.
No doubt, the milk of Desi cow is better and has more health benefits. Also, it is thicker in consistency and produces more ghee. The ghee obtained from A2 milk is superior in taste, is healthier and good for digestion. A2 cow ghee is grainy in texture and is made by heating butter on low flame for a long duration.
The A2 cow ghee has amino acids which make it easier to digest. It is more nutritious and is well tolerated by lactose-intolerant people and those suffering from IBS.
It is a rich source of unadulterated anti-oxidants, vitamin A, a superior quality protein and a variety of micronutrients that help build immunity. Pure cow ghee is a part of several Ayurvedic medicines which explains its significant role in maintaining health.
The high level of Omega-3 fatty acids present in this ghee is said to be beneficial for cardiovascular health. The desi gir cow ghee rich in A2 protein helps build up HDLs or High-Density Lipoproteins that combat cholesterol levels by extracting them out of the bloodstream. Also, the presence of proline helps strengthen heart muscles.
With so many health benefits of the A2 Ghee, one must switch to this for healthier living standards and a better lifestyle.